Convocation of the West (MDAS) * 2021 Clericus
PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to delay our regional synod to Fall 2021, so this meeting will be clericus only.
This year the Anglican Convocation of the West will be holding its annual Clericus in Mesilla, New Mexico, April 13, 14, 15 and 16.
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.
WHEN: April 13th-16th, 2021
WHERE: 600 Holy Cross Road, Mesilla Park, NM 88047
CONTACT: The Rev. Canon Michael Penfield at
1) Fill out this form by March 26th, 2021
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 for attendance is cassocks for clergy. 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.
City, State, Zip
Parish Name & City, State (or non-parochial)
I am a
PRIEST IN CONVOCATION
PRIEST NOT IN CONVOCATION
DEACON IN CONVOCATION
DEACON NOT IN CONVOCATION
LAYPERSON IN CONVOCATION
LAYPERSON NOT IN CONVOCATION
Individual ($255) for three nights (Tue-Fri)
Double ($355) for three nights (Tue-Fri)
Individual ($170), for two nights (Tue-Thu)
Double ($270), for two nights (Tue-Thu)
Individual ($170), for two nights (Wed-Fri)
Double ($270), for two nights (Wed-Fri)
I will be unable to attend in person, but would like to join for any portions offered via Zoom.
I have already confirmed alternative arrangements with Fr Penfield (Please include them in 'Other' if possible)
If spouse is attending (for Double, above), please provide name:
Check (please make the check to DIOCESE OF THE WEST, with "Clericus" in the memo field; address is above)
In person upon arrival
I understand that if I do not mail a check (payable to DIOCESE OF THE WEST), I will have to pay in full upon arrival
More about the schedule
Tuesday, April 13 : Registration opens at 4pm, Evensong is at 5pm, and the Vicar General's Reception is after dinner (dinner is included in your fee).
Wednesday, April 14. Clericus
Thursday, April 15: Clericus
Friday, April 16: leaving HCRC by at 11:30am. The concluding lunch, as usual, will be at a local Mesilla restaurant (hopefully Chopes).
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.
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