1) A letter arrived from the Anglican Church of Japan, informing about the offer of scholarships. For more information, consult the rector.
2) The cathedral has had several recent expenses (arrangements in the pastoral house and change of the roof of the room), however, there are still several repairs pending to be made. We encourage you to pray and evaluate making some promises that reward God's generosity with us.
3) Thinking about the Christmas Bazaar, we open the call for those volunteers who wish to be part of the organizing committee. Those interested, talk with the rector.
Diocesan and Cathedral Events – April and May 2018
· April 20-21 - The Diocesan Synod is to be held at the Diocesan Centre in Surco. From the Good Shepherd, participants are Andrew King, Martha Rivera, Ricardo Vargas and Ana Núñez
· April 27 — Rev. Mark Ewbank and his wife Vanessa arrive. Rev. Ewbank will be the Rector at the Good Shepherd, serving the English-speaking congregation and community.
· May 6 —Annual General Meeting. A joint service will be held at 10 a.m. followed by the AGM at 11:30 a.m. in the Cathedral hall.
· May 22-24 — Bishops Meeting of the Anglican Province of South America
· May 25 to 27 — Climate Change and the Role of the Church — Bishops and delegates from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay will met in Lima to consider and try to define their response to the devastating effects of climate change within their dioceses. Sponsored by the Anglican Environmental Network. More information on the Anglican Environmental Network can be found on the Internet and on www.anglicannews.org
· May 26 (to be confirmed) – Welcome to Rev. Mark and Vanessa Ewbank by the British community in Peru
1. A new cooker (with fan) and washing machine have been bought for the Rectory kitchen.
2. The chains for the small ventilation panels in the stained glass windows need to be replaced, and there is sufficient money for this in the window fund. However, once this has been done the only money remaining will be a donation designated for the Saint Francis window, so more donations are needed in order to continue the work of repairs and maintenance.
3. The fault on the organ, which developed during the Remembrance Day service, will not be easy to repair /replace. Thankfully someone present at that service has offered the use of their keyboard as a long-term loan.
4. Christmas projects are being carried out by each of the congregations. The English speaking congregation is responsible for the boxes (mostly prepared by San Silvestre School) being sent to Cuzco, Abancay, Caraz and Lima. The Spanish speaking congregation is holding a Christmas activity for children from Jesus el Salvador (in Villa el Salvador)
5. A provisional report was given about the Bazaar, with specific positive mention of the involvement of so many members of the congregations and the hall design. A full report will be prepared by the Committee.
6. A record of thanks was made to Rev Ian Montgomery for his presence at the Remembrance Day service and 2 other Sundays in November. He will be in Lima to take the services on 24th and 25th Dec, and also for 3 weeks before and over Easter.
7. Estimates are being sought for some of the work that needs to be carried out in the Hall
Tuesday 19th September
1. Rev Mark Ewbank is being invited to come to the Cathedral to serve as Rector in the English speaking congregation.
2. For those who are interested in the details of the Treasurer´s Report, this is available in the hall after the service, or in the Office during office hours.
3. Like all older buildings, the Cathedral and its installations frequently need repairs, major and minor. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor to help with funding for repairs to the Hall or office roof, or you know someone else who may want to help with this, please see our treasurer Andrew King.
1. For those who are interested in the details of the Treasurer´s Report, this is available in the Office during office hours.
2. The Spanish speaking congregation will be selling empanadas on 3rd September.
3. Like all public buildings, the Cathedral and installations are inspected regularly by INDECI (Civil Defence). There are several observations that have been made in order to attain the standards required; we need to find experts who can help. If you know reliable experts in electricity and civil engineering please see a member of the Council.
1. Stained glass Windows: part of the St Agnes window has now been removed for repairs and maintenance.
2. The organ was given its routine maintenance check and is in good order.
3. There is a need to carry out significant work on the roof in the Hall. Budgets are being sought.
4. The Bazaar committee, led jointly by Robin Emigh, Patricia García-Sayán and Ellie Zuniga, is working. One aspect is finding raffle prizes; it has been suggested that members of the congregations donate some major prizes.
5. The Council agreed to pay part of the cost for the Dean to travel to “Caminemos Juntos” – an Anglican event being held this year in Recife, Brazil.
1. Stained glass Windows: work having been completed on Windows in the Baptistry, we will now request the repairs and maintenance of the Saint Francis of Assisi window. Letters of thanks are being sent to those who contributed to the windows, along with photos of the work carried out.
2. The organ will be given its annual maintenance check this month.
3. In order to encourage maximum use of the Cathedral installations, photos are needed of the hall etc being used by different groups. These will then be put on the website.
4. Thanks were given to the council members now retiring from this area of serving the Cathedral.
1. Enough funds have been given in order to start the repairs and maintenance needed for the stained glass windows. Work will begin on the 3 windows in the Baptistry in the near future. Donations are still needed for work on other windows.
2 There are some candidates for the new Council which will be elected at the AGO (Ordinary General Meeting) on 30th April. Since almost the whole Council will be replaced, other candidates are still needed to fill all the vacancies.
3. Volunteers are needed to help with practical matters around the Cathedral such as cleaning silver, arranging flowers.
4. The Search Committee reported that there is a shortlist of people who are being interviewed. In the near future people will be invited to visit the Cathedral to meet us.
1. An update was given on the selection process for a new rector. Skype interviews are taking place with 5 of the 8 candidates. 2 candidates will then be invited to visit us here.
2. Representatives for the Diocesan Synod (21st & 22nd April) are: Rev Jorge Zamudio (clergy); Penny Marcés & Charles McCoy (lay ministers); Andrew King & Martha Rivera (English speaking congregation); Ana Nuñez & Ricardo Vargas (Spanish speaking congregation)
3. A reminder was given that candidates need to be found for the new Council to be elected at the Cathedral Ordinary General Meeting on 30th April. The current list of Associates is also to be revised by the Dean and Lay Ministers.
4. Primate Rt Rev Greg Venables & his wife Sylivia will be in Lima 27th -31st March. They will stay in the Rectory, and will be holding meetings with different groups in the Diocese.
5. There is now sufficient funding to begin work on the stained galss windows. The windows in the Baptistry will soon be removed for maintenance and minor repairs. Further donations are still needed in order to complete work on all the windows.
6. During the recent rains, the presence of several holes in the roofing in the Catherdal, the hall and Dean´s office have been detected. In each case, action will have to be taken in order to protect the buildings.
7. Although this year the one sol collection in January and February was not wholly designated for providing school supplies, help for uniforms & supplies has been given to several families in great need.
8. Groups using the Cathedral in the coming weeks include MAG (ministerio de Acción de Gracias) for an interdenominational prayer meeting for Peru, and the Russian Orthodox Church.