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Hooper to lead Bath Rugby next season

first_img Stuart Hooper, the new Captain at BathBath Rugby is delighted to today announce that Stuart Hooper will be the new Club captain for the 2011/12 season.The 6’ 5” lock joined Bath from Leeds Carnegie three years ago, and in that time has become an integral member of the squad, on and off the field.West Country through and through having been born and raised in Devon, Stuart embodies the character, pride and determination that comes with pulling on the famous Blue, Black and White shirt. He made 26 appearances last season, starting every time. In total, he has played 87 times for Bath since he arrived in 2008, and has won the respect of the whole squad with his clever and effective line out work and outstanding work ethic. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS BATH, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 31: Bath’s Stuart Hooper gestures during the Bath Rugby v Saracens Guinness Premiership match at the Bath Recreation Ground on October 31, 2009 in Bath, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)center_img On making the announcement Director of Rugby, Sir Ian McGeechan, said: “Hoops is a natural leader, both on and off the field. He has very strong leadership qualities, which have been and will continue to be a huge asset to the Club. He is a very strong communicator, a hugely dedicated professional and, most importantly, has the total respect of all the players.”Stuart added: “It was a huge honour to be asked to be captain, and I didn’t hesitate in accepting. I am very excited for the coming season, and with the squad we have here everything is pointing towards a successful future for Bath Rugby. We know that there is a lot of hard work to be done first though, and I am looking forward to getting on with training hard, fighting for my place in a very competitive squad, and leading the boys into the new season.”last_img read more

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London Welsh players for sale…..on eBay

Taione won 18 caps for Tonga in an international career spanning nine years and included the 1999 and 2007 Rugby World Cups. His former clubs include Newcastle Falcons, Sale Sharks, Harlequins, Racing Metro 92, Sanyo Wild Knights and Natal Sharks.In 2009 he appeared in Clint Eastwood’s film Invictus about South Africa’s 1995 Rugby World Cup triumph, alongside Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman. He joined London Welsh in 2010.Jackson arrived at London Welsh this summer from Championship rivals Doncaster Knights, where he made 24 appearances last season, scoring three tries, to help the club to a sixth place finish and reach the promotion play-offs.Jackson came through the youth ranks at Bath and represented England at U18s, and was part of the side that won the Four Nations in 2006. He also led his country at U16 level. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Check out Epi Taione on Ebay Check out Ed Jackson on Ebay Epi TaioneLondon Welsh are offering its supporters a unique opportunity to win dinner or a round of golf with Epi Taione or Ed Jackson, simply by bidding on eBay.Normally people buy laptops, used cars, mp3 players and items for the home on eBay, but the Exiles have come up with an innovative auction offer – bidders can buy the sponsorship of a professional rugby player, to include either dinner or a round of golf with their hero, if they are the highest bidder.The standard eBay listing says ‘The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but it is fully operational and functions as intended’ but that’s to be expected for a rugby player!Tongan star Taione and talented forward Jackson are both available to bid on just by click following the below link, so let’s see who gets the highest bid!Tonga international Taione, who famously dyed his hair green for sponsor Paddy Power during 2007 Rugby World Cup, and Jackson will be available to purchase until September 16.“If the bidding doesn’t go well maybe I’ll buy myself,” said Taione. “It’s an exciting project and I’ll make sure friends and family will help out so we achieve our goal. Yes, it’s good fun, but the real story behind this is that it’s tough in the current economic climate to try and find sponsorship. However, we are prepared to explore anyway to get London Welsh back where it should be.” read more

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Thorn joins Leinster on short-team deal

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – OCTOBER 23: Brad Thorn of the All Blacks celebrates victory after the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup Final match between France and New Zealand at Eden Park on October 23, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) He was also in the All Blacks to claim three Tri-Nations titles (2003, 2008 and 2010), a Super 14 title with Canterbury Crusaders (2008) and has won 49 caps for the All Blacks (between 2003-11) culminating in last year’s World Cup triumph. Commenting on the move, Leinster Coach Joe Schmidt said: “It’s great to have Brad to help us through until the end of the season.After Leo’s (Cullen) injury and Steven Sykes’ return to South Africa we were short of options at second row, but Brad’s arrival will supplement the likes of Damian Browne, Devin Toner and Mark Flanagan, as we look ahead to a demanding few months.“Obviously Brad won’t have a lot of time to find his feet, but I know the quality he brings and how keen he is to make a contribution both on and off the field.” World Cup winner Thorn will be at Leinster for three monthsLeinster Rugby is delighted to announce the arrival of New Zealand World Cup winning second row Brad Thorn on a three month contract.Mosgiel born Thorn, 37, arrived in Dublin this week on temporary loan from Japanese club Fukuoka Sanix Blues where he has been playing since helping the All Blacks win their second Rugby World Cup title in October 2011.One of the most decorated and vastly experienced players in the game, Thorn played over 200 times for the Brisbane Broncos in two spells playing Rugby League (between 1994-2000 and 2005-07) where he won NRL Grand Final titles and also featured in the State of Origin series (in 1999, 2000 and later in 2005).He became a dual rugby-code international – only the second man in history, after Bill Hardcastle, to have represented Australia in league and New Zealand in union – and in 2004 Thorn won the NPC title with Canterbury.last_img read more

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Six-pack mistakes you don’t want to make

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Abs 101: After the perfect six-pack? Well here’s how to get them…IT’S the ultimate goal for any fitness savvy guy. But getting a six-pack shouldn’t mean slaving away on complex machinery, having to know absolutely everything about sports nutrition and increasing reps and sets of crunches every time you work out.All you need is motivation and a sound understanding of how to perform key core-strengthening moves in order to get a ripped stomach. Read on to learn the common mistakes we’re all guilty of doing in the pursuit of perfect abs, and you’ll reap the benefits in no time.#1: Adding a twist at the top of a sit upA lot of people do this because they’re under the impression it’ll work the oblique muscles on the side of their waists. A study in the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise found that sit-ups without a twist work the oblique muscles just as much as a twist. Twisting can also put a lot of compression forces on the spine.To rectify this, just stick to one swift movement and don’t twist at the top.#2: Sitting too far forward on a Swiss ball The plank isn’t exactly the most enthralling exercise so it’s easy to find yourself slipping. Once you’ve done this exercise a few times, it can be boring waiting for the ache to kick in. To make sure you progress, mix things up a bit. To make the plank harder remove point of contacts from the floor. Lift one foot off the floor and hold, making sure you hold your body still. Switch legs every 5-10 seconds. To really cane your abs, try lifting your elbows of the ground, one at a time.It’s worth noting these tips because they really can make the difference if you’re craving rock hard abs – you won’t notice the benefits if you’re repeating an easy move, and the same can be said of boring routines, too. So mix it up, keep it fresh and if you’re in need of some supplements to help you get ripped abs, visit GNC.center_img If you sit too far forward on a Swiss ball, you’re just going to end up rocking which sadly, is easy and isn’t the path to go down if you want rock hard abs. If you want to do this exercise properly, lie back on the ball so that you’re looking up at the ceiling and not at the wall in front of you.Top tip! Make sure that the Swiss ball you use is fully pumped up. If you’re lying on a ball that’s not got enough air in it, it will flatten as you sit up which makes the exercise less effective!#3: Lifting your hipsThe plank is one of the ultimate ways to get rock hard abs. The effects can be multiplied if you’re taking supplements to help build muscle, but all your hard work can come undone if you lift your hips as you plank because it ruins the core-strengthening benefits of the plank. Granted, it makes the exercise easier but since when did getting buff become an easy ride? To make the most out of the plank, your body should form a straight line from your shoulders to your hips and to your ankles.last_img read more

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No more pipes for Robinson

first_img Over and out: Robinson stood down as Scotland coach following the humiliating defeat to TongaBy Alan Dymock THE PIPES have stopped their skirl. The flags are at half mast, unruffled by a gust. Andy Robinson has abdicated his post at the top of Scotland’s game and few can muster the spirit to pass him on with more than a round of applause.Robinson had climbed out of the ashes of his international coaching career with England and taken the trip up north, looking for something different. No doubt haunted by the ghost of selection issues past and too assured of his unquestionable talents to take a step back into the English Premiership, he arrived in Edinburgh.All at once athletes were gurning and gushing with praise. He was a hard task master, the Edinburgh players would say, but his clarity of vision was inspiring. He coached individuals within a larger setting; at pace; with lucidity. His precise work at breakdowns and with offloads complemented Edinburgh Rugby handsomely.He was very quickly pulled up a rank.In truth it was preordained somewhere – perhaps in the stars – that he would return to international rugby. He was too forthright and too knowledgeable to be scrambling around the Celtic League, it was agreed.He already had the pulpit at Murrayfield, but he needed a bigger congregation. So he was handed a nation and told to get preaching.Passion is something Robinson has always had, and always will have. His national allegiances were questioned at first, but within three conference’s time he had dispelled any preposterous notions of not being Scottish enough. He was rugby enough. He was hard enough to take a public skelping when Scotland underperformed again.Happy times: celebrating the win over SA in November 2010So he set about tearing down walls at EH12, pulling coaches up around him and all the while asking questions about structure and how his vision met with those clutching the purse strings. Some walls within Murrayfield bear heavy loads, though. Scotland flanker Nathan Hines (L) and head coach Andy Robinson (R) celebrate after their 21-17 victory in the Autumn International rugby union match between Scotland and South Africa at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 20, 2010. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images) Robinson’s famously astute brain was turned on both pro sides, rather than one, and he played a hand in recruitment and message. Some appointments within the Union were made after the coach and his superiors had consultations. Not often were roles even advertised. He was decisive.However, on the field with Scotland he could not get in there and do it himself. For this very reason talk of Robinson will always have the line ‘good coach’ being immediately followed by parenthesis of some sort.In his leaving press release as Head Coach, Robinson said that he left the Scotland team in a better position than he found it. To an extent this is true, as the forensic approach to training and analysis and the constant search for new attacking players has improved the team. It was in major tournaments that he flattered to deceive, though.The vibrant, calculating coach in him oversaw some landmark victories. Indeed, Robinson had the best record against Southern Hemisphere sides when he left, having masterminded victories against Australia and South Africa and against Argentina in a series in South America. He just could not get his limited playing resources to produce in the Six Nations or the World Cup.Famous victories were built on defence, hustle and free-spirited offloads. When it came to games of meaning and bouts for trophies, though, the old Andy adage of ‘build a score’ came in to play and his players became conservative and obtuse with that remit. They could not match Robinson’s demands and this led to crossfield kicks in the World Cup, lost balls, intercepts and charge downs against Europe’s best.Robinson departs as a fine coach and a good man: a fine coach and good man who won half his games against southern sides and who was only victorious in two Six Nations matches.He should be politely thanked before some of his walls are torn down or rebuilt amidst the clamour for better times. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Follow Alan Dymock on Twitter @AlanDymocklast_img read more

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Former players offer Premiership and Pro12 predictions

first_img Seen it all: Former England, Bath and Leicester Tigers back-row Lewis Moody cast an eye over the contendersBy Alan DymockBOTH THE Aviva Premiership and RaboDirect Pro12 are about to burst back in to life this Friday. Newcastle and Bath kick off the Premiership and Scarlets and Leinster kick of the Pro12.You may be more excited than a Twilight fan in a crypt, but this is a serious business. Silverware is on offer and in the case of the Premiership there is relegation to fight away from. So we asked some former players who they thought would challenge in the playoffs and who would fall away. Here are some early predictions.Aviva PremiershipLewis Moody“I don’t see a huge change in the top four sides, in terms of Leicester, Harlequins, Saracens and Northampton Saints.“Saints in particular have signed well. Yes they have lost [Soane] Tonga’uiha and [Brian] Mujati, and they have a side that has gotten to finals but not finished or that should have gotten some silverware by now. However, Alex Corbisiero comes in from the summer he has had; Dylan Hartley returns with a point to prove. Keeping him as captain may be a bit unusual, but I of all people know what happens when the red mist descends so we know he has to be squeaky clean. And then we have George North coming in full of confidence; riding high. He comes into a team demoralized after losing the Premiership final and he can help motivate them.“Quins are always going to lose international players and last season Chris Robshaw and Danny Care came back from England duty tired. So Quins will now have to look at how they rotate their team and look at guys like Luke Wallace contesting a shirt. Now, there’s no guarantee Chris will start England’s autumn campaign with Matt Kvesic having a good England tour, but he will have to play for Quins and has to be consistent. Olly Kohn is a big loss too, and Nick Kennedy is not the bulkiest and biggest replacement, but you know what he gets in the set-piece with his lineout operation.“Down at the bottom, you look at London Irish and the improvements they made at the end of last season. They made nigh on 15 changes to their starting team at the end and still finished strong. Coming through that to have consistency can only be good for guys like Marlon Yarde. I think [the fight] will be between Newcastle and Worcester.”Classy touches: Vesty adds some glamourSam Vesty“Obviously I’m talking as a Worcester Warriors coach. I don’t think I can see much past the usual top four.“Leicester and Sarries are the odds on top contenders and if you look at Northampton they could kick on. Sarries and Tigers will contend because they are traditionally strong, ambitions and lots of other reasons. They always seem to hold on to their best players, recruit well and the players want to get stronger.“Gloucester could climb, as they have a young squad coming to the right age. They’re always going to have a young, exciting, quick backline, but we will see if the players have got that understanding to win games. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 06: Morgan Stoddart of Wales tries to go past Mark Cueto of England during the Investec international friendly match between England and Wales on August 6, 2011 in Twickenham, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) “You know what, Connacht might surprise a few people too. Fionn Carr always scored tries freely for them and he is back from Leinster and the signing of Craig Clarke from Waikato Chiefs is big.“A player to look out for is Jordan Williams. He had a massive U20s tournament for Wales and he should be given a good run of games with North and Andrew Fenby away. There are opportunities in the back three and he is a good, tidy player with good feet and he will get a chance this season.” “What I will say is that my player to watch is Kyle Eastmond. He’s not exactly a dark horse anymore, but he is one of the best footballers I have ever played with. With his skills he is always attacking the line and Bath need a game plan that gets him the ball.”RaboDirect Pro12Bleeding for the cause: Graeme Morrison with GlasgowGraeme Morrison“I think Ulster luring Stephen Ferris back instead of letting him going to Japan is a big move for them and they are very tough to beat already. They led the league last year and with their Heineken Cup quarter and their losing the final last year they will have matured in their position. I think they will have realized what it takes.“With my old club Glasgow, I think they will be good again. They have a work ethic and with the signings they’ve made and guys like Chris Fusaro coming back they look like having an impressive squad. They have brought in guys with caps and people that can add as squad players. They’ve still got [Sean] Lamont and [Al] Kellock and with Chris Cusiter back they can kick on. Last year, if it wasn’t for the loss to Scarlets just as the season finished they would have really stood a chance of winning the league.“Of course Llanelli is a tough side and the Ospreys pack is full of quality. People talk about Tito Tebaldi coming in but he has never had the best pack to play behind. Sure we bullied the pack when they came to Glasgow last season, but I’ve got a feeling all of the Welsh sides will be better this season after their national team’s exploits and the Lions tour.“Then we have Leinster. They are always there or there abouts.”Glory days: Stoddart playing for Wales against EnglandMorgan Stoddart“I think Leinster, Ulster and Glasgow will be there and then the fourth spot is tight.“Those three can carry on from last year and they have made signings and have always had a strong foreign contingent who won’t be away during international time, particularly Ulster and their South Africans.“Fighting over that fourth spot could be Scarlets – but they have lost George North and others, in a bit of a blur, even if they have brought in John Barclay who will be good – and there is Munster. They may revert to type, even if they are trying to play this new style. You can’t keep them down for long.last_img read more

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Hotshot: Cardiff Blues full-back Rhun Williams

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rhun on the run: Williams attacking for Cardiff Blues. (Photo: Huw Evans Images) How did you get started in rugby? My two older brothers were starting at Caernarfon rugby club and I thought I would give it a go. I was about six at the time. I stayed with Caernarfon until youth rugby and then joined RGC U16.Which positions do you play?Wing or full-back. I prefer full-back.Did you play other sports?I was playing football as well but at 15 I decided to go with my rugby career. I like the physicality of the game and running with the ball.Have you played for Wales age groups?I played for Wales U18 and was with the U20s last season for the Grand Slam and the World Championship in Manchester.When did you join Cardiff Blues?They scouted me when I was with Wales U18 and I signed for them then but stayed with RGC for last season until they got promotion to the Principality Premiership. RGC really developed my game and gave me my first taste of senior rugby.Are you enjoying it at the Blues?I moved down last summer and I’m loving it. I stayed with my uncle for five weeks and now live with some Blues Academy players. Training with international players means I learn every day. I scored a try on my debut and we won, so I was happy! TAGS: Cardiff Blues First published in the January 2017 edition of Rugby World magazine. You trained with Wales during the November Tests…When the squad was announced they said four U20s from last year would train with them and I was one of them. My family were very proud. It was like going to school for the first day but I’ve got loads of experience out of it.What are your aims now?I hope to get selected for Wales U20 again, and get as much game time with the Blues as I can and help them to get a top-four place in the league.RW Verdict: A product of the North Wales clubs system, Williams has played nine times for Wales U20 and scored for the Blues on his Guinness Pro12 debut against Treviso. Wales clearly rate him highly. Date of birth 5 June, 1997. Country Waleslast_img read more

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Hotshot: Exeter scrum-half Jack Maunder

first_img TAGS: Exeter Chiefs Find out more about the Chiefs half-back directing operations at Sandy Park. This interview took place before he was capped by England on their 2017 summer tour Happy Chief: Jack Maunder celebrates an Exeter win. Photo: Getty Images What England teams have you played for?The U16s and U18s. I was in the England U20 squad last season but I fractured my scaphoid.When did you join Exeter?When I was 13. I trained with their academy once a week and did specialist skills with Ricky Pellow. Last season was my first full-time season.You’ve played in the Champions Cup and Premiership this term…I’m still having to pinch myself a bit.What are you hoping for now?To keep learning and to take all the opportunities I get. If I’m lucky enough to play in the U20 Six Nations I’ll try to play my best rugby. RW Verdict: He started the season on loan at Plymouth Albion but Maunder soon became a regular in the Chiefs’ match-day squads. Look out for this former Devon age-group cricketer during the U20 Six Nations.This article first appeared in the March 2017 issue of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers, click here. Hotshot: Exeter scrum-half Jack MaunderDate of birth 5 April 1997 Country EnglandHow did you get into rugby?I started at Cullompton rugby club because my best mate was there. I must have been six. I liked it straightaway. I stayed with Cullompton until U12s, then played for my school, Blundell’s.Your dad, Andy, played for Exeter at scrum-half too…He retired the year after I was born. He used to take me and my younger brother, Sam, into the garden and do lots of kicking games and passing with us. He has been a massive help.What do you like about being a scrum-half?You are always involved. The way I’m built it’s probably the only place I could play.Who has had a big influence on you?Charlie Guppy spotted me when I was 12. Ricky Pellow has been a massive help, and my mum, Felicity, has driven me around a lot. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Andy Farrell favourite to coach British & Irish Lions in 2021

first_img Top job: Defence coach Andy Farrell will take over as Ireland boss post-RWC The Ireland defence coach tops list with bookmakers SportNation Despite this, Gatland is getting odds of 18/1 to oversee the tour to South Africa. Drifting at 33/1 is long-time Gatland collaborator Rob Howley, currently Wales assistant coach.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news. Andy Farrell favourite to coach British & Irish Lions in 2021ANDY FARRELL has emerged as the front-runner to take the top job with the British & Irish Lions in South Africa in 2021.According to bookmakers SportNation, the former Super League Man of Steel and current Ireland defence coach is considered evens to head up the touring party. Farrell has served as an assistant and defence coach on the previous two Lions tours.This comes soon after it was announced that Farrell would take over from Joe Schmidt as Ireland head coach following the Rugby World Cup in Japan.Schmidt – who has guided Ireland to two wins over the All Blacks during his reign – has stated that he will finish with coaching to focus on his family after the showpiece in Japan, but is still joint-second favourite for the Lions post at 4/1, according to SportNation. He is joined at that price by current England head coach Eddie Jones.Available: England boss Eddie Jones is free to talk with the Lions bossesIn January, Jones signed a new deal with the Rugby Football Union that had wiggle room for Jones to work with the Lions if all parties are interested. At the time now-outgoing England CEO Steve Brown said of the deal: “Bear in mind that we’re a quarter-shareholder in the Lions and we’ll have some say in that too.“Our view would be that if we’re planning for success, and we’ve come out of a very successful World Cup, and Eddie is the right coach for the Lions, the arrangement isn’t going to preclude that.”center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The current odds being offered by SportNation are:Andy Farrell EvensEddie Jones 4/1Joe Schmidt 4/1Mark McCall 8/1Gregor Townsend 10/1Dai Young 14/1Warren Gatland 18/1Rob Howley 33/1Despite having publicly ruled himself out of the running to replace Eddie Jones as England head coach following the 2019 World Cup, Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall is fourth on the list at 8/1. Current Scotland boss Gregor Townsend – who was fly-half when the Lions last won a series against the Springboks, in 1997 – is fifth.Wasps director of rugby Dai Young – the only player to have toured with the Lions in three different decades – is sixth, ahead of Warren Gatland.Experienced head: Warren Gatland has been in charge of the last two Lions toursThe Kiwi coach will leave Wales after the 2019 World Cup and has overseen a Lions series win in Australia in 2013, and a drawn series with New Zealand in 2017.Related: Meet next Wales boss, Wayne PivacIn the aftermath of that tour, Gatland said of the 2021 series: “I wouldn’t subject myself to that. What I’ve learned from my Lions experiences is how difficult it is to put some continuity together in terms of people and staff, and the lack of preparation time. Let someone else do it.”last_img read more

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Digital Formation webinar focuses on ‘What to Tweet About’

first_img The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Press Release Service Digital Formation webinar focuses on ‘What to Tweet About’ Featured Jobs & Calls Social Media Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Posted Mar 9, 2012 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] “What to Tweet About” is the topic of the next Digital Formation webinar, slated for March 16 at 1 pm Eastern (noon Central, 11 Mountain, 10 Pacific).Pre-registration is required. To register for the free webinar: http://digitalformation.eventbrite.comA joint program of the General Theological Seminary (GTS) of the Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church Office of Communication, Digital Formation is an educational series for clergy and laity to understand and appreciate the importance of the use and effects of social media in the church as well as its theological foundations and implications.The program will be one hour, with 45 minutes of content and 15 minutes of questions from Twitter and GoToMeetings chat capabilitiesThose with questions about Digital Formation may contact: [email protected] . Digital Formation’s Facebook page, which includes a schedule of upcoming webinars and events, is facebook.com/digitalformation. The program can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/digiformation.Future webinar dates and topics are:March 30 – Foursquare and Evangelism;April 20 – Mobile Apps for Churches;May 4 – QR codes – In and Around Church. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KYlast_img read more

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