Episcopal News Service

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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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May 18, 2018

[Episcopal News Service – Windsor, U.K.] This video was recorded on one of the large public screens stationed along the procession route in Windsor, where 150,000 well-wishers thronged the streets. “The Power of Love”—A...

May 17, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] Ten people – nine students, one teacher – are dead following a May 18 shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, 40 miles south of Houston. “Prayers are offered for the students, families and faculty who have...

May 17, 2018

The following clip is taken from an interview with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on the eve of the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Courtesy of Press Association.

May 10, 2018

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Sometime between the end of evening worship May 9 and the beginning of school May 11, a package detonated outside the office door of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Beaumont. No one was injured in the blast,...

May 8, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Mitties McDonald DeChamplain, who for many years served as a professor of homiletics at the General Theological Seminary in Manhattan, died May 8 after a brief hospitalization. Born in 1948 in Pasadena...

May 7, 2018

[Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania] The Dioceses of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania have moved one step closer to approving an innovative arrangement under which they would share a...

May 6, 2018

The Rev. Michael Buerkel Hunn [Episcopal News Service]  The Rev. Michael Buerkel Hunn, canon to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry for ministry within the Episcopal Church, was elected May 5 to become the next bishop of the Diocese...

May 6, 2018

The Rev. Mark Cowell [Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of Western Kansas elected the Rev. Mark Cowell on May 5 to be its sixth bishop. Cowell, a lawyer who once prosecuted gang members in Dodge City, is the vicar of Sts. Mary...

May 6, 2018

Loren Benjamin Mead, son of Dr. Walter Russell Mead and Dorothy Nauss Mead, died peacefully under hospice care at his home, Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads in Falls Church, Virginia, on May 5. Mead was born in Florence, South Carolina,...

May 2, 2018

The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor is listed in Baylor’s current survey and the last one the school did in 1996. Photo: Baylor [Religion News Service] A dozen pastors known for their consistently stellar performances in the pulpit ...

May 2, 2018

[Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem] The Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem, which encompasses northeastern Pennsylvania, has elected the Rev. Canon Kevin D. Nichols, 56, as its next bishop. Nichols, who is currently, chief operating officer...

April 29, 2018

[Diocese of Southeast Florida] A faithful servant and devoted bishop has passed from us. Bishop Emilio Hernández of Cuba died on April 19. He served the church bravely and sacrificially during a turbulent and costly era of his country...

April 26, 2018

[Diocese of Maryland] Albert Theodore Eastman, 12th bishop of Maryland, died April 26, at the age of 89. Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Sarah Eastman and their family. Bishop Eastman was elected Bishop Coadjutor in 1982 and became...

April 26, 2018

[Diocese of Missouri] Bishop Wayne Smith released the following letter to the diocese on April 27, announcing his plans to retire in 2020 and outlining the process for electing his successor, the 11th bishop of Missouri. Diocese of...

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