Archives for July 2017

Jennifer Brooke-Davidson consecrated bishop suffragan of the Diocese of West Texas

[Episcopal Diocese of West Texas] The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson was ordained and consecrated the sixth bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas on July 29 in a festive service at Christ Episcopal Church in San Antonio, Texas. She is the first woman to be ordained a bishop in the diocese. Presiding Bishop […]

Brian Cole elected fifth bishop of East Tennessee

[Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee] The Rev. Brian Cole was elected the fifth bishop of the Diocese of East Tennessee on the fifth ballot July 28 by delegates gathered for the electing session of the 33rd Annual Convention of the diocese at St. John’s Cathedral in Knoxville. Cole, 49, has served as rector of the […]

Donkeys help Connecticut retreat center celebrate its rebirth after 5 years closed

[Episcopal News Service] Trinity Retreat Center has 55 acres in rural northwest Connecticut, a history that dates back more than 100 years, ties to a prominent New York City congregation and plans to reopen after closing five years ago. And it has donkeys – five of them, going on six. The retreat center’s directors, working with […]

Maryland diocese’s summer scholars program teaches life skills

[Diocese of Maryland – Adamstown, Maryland] “I’m not doing that.” The soon-to-be high school sophomore voiced his reluctance to go canoeing or kayaking on the Potomac River. But it’s amazing what positive peer pressure, and a little nudge from a camp counselor, can do for a city kid taking on something new. The Sutton Scholars […]

EPPN: Call your senators to protect health care for all

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] The United States Senate is now considering a series of measures that would radically remake the way health care is provided in this country, and dramatically change who has access to care. A partial, or “skinny,” repeal of the Affordable Care Act would likely remove the patient protections that the […]

Sam Rodman ordained, consecrated bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina

[Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina] It was joyful in Durham, North Carolina, on July 15, when the Rt. Rev. Samuel Rodman was ordained and consecrated as the XII Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. Rodman was elected on March 4, marking the culmination of a search that began after former bishop Michael Curry […]

Delaware’s Episcopalians elect Kevin Brown as 11th bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of Delaware] Delaware’s Episcopalians on July 15 elected the Rev. Kevin S. Brown of Charlotte, North Carolina, as their 11th diocesan bishop. Pending the canonically required consent of a majority of the Episcopal Church’s diocesan standing committees and bishops with jurisdiction, Brown, currently rector of the Church of the Holy Comforter in Charlotte, […]

Virginia interfaith clergy demonstrate in opposition to the KKK

[Episcopal News Service – Charlottesville, Virginia] Over 1,000 counterdemonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, neutralized a rally of some 30 Ku Klux Klan members in Justice Park on July 8. The counterdemonstrators’ chanting, horn-blowing and screaming rendered the words of the Klan inaudible more than a couple of feet away. A newly formed interfaith group, the Charlottesville […]

John Taylor consecrated bishop coadjutor of Los Angeles in ‘grand fiesta’ of unity, diversity

[Episcopal News Service – Los Angeles, California] The Rt. Rev. John Harvey Taylor was ordained and consecrated bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Los Angeles on July 8 in a “grand fiesta” of celebration highlighting the diocese’s rich cultural diversity and its focus on mission. Korean drummers, Chinese dancers and a mariachi band led processions of […]

Board upholds sanctions against J. Jon Bruno as panel weighs disciplinary case

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s Disciplinary Board for Bishops has rejected an appeal by Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno objecting to sanctions levied against him by a Title IV hearing panel that is deliberating over its final ruling in Bruno’s disciplinary case. The panel’s June 17 sanctions prohibited Bruno from pursuing the sale […]