Archives for July 2012

Susan Ellyn Goff ordained bishop suffragan for Virginia

[Diocese of Virginia] Susan Ellyn Goff was ordained and consecrated July 28 as bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Virginia at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Richmond. More than 700 people gathered to celebrate the consecration of Virginia’s first female bishop. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was the chief consecrator. Co-consecrators were the Rt. Rev. […]

Gary R. Hall named dean of Washington National Cathedral

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Gary R. Hall, Episcopal priest of 35 years and currently rector of Christ Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, has been named as the 10th dean of Washington National Cathedral. The cathedral chapter made the announcement on July 30 after a search committee recommended Hall from “a diverse pool […]

NORTH DAKOTA: Fire destroys St. James’ Episcopal Church

Editors’ note: Story updated at 9:45 a.m. July 27 to add complete information about July 29 Eucharist. [Episcopal News Service] A July 25 nighttime fire has destroyed St. James’ Episcopal Church in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. “At 10 p.m. Central Time a parishioner who lives across the road from St. James’ saw that there was […]

‘Kids 4 Peace’ brings Muslims, Jews and Christians to Camp Allen

[Diocese of Texas] Over the past decade, countless conventions, meetings and summits have been held in search of a long-lasting peace between faith communities in Israel and Palestine, but for the children who take part in Kids 4 Peace, the solution seems simple because they experience it every day. Kids 4 Peace is a interfaith […]

Jacob W. Owensby ordained as bishop of Western Louisiana

[Episcopal News Service] The Very Rev. Jacob W. Owensby was ordained and consecrated on July 21 as the fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana during a service at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Shreveport. Owensby, 54, succeeds the Rt. Rev. D. Bruce MacPherson, who is retiring after leading the diocese as its bishop […]

Service set for fifth West Virginia Bishop Robert P. Atkinson

[Episcopal New Service] The Rt. Rev. Robert P. Atkinson, a former diocesan bishop in West Virginia and assistant in Virginia, will be remembered in a memorial service Aug. 4. Atkinson, 84, died July 4 in Jacksonville, Florida. The service will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Greenwood, Va. He was the fifth bishop of […]

Winston Ching, first Asiamerica missioner, remembered

[Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] Friends and colleagues remembered the Rev. Dr. Winston Wyman Ching as a trailblazer, a trusted friend, and a legendary mentor. Ching, who died suddenly July 3, had enjoyed a long and distinguished career as staff officer of the Episcopal Church Asiamerica Ministry, including developing the ministry in 1973 and coining […]

Maria Cueto, Latina activist and lay minister, dies at 68

[Diocese of Los Angeles] Maria Cueto, a former Episcopal Church staff member who was once imprisoned for refusing to cooperating in an FBI probe of church activities, has died. Cueto was also a longtime lay leader in social services and Latino ministries of the Diocese of Los Angeles. Colleagues confirmed Cueto’s death after her body […]

WEST TEXAS: Fighting wildfires

[Diocese of West Texas] It began when a clap of dry lightning exploded on the parched “sky island” high in the Davis Mountains of West Texas. With no rain to douse the sparks, the wind-fanned smoldering embers quickly grew into a runaway wildfire, feeding on the tinderbox of dried grasses, piñon pines and juniper. Volunteer […]

Disciplinary process set to begin on complaints against nine bishops

Title IV actions object to bishops' part in property litigation cases

[Episcopal News Service] Two complaints apparently have been filed about the involvement of five active bishops and four retired bishops in property litigation in two Episcopal Church dioceses. Word of the complaints surfaced on various blogs and e-mail lists on June 30. No information about either complaint was released by the Episcopal Church, including the […]