Appeals court remands Episcopal Church in South Carolina federal lawsuit

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has again ruled in favor of attorneys for the bishop of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina in a federal false-advertising lawsuit against the bishop of a breakaway group, sending the case back to U.S. District Court in Charleston […]

South Carolina: Second priest returns through path for reconciliation

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] Episcopal Church in South Carolina Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg has welcomed another returning priest back into good standing in The Episcopal Church through a new process that provides a path for reconciliation for clergy who left following the 2012 split in eastern South Carolina. In a brief liturgy […]

‘Future is bright’ for The Episcopal Church in South Carolina

Episcopalians are forming new congregations, focusing on mission

[Episcopal News Service – Charleston, South Carolina] The three newest mission congregations of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina worship in two United Methodist churches and a former martial arts studio next to a barbecue joint and a bar. On Nov. 15, the members of the Episcopal Church in Okatie, Episcopal Church of the Messiah […]

Bishop vonRosenberg addresses South Carolina convention

[Episcopal News Service – Charleston, South Carolina] Episcopal Church in South Carolina Bishop Provisional Charles vonRosenberg addressed the church’s 224th annual convention Nov. 15. The convention was held at Church of the Holy Communion in Charleston. After thanking those who organized the convention and those who have helped in the reorganizing of the Episcopal Church […]

Bishop James Tengatenga preaches at South Carolina convention

[Episcopal News Service — Charleston, South Carolina] Former Southern Malawi Bishop James Tengatenga, who chairs the Anglican Consultative Council, was the preacher Nov. 14 during the opening Eucharist of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina’s 224th annual convention. The Eucharist and convention were held at Church of the Holy Communion in Charleston. Tengatenga was appointed […]

Bishops pledge prayers, support for continuing Episcopalians

[The Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] Responding to stories of loss and blessing told by worshiping communities across eastern South Carolina, the bishops of Province IV of The Episcopal Church June 27 issued an “Open Letter to The Episcopal Church in South Carolina,” pledging prayers for the people of the diocese and support […]

Episcopal bishops from across the Southeast gather in Charleston

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] Bishops from the largest province in The Episcopal Church are gathering with Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg in Charleston for a Province IV House of Bishops meeting June 25-27, where they will hear firsthand from local groups that are working to provide ways for Episcopalians to worship together in […]

Federal judge remands lawsuit to state court

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina — press release] The lawsuit filed by a breakaway group against the Episcopal Church and its local diocese in eastern South Carolina will be heard in state court, not federal court, U.S. District Court Judge C. Weston Houck ruled June 10. The Episcopal Church in South Carolina had sought to […]

South Carolina bishop writes to clarify relationships with clergy

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina — Press Release] The Rt. Rev. Charles G. vonRosenberg, [provisional] bishop of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, has written letters to clergy members in the diocese, asking them to make clear whether they wish to remain with The Episcopal Church or depart and give up their ministry in the […]

Episcopal Church in SC removes state lawsuit to US District Court

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina — Press Release] The Episcopal Church in South Carolina has filed to remove the state lawsuit filed against it to the U.S. District Court, citing statutory and constitutional issues that need to be addressed by the federal court. The Episcopal Church is also a defendant in the suit and has […]