Delaware Bishop Wayne Wright announces plans to retire

[Episcopal News Service] Bishop Wayne Wright of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware has announced that he intends to retire early in 2017 and has called for the election of his successor. The diocesan Standing Committee will now begin planning for the election of the next bishop. Wright wrote in a blog post on April 27 […]

‘Building Bridges’ in Baltimore

Diocese of Maryland seeks to bring together police and communities

[Diocese of Maryland] The chasm separating police and the communities they serve can be bridged, but it will take a determined effort led by people of faith. That sentiment highlighted a forum organized by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. “Building Bridges,” as it was called, brought together a wide […]

Virginia Bishop Suffragan Susan Goff made assisting bishop of Liverpool in historic appointment

[Diocese of Virginia] A historic moment in the lives of the dioceses of Virginia and Liverpool occurred May 2 at Shrine Mont Retreat Center when Virginia Bishop Suffragan Susan Goff was commissioned by Shannon S. Johnston, bishop of Virginia, and Paul Bayes, bishop of Liverpool, as assisting bishop of Liverpool. Bayes presented the letters commissary […]

Diocese of Central New York announces bishop slate

[Episcopal Diocese of Central New York] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York May 2 announced a slate of four candidates for the position of 11th bishop of the diocese, succeeding the Right Rev. Gladstone B. “Skip” Adams, who is retiring after 15 years of service. The candidates are: The Very […]

Houston-area residents hoping for FEMA aid after catastrophic storms

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Although most of the water has receded, residents in Montgomery County are now facing a harsh reality after historic floods that devastated the Greater Houston area last week—many have uninhabitable homes and others have no federal aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. More than 13 inches of rain fell in […]

North Carolina bishops issue statement regarding HB2

[Diocese of North Carolina] On March 23, the North Carolina General Assembly convened a one-day special session to consider HB2, which legislators passed and Governor Pat McCrory signed the same day. The bill, drafted in response to a Charlotte City Council ordinance granting people the right to use gender-specific facilities based on their gender identity, not […]

Diocese of Western North Carolina announces bishop slate

[Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of Western North Carolina Standing Committee April 18 announced a four-priest slate of candidate to be the next diocesan bishop. The candidates are: The Rev. Hannah E. Atkins, Trinity Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas; The Rev. Cyndi Banks, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Boone, North Carolina; The Rev. Thomas James Brown, Episcopal […]

A message from the Bishop of Ecuador Litoral

'God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.' Psalm 46:1

Dear friends, we would like to express our deep gratitude for the messages of affection and prayers we have received for our Diocese and our country during this very difficult time. We have lived an unforgettable experience in which we feared for our lives, the lives of our loved ones, and the lives of the […]

Calls for prayer, solidarity with the church in Ecuador

Widespread needs still being assessed

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Episcopalians from across the church called for prayer and solidarity with the Episcopal dioceses of Ecuador Litoral and Ecuador Central and the people of Ecuador who still are trying to assess the loss and damages caused by a devastating earthquake that struck the South American nation Saturday, April […]

East Tennessee bishop announces retirement

[Diocese of East Tennessee] George Dibrell Young, III, fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee, has announced that he plans to retire at the end of 2017 and has called for the election of his successor. Young expects to retire as a new bishop is ordained. Young’s successor will be elected in August 2017 […]