Central Pennsylvania: Ecumenical volunteers ’Transform Jersey Shore’

[Diocese of Central Pennsylvania] The Rev. Veronica Chappell, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, is both proud and exhausted after coordinating the second “Transform Jersey Shore” project for her community. Her church was the command center for a weeklong project that involved 14 churches and 83 volunteers. In its second year, the project is […]

California: Grace Cathedral’s history told through new app-based audio tour

[Grace Cathedral press release] Grace Cathedral, one of San Francisco’s most historic and iconic buildings that attracts more than half a million visitors each year, has announced the debut of GraceGuide, its first foray into the world of apps. GraceGuide is a set of app-based audio tours for both adults and families. Produced by Antenna, one of the world’s leading […]

Unique partnership benefits Baltimore-area high school students

[Episcopal Diocese of Maryland] Hassan Tucker, 15, didn’t start out being the enthusiastic voice of the Bishop Eugene Sutton Summer Scholars Program. “When I came here, I was a very shy dude,” said Tucker, who will be attending Perry Hall High School in the fall. “Then they told me to just be myself. Then, I […]

Central New York elects DeDe Duncan-Probe as next bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of Central New York] The Very Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe was elected Aug. 6, to be the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York. Duncan-Probe currently serves as the rector of St. Peter’s in the Woods Church in Fairfax Station, Virginia. She was elected on the second ballot at a […]

Colombia seeks peace after 50 years of war

Government, FARC come to a ceasefire

[Episcopal News Service] “Peace is not only the silence of guns and bombs; peace is much more than that … . It is rebuilding an entire social fabric that has been torn for more than 50 years. Peace is a fundamental right, and we have to rebuild it to guarantee a decent life [for people],” […]

San Antonio church engages neighborhood children in pen-pal program

[Diocese of West Texas] On All Saints’ Day, Regina Walker, a member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio, Texas, opened the thin spiral notebook from her fourth-grade pen pal at nearby S.H. Gates Elementary School and discovered that the light-hearted exchange of letters had taken an unexpectedly somber turn. The letter from her […]

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 […]