Anglican Convocation of the West (MDAS) * Clericus 2020
WHO: The Clericus is for all the clergy and candidates of the Convocation of the West in particular; others, lay or clergy, are most welcome as well.
SPEAKER: Our guest speaker will be the Reverend Canon Mark Eldredge. Canon Eldredge will be speaking on church revitalization. As a Convocation we are committing to this program.
IMPORTANT! Rectors: You must evaluate your church’s health and you must do this BEFORE the Clericus. Go to the webpage
complete your church’s evaluation by February 14th
WHEN: February 18th-20th, 2020
WHERE: 600 Holy Cross Road, Mesilla Park, NM 88047
CONTACT: The Rev. Canon Michael Penfield at
1) Fill out this form by January 17th, 2020
2) Fees can be paid either in advance or at the time of registration.
Please make checks payable to “The Diocese of the West” as our d.b.a. has not yet been established; please include Clericus in the memo field.
The Rev. Canon Michael Penfield
46 West Julian Street, Unit 208
San Jose, CA 95110
3) Dress is casual, but cassocks are invited for clergy on Tuesday. There is no need to bring vestments except for those participating in officiating or serving at one of the worship services.
4) If you need a ride from Amtrak or the airport, let us know as soon as possible.
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I understand that if I do not mail a check, I will have to pay in full upon arrival
More about the schedule
Tuesday, February 18 : Registration opens at 4pm, Evensong is at 5pm, and the Vicar General's Reception is after dinner (dinner is included in your fee).
Thursday, February 20: Sessions will conclude at 12:00pm. The concluding lunch, as usual, will be at a local Mesilla restaurant.
More about the venue
WHERE: The Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla, NM (as usual).
600 Holy Cross Road
Mesilla Park, NM 88047
Their website gives directions. Interstate access is I-10. Airport and Amtrak access is El Paso, TX. Closest city is Las Cruces, NM.
Holy Cross is a Franciscan community in one of the later colonial settlements along the Rio Grande, not far from the older 17th century villages. It is an area of acequias, farms and orchards.
The center provides basic room items: towels, bedding, soap, etc. Rooms are first and second story, so if you can't do stairs, let us know. The facility itself is accessible.
About The Rev. Canon Mark Eldredge
Mark was born near Buffalo, NY but grew up in Palm Coast, FL. He received his Bachelor of Science from Florida State University and his Master of Divinity from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA. After serving as an Associate Priest for three years at an Episcopal Church in Midland, TX, Mark moved to Jacksonville to be the Senior Pastor of Epiphany Episcopal Church. While leading that church through revitalization, he also moved the church into what has become the Anglican Church of North America. After 14 years in that church, Mark is now the Director of Church Revitalization for the American Anglican Council serving the Anglican Church in North America by helping local congregations better fulfill Great Commission in our times. He also serves a similar role as the Canon for Congregational Health for the Gulf Atlantic Diocese based in Jacksonville, FL. Mark is married to his best friend, Ame, has three children from 27 to 17, and one grandson.
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