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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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October 2, 2019

[Diocese of Oklahoma] The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma is excited to announce the nominees for the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Oklahoma. Following a yearlong search and discernment process, the Search Committee announces that the...

October 1, 2019

Shannon MacVean-Brown, the eleventh bishop of Vermont, receives the crozier from Thomas C. Ely, the tenth bishop of Vermont. Photo: Greg Merhar [Episcopal Diocese of Vermont] The Rt. Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown is now the 1,122nd...

September 25, 2019

[Episcopal News Service] A Diocese of Western Massachusetts priest who was arrested and charged with possessing child pornography earlier this month will remain in jail as his case works its way through the federal court system. The...

September 23, 2019

[Diocese of Southern Virginia] The Diocese of Southern Virginia elected the Rev. Susan B. Haynes as its 11th Bishop at its Special Council in Dinwiddie on Sept. 21. One of six nominees, Haynes was elected on the eighth ballot. Haynes,...

September 19, 2019

Young volunteers from St. Andrew’s Church in Wellesley get plates full of carrot sticks ready for the tables of hungry kids that will soon fill the room. Photo: Bridget K. Wood/Diocese of Massachusetts [Diocese of Massachusetts] The...

September 19, 2019

Massachusetts pilgrims hike part of a migrant trail in the desert to leave jugs of water for those who might need it. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Massachusetts [Diocese of Massachusetts] With the migrant crisis on the U.S.-...

September 19, 2019

Massachusetts pilgrims hike part of a migrant trail in the desert to leave jugs of water for those who might need it. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Massachusetts [Diocese of Massachusetts] With the migrant crisis on the U.S.-...

September 12, 2019

Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. Photo: Diocese of Los Angeles [Diocese of Los Angeles] PIH Health, a Whittier, California-based nonprofit health care network, and Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, announced Sept. 5 that...

September 4, 2019

The list of victims’ names on the altar at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lenox, Massachusetts. Photo: Michael Tuck [Diocese of Western Massachusetts] Gun violence, mass shootings and gun control are back in the news in the aftermath...

August 22, 2019

[Diocese of Missouri] Leaders at St. Stanislaus Kostka Polish Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri, have informed Episcopal Diocese of Missouri Bishop Wayne Smith that they will no longer pursue an affiliation with the diocese. This news...

August 16, 2019

[Diocese of Missouri] After years of discussion and discernment, we may soon have word about a possible union between St. Stanislaus Kostka Polish Catholic Parish and the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. In a survey of parishioners...

August 16, 2019

Editor’s note: After this story was published online, leaders from St. Stanislaus Kostka Polish Catholic Parish announced the congregation had decided not to officially join the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, citing property rights as a...

August 15, 2019

Edward Alonza Holmes Jr. (June 6, 1925 – August 12, 2019) Edward Alonza Holmes Jr. packed adventure and good works into his 94 years of life. Born June 6, 1925, in rural Washington County, Georgia, he was the oldest of a family of...

August 14, 2019

[Diocese of Milwaukee] Milwaukee Bishop Steven Andrew Miller announced his plans to retire in November 2020 in an Aug. 14 letter to the diocese.  Dear Friends in Christ, Some years ago when Cindy and I were replacing the roof...

August 12, 2019

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, far left, addresses the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Aug. 8, 2019. Photo: Emily McFarlan Miller/Religion News Service [Religion News Service] A new social statement from the...

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