Monday, February 2, 2009

All Saints Anglican Church Surprises Bishop David Anderson

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City stunned unsuspecting Bishop David Anderson 25 January at its annual parish meeting by a stealthy change in the agenda.

Anderson who is Suffragan Bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) thought he was to be guest speaker but instead he was the honoree who was bombarded with gifts and accolades by the two-year old church.

Outgoing Senior Warden David Wardell presented Anderson with a new set of vestments and spoke of Anderson’s many contributions to the formation and growth of all Saints.

All Saints Clerk and artist Freddy Burdeshaw presented Anderson with a portrait of the Bishop he had painted in acrylic, in which Anderson was wearing the new vestments.

Church Rector Michael Fry thanked Anderson for his leadership in CANA and his support of All Saints, then finally allowed Anderson to have the floor as guest speaker.

Anderson then gave the parish an update on development in the creation of a new orthodox Anglican province in North America and discussed some of the steps that will be required.

Afterwards the church elected new Vestry members to replace those completing their terms. Vince Bonura, Jane Carter, and Sandy Perrin were installed as the new Vestrymen, while Jim Lee extended his term. Kent McVay was named new Senior Warden. All Saints is located at 303 Kelly Drive and is currently negotiating to buy a new church building.
Photo: All Saints Clerk and artist Freddy Burdeshaw presents Bishop Anderson (left) with a portrait of Anderson that he had painted. Anderson was on hand at All Saints Anglican Church for it annual meeting.

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