Archives for April 2014

Matthew Alan Gunter consecrated eighth bishop of Fond du Lac

[Diocese of Fond Du Lac] Matthew Alan Gunter was ordained and consecrated bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac April 26 in a service held at Appleton Alliance Church in Appleton, Wisconsin. Gunter is the eighth bishop of Fond du Lac, replacing the Rt. Rev. Russell E. Jacobus, who retired after serving as bishop of Fond […]

No guns at Episcopal churches in Georgia, bishops say

[Episcopal News Services] Firearms will not be permitted in buildings or on property of any Episcopal church anywhere in the state of Georgia, bishops of the two Georgia dioceses have said. Diocese of Atlanta Bishop Rob Wright and Diocese of Georgia Bishop Scott Benhase were responding to Gov. Nathan Deal’s April 24 signing of what […]

Episcopal Health Foundation purchases Houston office building

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] The Episcopal Health Foundation has purchased property for its new offices at 500 Fannin in Downtown Houston, Elena Marks, president and CEO of the foundation announced. The foundation plans to occupy the property this summer. The decision to purchase the space was made after a thorough study of alternatives, said foundation treasurer […]

In Jersey City, Stations of the Cross held at sites of violent crimes

[Episcopal Diocese of Newark] “Darkness and danger – they’re not the only things that live here,” said the Rt. Rev. Mark Beckwith, bishop of the Diocese of Newark, after praying the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at 14 sites of violent crimes in Jersey City. Jersey City’s three Episcopal congregations – St. Paul’s […]

San Joaquin: Court rules St. John’s belongs to the Episcopal Church

[Episcopal News Service] A California Superior Court has ruled that the 160-year-old landmark St. John the Evangelist Church in downtown Stockton, California, is to be used for the mission of the Episcopal Church. In issuing the April 2 ruling, Stockton Superior Court Judge Roger Ross granted the Diocese of San Joaquin‘s motion for summary judgment, […]

Presiding Bishop visits Western North Carolina

[Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori visited the Diocese of Western North Carolina April 6-8, leading a retreat where members of the diocese explored the theme, “Do Justice, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly in a 21st Century World.” The retreat, held at Lake Logan Episcopal Center in Canton, North Carolina, […]

Lex Mathews, pioneer of North Carolina social ministries, remembered

[Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina] The Diocese of North Carolina recently gathered to commemorate and be inspired by the legacy of the Rev. Lex Mathews, director of Christian social ministries for the diocese from 1975 until his untimely death in 1985. On April 5, people from across the Southeast came together at Good Shepherd Episcopal […]

Alan M. Gates elected as bishop of Massachusetts

[Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts] The people of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts have elected an Ohio parish priest to be their next bishop. At the special electing convention held on Saturday, April 5, clergy and lay delegates elected the Rev. Alan M. Gates, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, to succeed the […]

Wilfrido Ramos Orench installed as provisional bishop of Puerto Rico

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Wilfrido Ramos Orench was installed as provisional bishop of the Diocese of Puerto Rico on March 28 at the Universidad Polytécnica de Puerto Rico in Hato Rey. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori presided at the three-hour installation service; Bishop José Antonio Ramos Orench, retired bishop of the Episcopal Church of Costa […]

Anglican women gather in prayer to weave bonds of affection

Major conference hosted at Virginia Theological Seminary

[Episcopal News Service] Anglican women praying, weaving bonds of affection, participating in God’s life and love for the world, and reflecting on how such spiritual practice emerges in diverse cultural and socio-economic contexts was the focus of a March 14-16 conference at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, according to a press release. Conference participant Chrissie […]