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Episcopal News Service (ENS) offers in-depth reporting and analysis of local, regional, national and international news for Episcopalians and others interested in the church’s mission and ministry. Providing written and multimedia coverage, Episcopal News Service is the officially sponsored online news source of the Episcopal Church

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February 14, 2019

From left to right, Bishop James B. Magness, Carolyn Magness, Lizzie Hollerith and Bishop Herman Hollerith. [Diocese of Southern Virginia] The Rt. Rev. Herman Hollerith IV, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia,...

February 14, 2019

[Episcopal News Service] Diocese of Chicago Bishop Jeffrey D. Lee sent a letter to his diocese on Feb. 14 announcing his intention to step down in August 2020. He has called for the election of his successor. The text of press release...

February 13, 2019

[Diocese of Western New York] Bishop Bill Franklin, who will retire as bishop of Western New York on April 3, will become assisting bishop in the Diocese of Long Island in May. “Bishop Bill Franklin is a wonderfully gifted bishop whose...

February 13, 2019

[Episcopal News Service] Diocese of Alabama Bishop Kee Sloan issued a message to his diocese on Feb. 9 announcing his intention to step down at the end of 2020. He has called for the election of a bishop coadjutor, who will succeed...

February 11, 2019

Patricia Carson (Nason) Mordecai, 80, of Scarborough, Maine, died peacefully at Gosnell Memorial Hospice Home on Feb. 7, 2019, from cancer. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 28 years, Donald D. Mordecai. Patricia leaves her...

February 11, 2019

The Rev. Megan M. Traquair [Diocese of Northern California] The Rev. Megan M. Traquair was elected the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California at the diocese’s Special Electing Convention on Feb. 9 at Faith...

February 7, 2019

[Episcopal News Service]  Diocese of Maine Bishop Stephen T. Lane and the Standing Committee issued a statement Feb. 7 regarding one of the candidates for the 10th bishop of Maine. A response from the candidate, also follows. An...

February 4, 2019

The Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook [Diocese of San Diego] The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego elected the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook as its fifth diocesan bishop today at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Poway. She was...

February 1, 2019

[Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations] On Feb. 1, the U.S. government announced it will suspend its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The INF Treaty was signed more than 30 years ago, and...

January 28, 2019

[Saint Augustine’s University] Saint Augustine’s University President Everett B. Ward announced Jan. 25 that he is retiring from the role he’s held for the past five years. Ward made the announcement during a board of trustees’...

January 28, 2019

The Rev. Gregory Michael Howe, eighth Custodian of the Book of Common Prayer, died on Jan. 12, 2019, nine days after his 80th birthday, in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Howe’s interest in liturgy was honed in childhood, growing up at St...

January 23, 2019

[Episcopal Church in Minnesota] Minnesota Bishop Brian N. Prior and Deborah Brown, president of the Standing Committee, issued a joint statement Jan. 23 extending the timeline for the church’s bishop search.  The election of...

January 23, 2019

[Diocese of Rhode Island] Episcopal churches on Aquidneck Island responded Tuesday to the state of emergency that left more than 7,000 National Grid customers in Newport and Middletown without natural gas for heat. As one example,...

December 20, 2018

[Episcopal Public Policy Network of California] In recent days, over 6,000 migrants have gathered at the California-Mexico border fence seeking appointments with American immigration officials to petition for asylum. With wait times...

December 12, 2018

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry shares a hug during his pastoral visit to the Diocese of East Carolina on Dec. 8 and 9. Photo: John Bauerlein [Episcopal News Service – Wilmington, North Carolina] Three months after Hurricane Florence...

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