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Matters Practical re: the PBS Conference 2017 in historic Savannah

by sinetortus

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The Green-Meldrim House, St John’s Savannah

DATES

The conference will run from midday on Thursday 16th to midday on Saturday 18th February (which is designed to allow people to arrive on the Thursday and thus lose only two work days while also allowing clergy time to get back to their parishes on the Saturday)

Please note that the earlier you register the lower the registration fee! at    http://anglicanism-2017.bpt.me

PLEASE CONTACT us if you feel financial considerations are a problem for you!  (write to [email protected])

HOTELS

There are a great many hotels in Savannah’s historic district catering for every taste so there are many options to choose from, The nearest large hotel (across from the St John’s Church) is the DeSoto Hilton, but owing to the closure of two floors for renovations no special rates are now being offered.   TripAdvisor and Expedia are two web sites that offer comprehensive listings at competitive rates while the following Savannah site has featured listings which may be helpful for accessing a further range of options:

http://www.savannah.com/accommodations/historic-district/

AIRLINE DISCOUNTS

United Airlines is offering a conference discount (typically 2% or 5%) on round trip tickets for travel between the 13th and 21st of February to the Conference (designated with reference to St John’s Church, Savannah).

To access this discount,  United advises either to call your professional travel agency, or book online via united.com or call United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800-426-1122

In each case, you will need the Z Code ZXYV and Agreement Code 297667. (which should be entered run together in the “offer code” box, when searching for flights online, as ZXYV297667

In the event it is decided to use a travel agent the following information may be important for the agent to have

·       United has filed a generic account code with ATPCO for auto-pricing the Meeting discounts. For information on the correct account code to use, please have travel agencies email United Meetings Administration at [email protected] but please provide them with the Meeting Z code and Agreement code and valid travel dates.   To avoid debit memos and ensure proper tracking for United Meetings Rewards, the Z code must be entered in the Tour Code box. Include in the reservation a single OSI message as follows- United Meetings <z code>  i.e.  United Meetings Z123   Debit memos may be issued if the OSI message is not included in the reservation. Ticketing valid on UA/LH/LX/AC/OS/SN/NH ticket stock Discount level applicable based on 1st letter of published tariff fare purchased.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS FOR YOUR STAY in historic Savannah

For those coming a day early (15th) there is much to enjoy in the historic city of Savannah and we hope to offer some cultural opportunities including walking tours with a local guide. In addition, we will hope to arrange a time and place for those who would like to dine together on the Wednesday evening.

http://www.visit-historic-savannah.com

Savannah Historic District – Savannah’s Charm

There will be similar opportunities for those able to stay on for the weekend, when there will also be the chance to attend the usual services at St John’s Savannah and other churches such as Christ Church Anglican.

WHAT WILL BE THE SOCIAL / ACADEMIC BALANCE?

While the aim of the conference is indeed to provide substantive content on the themes of what it means to be Anglican Catholic and Reformed, it is also intended to offer ample occasions for fellowship and ‘networking’ as well as participation in the liturgies of the day. Discussion will be an important element throughout the conference.

WILL THERE BE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SHORTER PRESENTATIONS?

It is planned to offer  shorter presentations on work in progress by students and researchers, along with more open thematic discussions on the Saturday morning.

One of the longer term goals of the Society is to highlight research demonstrating the central role of the Prayer Book tradition in shaping Anglicanism and to highlight opportunities for further such work in the  future.

ADDRESSING PLANS FOR LITURGICAL REVISION in the Episcopal Church

A particularly imminent issue within the Episcopal Church is going to be the proposal for a comprehensive revision of the liturgy and this is likely to be of widespread concern to our members.

DR PAUL JULIENNE

We are also delighted to have the Physicist Dr Paul Julienne with us. He writes the Science and Faith blog in this online Magazine and we are planning a session with him as part of the conference

 

If you need further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at  [email protected]  or 1 (703) 349 1346 (in Savannah)

Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff