Monday, May 16, 2011

An Interview With The Bishop Of The Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin John-David Schofield

Fr. Dale Matson

The following is an excerpt from a two hour DVD available by contacting Fr. Dale Matson Ph.D. at the St. James Cathedral, 4147 E. Dakota, Fresno, CA 93727. The DVD may be ordered for a donation of $10.00 (check only). The proceeds beyond production costs will go to the Bishop’s discretionary fund. I conducted this interview with Bishop Schofield for a number of reasons.

John-David Schofield will be retiring in October of this year and there is a need to provide a video archive of his life and service to the Anglican Church and the Diocese of San Joaquin. It is also important to see, hear and understand the man that has helped shape the future of Anglicanism in North America. It is also recorded as a tribute and affirmation of a Bishop who remained true to his conscience at the cost of leaving a church in which he was baptized and loved. He had no prior knowledge of the questions and his answers have not been edited. He is candid, articulate and himself in this video.

The Reverend Dr. Eric Menees was elected as the 5th Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin at a special convention on 05-14-2011. Bishop Schofield gave his permission to release the video, filmed in November of 2010 following the election of his successor. I believe he will find this video useful also as he begins a new chapter in the history of our Diocese.

My thanks go out to the Bishop, and JD Teleproductions. The video was produced and directed by Catherine Downing. The cameras, lighting, sound and video editing were by John Downing.

In His Service,
Dale Matson+

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