Episcopal Church celebrates Bishop Browning’s life, bids him farewell

[Episcopal Diocese of Oregon] The Episcopal Church bid farewell to Bishop Edmond Lee Browning, the church’s 24th presiding bishop, on July 19 at Trinity Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. Browning died on July 11 at the age of 87. He lived in Hood River, Oregon. A funeral liturgy was held July 17 at St. Mark’s Episcopal […]

Bexley Seabury consolidates in Chicago’s Hyde Park/Woodlawn district

[Bexley Seabury press release] Effective July 25, Bexley Seabury, one of 10 accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church, will consolidate under one roof at Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 East 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60637, making it the sixth (only Episcopal) seminary* in Chicago’s historic Hyde Park/Woodlawn district. The move makes it easier for students of […]

RIP: Former Mississippi Bishop Duncan M. Gray Jr. dies after brief illness

[Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi] “Mississippi has lost one of its great leaders with the death of Duncan M. Gray Jr.,” said the Rt. Rev. Brian R. Seage, bishop of Mississippi. The Rt. Rev. Duncan Montgomery Gray Jr. was the seventh bishop of Mississippi, and died at his home in Jackson the morning of July 15. Gray served […]

California Supreme Court upholds ruling in San Joaquin property case

Decision signals an end to eight years of litigation

[Episcopal News Service] The California Supreme Court on July 13 “declined to review” a decision made in April by a state appellate court putting an end to eight years of litigation and awarding 28 properties worth an estimated $50 million to the continuing Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin. “Accordingly, the original judgment in favor of the Diocese […]

Indianapolis diocese announces 4 nominees for 11th bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis has announced a slate of four nominees to stand for 11th bishop of the diocese. They are: The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, director of networking, Episcopal Diocese of Chicago; The Rev. Dr. Grace Burton-Edwards, rector, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Columbus, Georgia; The Rev. Canon Patrick […]

Episcopalians nominate new provisional bishop for South Carolina

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] Leaders of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina have nominated the Rt. Rev. Gladstone B. “Skip” Adams III as the next provisional bishop for the diocese, calling him to South Carolina as he prepares to retire as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York. The Standing […]

Episcopalians join together to help neighbors in flooded West Virginia

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in the Diocese of West Virginia are helping their neighbors as the southeastern part of the state cleans up after last week’s devastating floods killed 23 people and damaged thousands of homes and businesses. Fifteen of the state’s 23 deaths occurred in Greenbrier County. The two Episcopal churches in the county, […]

Dallas diocese finds renewal and conversion through parish partnerships

[Episcopal Diocese of Dallas] The Rev. Betsy Randall doesn’t invite the un-churched to worship or to hear her preach the Gospel. Instead, she asks those who don’t know Christ to pick up a hammer, paintbrush or garden hoe and serve. It just happens that during the life-changing days focused on nails, paint and dirt that […]

José A. McLoughlin elected as seventh bishop of Western North Carolina

[Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina] The Rev. Canon José A. McLoughlin was elected as the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church. The election was held during a special Electing Convention June 25 […]

Kansas bishops issue pastoral directive banning firearms in churches

[Episcopal Diocese of Kansas] Episcopal Diocese of Kansas Bishop Dean Wolfe and Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas Bishop Michael Milliken June 20 issued a pastoral directive banning firearms from Episcopal churches in the state, effective Aug. 1, unless they are carried by designated law enforcement officials in the line of duty. In a letter sent […]