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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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June 20, 2019

[Episcopal News Service] The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing June 19 on Bill H.R. 40, introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), which calls for the creation of...

June 20, 2019

The Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook was ordained and consecrated as the fifth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego on June 15. Photo: Diocese of San Diego [The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego] The Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook...

June 19, 2019

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry holds the new primatial cross presented to him June 19 by Diocese of Southeast Florida Bishop Peter Eaton, right, and the Rev. Anthony Holder, president of the diocesan Standing Committee, left. Photo: Mary...

June 12, 2019

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry today offered the following statement: Jesus said: “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you...

June 11, 2019

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina] The Standing Committee of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina on June 11 issued a letter to the people of the diocese regarding transition plans for episcopal leadership. A copy of the letter...

June 3, 2019

The Rev. Lucinda Ashby [Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real] The Rev. Lucinda Ashby, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Idaho, was elected June 1 to be the fourth bishop of the San Jose, California-based Episcopal Diocese of El...

June 3, 2019

[Diocese of Texas] Kathryn McCrossen Ryan, former canon to the ordinary for the Diocese of Texas, was consecrated bishop suffragan in Westover Hills Church of Christ in Austin on June 1, 2019. Ryan was elected at the 170th Diocesan Council...

June 3, 2019

[Diocese of Michigan] The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan announced June 1 the election of the Rev. Bonnie A. Perry, rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Chicago as its 11th bishop diocesan. The Rev. Bonnie A. Perry Perry is...

May 24, 2019

The steeple on Christ Church Cathedral, Anglican Diocese of Cape Coast taken from the auction room in Cape Coast Castle where slaves were sold. [Diocese of Atlanta] Ever since she was 12 years old, growing up in Guyana, St. Simon’s...

May 20, 2019

[Episcopal Church in Vermont] The Episcopal Church in Vermont has announced the election of the Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown, interim rector at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Franklin, Indiana, as its 11th bishop diocesan. MacVean-Brown was...

May 20, 2019

Kym Lucas was consecrated May 18 as bishop of the Episcopal Church in Colorado. Photo: Episcopal Church in Colorado [Episcopal Church in Colorado] The Rev. Kimberly (Kym) Lucas was ordained and consecrated as the 11th bishop of the...

May 13, 2019

The post Presiding Bishop wins top broadcasting award for royal wedding sermon appeared first on Episcopal News Service. Michael Curry recognized for global impact of sermon on theme of love at the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan...

May 9, 2019

Juana Luz Tobar Ortega with some of her sewing machines at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. Photo: Yonat Shimron/Religion News Service [Religion News Service — Greensboro, North Carolina] Juana Luz Tobar...

May 7, 2019

[Diocese of Oregon] Diocese of Oregon Bishop Michael Hanley on May 6 announced his intention to retire in January 2021 and called for the election of his successor. In a letter to the diocese, Hanley wrote, “My reasons for this are...

May 6, 2019

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry stands with West Tennessee Bishop Phoebe Roaf at Roaf’s consecration May 4. Photo: Diocese of West Tennessee [Diocese of West Tennessee] The Rev. Phoebe A. Roaf was ordained and consecrated as the...

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