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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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November 26, 2018

[Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma] The Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward J. Konieczny, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, has announced his intention to retire on January 1, 2021. Bishop Konieczny was elected and consecrated as the fifth Bishop...

November 14, 2018

[Diocese of Georgia] Bishop Scott Benhase announced plans to call for the election of his successor during the annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. He told the convention of ongoing, significant health setbacks that...

November 6, 2018

Thirty bishops participated in the ordination of Rio Grande Bishop Michael Buerkel Hunn on Nov. 3 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photo: Jim Frost [Diocese of the Rio Grande] It was the consecration of a bishop reflecting the Southwest...

November 5, 2018

[Episcopal Church in Colorado] Colorado Bishop-elect Kym Lucas sent a letter to the diocese disclosing her diagnosis last week of stage one breast cancer. Lucas was elected the diocese’s 11th bishop during its 131 convention on Oct. 27 in...

October 19, 2018

The Rev. Cathleen Chittenden Bascom, from the Diocese of Iowa, was elected Oct.19 as the 10th bishop to lead the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. [Diocese of Kansas] The Rev. Cathleen Chittenden Bascom, from the Diocese of Iowa,...

October 11, 2018

Noah Bullock, right, executive director of Cristosal, speaks to an audience at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, about refugees and human rights. Listening are David Morales, center, Cristosal director of strategic litigation...

October 8, 2018

“Dear People of the Diocese of Nevada, Our bishop search process this year was challenging in several respects. One is that there were an unprecedented number of bishop searches in process, resulting in a limited applicant pool. Another...

September 25, 2018

[Diocese of Minnesota] Bishop Brian Prior issued a statement on Sept. 25 announcing he plans to step down after nearly a decade of service leading the Diocese of Minnesota. His retirement announcement says the diocese’s 10th bishop will be...

September 25, 2018

[Episcopal Church in Minnesota] Bishop Brian N. Prior issued a statement on Sept. 25 announcing he plans to step down after nearly a decade of service leading the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. His announcement says the diocese’s 10th...

September 24, 2018

Students from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee participate in a Dinner & Dialogue session through an ecumenical partnership that involves St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Photo: Matt Phillips [Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee]...

September 24, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. David E. Richards, a longtime Episcopal bishop who died last month, is being remembered fondly by those who served with him across the church, from Central America to the Diocese of Albany to the...

September 24, 2018

Mark M. Beckwith, 10th bishop of Newark, passes the diocesan crozier to Carlye J. Hughes, newly consecrated 11th bishop. Photo: Cynthia L. Black [Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Carlye J. Hughes was ordained and consecrated as...

September 21, 2018

Kevin D. Nichols, newly ordained and consecrated ninth bishop of the Diocese of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, receives the crozier from Sean W. Rowe, who has served as bishop provisional since March 2014. Photo: Danny Schweers [Episcopal...

September 21, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee has announced a slate of three nominees for election as its fourth bishop. The candidates are: The Rev. Marian Dulaney Fortner, rector, Trinity Episcopal Church,...

September 14, 2018

[Diocese of Massachusetts] In the aftermath of the natural gas system crisis on Thursday, Sept. 13, that caused explosions, fires and emergency evacuations in the Merrimack Valley, all three Episcopal churches and one Episcopal school...

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