October 16, 2013
Br. Jim Woodrum of the Society of St. John the Evangelist (and former Emmanuel parishioner) will join us for Wind Down Wednesday on November 13 with a potluck supper at 6:00 pm. Jim will speak briefly about the religious life in the Anglican Communion and specifically about the life, ministry and mission of the Society of St. John the Evangelist. The Society of St John the Evangelist (SSJE) is an Anglican religious order for men. The members live under a rule of life and, at profession, make monastic vows of poverty, celibacy and obedience. SSJE was founded in 1866 at Cowley, Oxford, England, by Father Richard Meux Benson, a priest in the Church of England. Known colloquially as the Cowley Fathers, the society was the first stable religious community of men to be established in the Anglican Communion since the English Reformation.