Archives for November 2016

Ruth Mawhinney announced as Archbishop of Canterbury’s head of media

[Lambeth Palace press release] Lambeth Palace has announced the appointment of Ruth Mawhinney as head of media to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Mawhinney is currently editor of Christian Today. This is a new role which will oversee day-to-day contact with the media and provide the archbishop with regular advice and guidance. The archbishop’s communications team at […]

Historic Christ Church in Old Town Alexandria calls Noelle York-Simmons as first female rector

[Historic Christ Church] On Nov. 19, Historic Christ Church in Old Town Alexandria celebrated the new ministry of its 28th rector, the Rev. Noelle York-Simmons, at a special installation service. She is the first female rector in the church’s 243-year history. The Rt. Rev. Shannon Johnson, bishop of the Diocese of Virginia, was the celebrant. The […]

VTS honors Archbishop Paul Kwong with Dean’s Cross Award

[Virginia Theological Seminary press release] The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, dean and president of Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS), and the Rev. J. Barney Hawkins IV, vice president of Institutional Advancement at VTS, presented the Most Rev. Paul Kwong the Dean’s Cross for Servant Leadership in Church and Society Award on Nov. 13, during a […]

Kansas Bishop Dean E. Wolfe announces call to become rector of St. Bart’s, New York City

[Episcopal Diocese of Kansas] Bishop Dean E. Wolfe announced on Nov. 13 that he has accepted a call to become rector of St. Bart’s in New York City, beginning on Feb. 5, 2017, and will step down as the ninth bishop of Kansas. Wolfe sent his message by email to clergy and lay leaders on […]

Jonathan Petre named Archbishop of Canterbury’s head of media

[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has appointed Jonathan Petre as head of media at Lambeth Palace. Petre is currently the religion and education correspondent at the Mail on Sunday newspaper. This is a new role which will oversee day to day contact with the media and provide the archbishop with regular advice […]

Peter Ng, Episcopal Church partnership officer for Asia and the Pacific, to retire

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has announced the retirement of Peter C. Ng from his position as Episcopal Church partnership officer for Asia and the Pacific, a position he has held since 2005. “The true Christ-centered holiness, humility and humanity of Peter have made him a bridge person between […]

Angela Ifill, Episcopal Church missioner for office of black ministries, to retire

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has announced the retirement of the Rev. Angela Ifill from her position as Episcopal Church missioner for the office of black ministries, a position she has held since 2000. Curry said, “Among Angela’s many contributions to the cause of Christ through the building up […]

Kirk Hadaway, Episcopal Church officer for congregational research, to retire

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop  Michael Curry has announced the planned retirement of C. Kirk Hadaway as Officer for Congregational Research at the Episcopal Church, a position he has held since 2002. “Kirk’s work and service to the church has helped the church to hold itself accountable,” Curry said.  “His […]

Isabelle Hamley named as Archbishop of Canterbury’s new chaplain

[Lambeth Palace press release] The Rev. Isabelle Hamley has been named as the new chaplain to Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. As well as her duties as chaplain she will have responsibility for developing the archbishop’s priority of prayer and the renewal of religious life, especially through the Community of St. Anselm. Currently tutor in biblical […]