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  • Niagara bishop describes African-Canadian dialogue as a model for whole communion Friday, June 23, 2017
    [Anglican Communion News Service] The eighth annual meeting of bishops from Canada and Africa has just taken place in Kenya, with Bishop of Niagara Michael Bird suggesting the yearly encounter could act as a model for reconciliation across the Anglican Communion. Full article.
  • ‘Heartbroken’ bishops back South Sudan peace move Friday, June 23, 2017
    [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican leaders in Africa are sponsoring a church-led initiative to end the conflict in South Sudan. The Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa has invited South Sudanese church leaders to Zambia next month to press for the guns to be silenced. Full article.
    By Adrian Butcher
  • Teaching bishops to be bishops Friday, June 23, 2017
    [Episcopal News Service] How do you learn to be a bishop? For most of the Episcopal Church’s life, new bishops learned on the job with little or no outside help. It’s only in the last 24 years that the church has had a formal process for such learning. That process, run by the College for […]
    By Mary Frances Schjonberg
  • Q&A: Bishop F. Clayton Matthews on helping shape the House of Bishops Friday, June 23, 2017
    [Episcopal News Service] When Bishop F. Clayton “Clay” Matthews retires from the Episcopal Church’s Office of Pastoral Development on June 30, he will leave having made an indelible mark on the House of Bishops. Matthews began that work in 1998. During that time, he refined and reshaped many of the office’s ministries. The office supports the […]
    By Mary Frances Schjonberg
  • Diocese of San Joaquin notified of successful canonical consent process Thursday, June 22, 2017
    [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and the registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Diocese of San Joaquin that Bishop David Rice has received the required consents, from both bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal […]

Diocesan News

Bishop Glasspool Writes on Sanctuary

Bishop Glasspool Writes on Sanctuary A Follow-Up to Bishop Dietsche's Letter On Sanctuary April 12, 2017 Holy Wednesday Dear Friends and Colleagues, This letter is a follow-up to Bishop Dietsche's excellent letter On Sanctuary that was released Monday. The purpose of...

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Bishop Dietsche’s Holy Tuesday Sermon

Bishop Dietsche's 2017 Holy Tuesday Sermon Preached at the Service of Collegiality, at which the clergy of the diocese gather to renew their ordination vows, on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. It means more to me than I can say to see you all together.  The long procession,...

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Bishop Writes on Sanctuary

Communications Office Contacts   Bishop Dietsche Writes on Sanctuary April 10, 2017 Bishop Dietsche today wrote to the clergy...

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“We pray,” Bishop Dietsche writes in a letter to the diocese, “that God grace [Mr. Trump] with the wisdom and courage to rise to the high calling of his office, as we will also pray that he be imbued with compassion for and understanding of every single person in America, for whom he has now being given the responsibility of leadership and care.” Click for full text.

Communications Office Contacts  The Morning After A Letter to the Diocese from Bishop DietscheEspanolNovember 10, 2016 My Brothers...

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2016 Diocesan Convention Roundup

The 2016 Diocesan Convention Bishops' Addresses and Eucharist Homily Convention Highlights The Canonical Changes proposed as part of the Diocesan Strategic Plan were passed unanimously, with the exception of an amendment that would have changed the majority needed to...

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“There are some basic, unambiguous principles of ordinary godly love which all Christians must bring with them into the public square, and into the voting booth” Bishop Dietsche said in his address to Diocesan Convention

November 5, 2016Bishop Dietsche Speaks of the Principles That Christians Must Bring into The Voting BoothToward the end of his address to the Diocesan Convention yesterday in Tarrytown, NY, Bishop Dietsche turned to the coming election, and reminded those in the room...

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