Spokane Bishop Waggoner announces plan to resign

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Diocese of Spokane Bishop James E. Waggoner Jr. recently announced that he has asked the diocesan Standing Committee to begin searching for his successor. Waggoner, 67, said he will resign his post upon the ordination and consecration of the ninth bishop of Spokane. Waggoner was ordained and consecrated in October 2000 […]

Pennsylvania clergy confront addiction, recovery at ‘Wellness Day’

[Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania] “If you are a member of the Episcopal Church, you are co-dependent. The Episcopal Church is co-dependent and we have to get better,” the Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen, former bishop of Maine, told a gathering of more than 120 clergy from the dioceses of Central Pennsylvania, Bethlehem and Northwestern Pennsylvania […]

New Jersey church honors its war dead to highlight cost of conflict

[Episcopal News Service] While celebrating the divine gift of the Holy Spirit to the church on Pentecost Sunday, St. James Episcopal Church in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, also celebrated the human gifts of service and sacrifice as it honored men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who died serving their country. In particular, the […]

Dallas diocese elects George Sumner as next bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of Dallas] The Rev. Canon George Sumner was elected May 16 to serve as the next bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of The Episcopal Church. Sumner, 60, is currently the principal of Wycliffe College in Toronto, Canada, […]

HOD State of the Church Committee issues statement, offers bulletin insert

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church has issued a statement following the conclusion of its work for the triennium: The House of Deputies State of the Church Committee (SOTC) has concluded its work for the triennium. The report, submitted as part […]

Peter David Eaton consecrated bishop coadjutor of Southeast Florida

[Diocese of Southeast Florida] Peter David Eaton was ordained and consecrated bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Southeast Florida on May 9 in a service held at Trinity Cathedral in Miami, Florida. Eaton will be the fourth bishop of the Southeast Florida, succeeding the Rt. Rev. Leopold Frade, who will retire in January 2016 after 16 […]

Maryland diocese names Chilton R. Knudsen as assistant bishop

The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland has named former Bishop of Maine Chilton R. Knudsen as its assistant bishop. A statement from the diocese about the appointment and a biography of Knudsen follows. Statement from Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton It is with great pleasure that I have announced, with the concurrence of the standing committee, the […]

Indianapolis Bishop Waynick announces retirement plan

[Episcopal News Service] Bishop Catherine M. Waynick of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis has announced that she plans to retire two years from now and has called for the election of her successor. Waynick expects to retire as a new bishop is ordained and consecrated on April  22, 2017. Waynick’s successor will be elected at the diocesan […]

Presiding Bishop restores David Bane to ordained ministry

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has restored the Rt. Rev. David Bane to ordained ministry in The Episcopal Church. As such, he returns to The Episcopal Church as a bishop and is a member of the House of Bishops. The Presiding Bishop took this action following […]

Blessing of the fleet on Bayou Dularge

[Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana] On April 26, gaily decorated boats with colorful flags and horns blaring paraded along the muddy waters of Bayou Dularge in Louisiana for the annual “Blessing of the Fleet.” For over 60 years St. Andrew’s Episcopal Mission, along with St. Eloi Catholic Church, in the small fishing town of Theriot have hosted […]