20 years after Oklahoma bombing, bishop calls for prayer, remembrance

[Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma] Oklahoma Bishop Edward J. Konieczny wrote to the diocese April 15 to call Episcopalians to “hope, love, and community” as they approach the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Timothy McVeigh bombed the Oklahoma City building on April 19, 1995 (it was Wednesday of Holy […]

Two of Philadelphia 11 say it’s still a struggle for women in the church

[Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee] They were compared to witches and called names by male priests that you would least expect to hear coming from the mouths of men of the cloth. Nearly 41 years after becoming two of the first women priests in The Episcopal Church, they don’t regret their decision and recognize that […]

South Carolina Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal

[The Episcopal Church in South Carolina] The South Carolina Supreme Court April 15 granted The Episcopal Church in South Carolina’s motion and will hear the appeal of a circuit court decision giving the name and property of the local Episcopal Church diocese to a breakaway group. The court also denied a motion from the breakaway […]

RIP: Former Diocese of Eastern Oregon Bishop Rustin R. Kimsey

[Episcopal Diocese of Easter Oregon] A sixth generation Oregonian, the Rt. Rev. Rustin R. “Rusty” Kimsey was born on June 20, 1935 in Bend, Oregon, to Lauren Chamness Kimsey and Lois Elena (Moorhead) Kimsey. He died at home on April 10 at the age of 79. Educated in Bend and Hermiston public schools and the […]

Fort Worth: Scott Mayer announced as nominee for provisional bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth press release] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, a group of elected clergy and lay leaders, announced on April 10 that the Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas, is the nominee for the next provisional bishop of Fort Worth. […]

Western North Carolina Bishop Taylor will resign in September 2016

[Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina] Diocese of Western North Carolina Bishop G. Porter Taylor recently announced the he will resign at the end of September 2016. Taylor, 65, was consecrated as the sixth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina on Sept. 18, 2004. He included the following letter in the March […]

Dioceses add twists to Holy Tuesday traditional renewal of vows

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Church clergy in two dioceses joined with their neighbors for unique variations on the Holy Tuesday tradition of renewing their ordination vows. In the Diocese of Connecticut, Episcopal and Lutheran clergy visited and prayed at four public sites in the state capital city of Hartford before their renewal service. A group […]

Northern Indiana: Bishop Ed Little will resign in 2016

[Episcopal News Service] Diocese of Northern Indiana Bishop Edward S. Little II recently announced the he will resign at the end of June 2016. Little, 68, was ordained and consecrated in March 2000 as the diocese’s seventh bishop. He included the following letter in the April edition of the “Around the Diocese” newsletter. Dear brothers […]

Central New York: Bishop Adams will resign in 2016

[Episcopal News Service] Diocese of Central New York Bishop Gladstone B. “Skip” Adams III recently announced the he will resign in the fall of 2016. Adams, 62, was ordained and consecrated in October 2001 as the diocese’s tenth bishop. He recently sent the following letter to the people of the diocese. March 24, 2015 Dear […]

Olympia: Chaplains on the Harbor stands with homeless over evictions

[Episcopal Diocese of Olympia] Chaplains on the Harbor, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, has for the past year and a half ministered on the streets of Aberdeen, Washington. The Rev. Sarah Monroe launched the ministry with a backpack of sandwiches, walking the streets, visiting homeless camps, and building relationships. Over the past week, the […]