Diocese of North Dakota

Diocese of North Dakota


July 11, 2017

This Maori Anglican flag hangs in the office of North Dakota Bishop Michael Smith, a gift to Smith from a Maori bishop in 2003. Aotearoa is the Maori word for New Zealand, meaning “land of the long white cloud.” Photo: Michael Smith

[Episcopal News Service] Bishop Michael Smith of the...

April 11, 2017

The Integrity Window, or St. Aelred Window, was dedicated April 2 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Fargo, North Dakota. Photo: St. Stephen’s

[St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church press release] St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Fargo, North Dakota, dedicated and blessed a new stained-glass...

May 31, 2016

The Rev. Canon Michael Hunn, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Within The Episcopal Church, has announced that Rachel McDaniel of the Diocese of West Tennessee has been named the Julia Chester Emery United Thank Offering/Young Adult Service Corps intern for 2016-2017. 


November 24, 2013

Using the sleeve of her alb, the Rev. Delores Watson, deacon at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Fort Yates, North Dakota, dries off Mance Chasson Spotted Elk, 1, after his baptism Nov. 23 by Diocese of North Dakota Bishop Michael Smith. Mance, who is being held by his...

February 26, 2013

By: Michael Smith

"To teach, baptize and nurture new believers."

Yesterday we heard Carol Hampton and Steven Charleston speak of “Inspiration” as one of the “four directions” of youth ministry.  We all desire to be inspired, to be in-spirited, don’t we?

St. Augustine in the fourth century prayed...

November 27, 2012

On the 25th of July, the Feast of St. James, our church building in Cannon Ball burned to the ground – everything – to ashes. Canon John was called by Robert Fool Bear at about 10:00 p.m., who said that he believed the building was on fire. Leaving home within minutes with his oldest son,...

July 25, 2012

A July 25 nighttime fire destroys St. James Church in Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

Editors’ note: Story updated at 9:45 a.m. July 27 to add complete information about July 29 Eucharist.

[Episcopal News Service] A July 25 nighttime fire has destroyed St. James’ Episcopal Church in...

June 17, 2008

Delegates from the eight dioceses of the Episcopal Church's Province VI gathered June 12-14 to share stories of vitality, both as a way to discover new strength for mission and to approach decision-making in a new way.

The Rt. Rev. Michael Smith, the host bishop, welcomed delegates to...

June 4, 2008

Bishop Michael G. Smith of North Dakota has announced that the Rt. Rev. Carol J. Gallagher has accepted an invitation to assist in providing episcopal pastoral care in the diocese. The announcement was made in a letter from Smith to members of the diocese, posted on its blog the evening of June...

January 31, 2008

Ten women from the Episcopal Church of St. John the Divine, Moorhead, Minnesota, have been commissioned into the Mothers' Union.

Diocese of North Dakota Bishop Michael Smith presided over the January 6 event, which marked the establishment of one of the first Mothers' Union divisions in...