Comments from Anglican Leaders & CRS Members

What Others Have Said about the Compass Rose Society

“The Compass Rose Society has been a unique network for people committed to the common life of the Anglican family to learn and work and pray together. Even in times of stress and challenge, it has drawn from the widest possible spectrum of Anglican tradition and opinion, and bound many together in the joy of shared service.  Jane and I have always been delighted to share in its fellowship and deeply indebted to the devotion of its members.  It supported us wonderfully in our time at Lambeth, and I hope and pray that its future will be as distinguished as its past.”

~ The Right Reverend and the Right Honourable Rowan D. Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury

“The Anglican Communion is one of the largest networks of human connection in the world. I give abundant thanks for the ongoing ministry of the Compass Rose Society to help enable continued ministry to and with people in various contexts throughout the world.”

~ The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, former presiding bishop & primate, the Episcopal Church

“The Compass Rose Society’s ability to bring people with differing views ‘to the table’ of dialogue, discussion, fellowship and worship is a true gift.”

        ~ The Rt. Reverend Kenneth Kearon, former secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Bishop of Limerick          and Killaloe (Ireland)

We also asked several Society members to reflect on their participation in our ministry.

Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope – Provost Washington National Cathedral and board member

"During our annual meeting at Lambeth Palace with Archbishop Rowan Williams, I was reminded once again of our inescapable interconnectedness as a global family."

Rev. Peter Douglas Koon – member from Hong Kong and former board member

"I was deeply moved by Canon John Peterson when he told me many stories of the other parts of our Anglican families throughout the world, and I was invited by him to join as the first member that was enrolled in Mainland China."

Elliott Holman – member from South Carolina and former board member

"Participating in the activities of the Compass Rose Society--that is, gathering resources, facilitating communication, and providing a presence through actual mission visits--has helped me connect to the richness and diversity of our church family."

John W. Donahoo, Jr. – member from Florida and former board member

"The greatest privilege is being with the people, seeing the body of Christ at work around the globe, and finding ways and resources to help those who need our support."