Diocese of Albany
May 27th: Grand Opening of St. Paul's Community and Ministry Center, 3PM St. Paul's, Bloomville
The consecration will be conducted by Bishop Bill Love. Once open the Center will "house" a food pantry, free clothing shop, veteran's information center while also serving as a community meeting center for such groups as Nar-Anon, Weight Watchers and Scouts. The O'Connor Hospital will also be conducting health screenings and health classes.
The Diocese of Haiti
According to the calendar on the website of the Diocese of Haiti, the list of candidates for the episcopal election was to be published in May. This was to have been followed by opportunities to meet the candidates and a bishop election on May 17. Keep watching for more news!
The Diocese of New York
New Canon to the Ordinary Announced
The Rev. John D. Perris, currently rector of the Church of Christ the King in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, will assume his new responsibilities on June 16. Find out more >
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
Seventeen Students Earn Masters of Marine and Environmental Studies Degree at UVI
The Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES) at the University of the Virgin Islands announced on Monday, May 21, 2018, that seventeen students received a master of marine and environmental science (MMES) degree during UVI’s 2018 commencement ceremonies, noting the number as an exciting time for CMES. Find out more >
The Diocese of Western New York
Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania Standing Committees Support Proposed Partnership
The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania moved one step closer to approving an innovative arrangement under which they would share a bishop and staff for five years while exploring a long-term relationship.
Voting simultaneously in their respective diocesan offices, the Standing Committees of both dioceses unanimously agreed to support a proposal under which Bishop Sean W. Rowe of Northwestern Pennsylvania would take on additional responsibility as bishop provisional of the Diocese of Western New York upon the retirement of Bishop William Franklin on April 3, 2019.
The plan must now be approved by the annual conventions of both dioceses which will meet jointly in Niagara Falls in October. To complete the arrangement, the Diocese of Western New York would elect Rowe as their bishop provisional at that gathering.
To find out more about the proposed cooperation with the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania visit www.rustbeltepiscopal.org.
Diocese of Central New York
Pentecost message from DeDe Duncan-Probe, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York. "Each time I approach Pentecost, I think, 'I wish I could get some of that Holy Spirit!'"
The Diocese of Long Island
St. Luke's, Forest Hills honored for their work tackling homelessness
Father Tom Reese, on behalf of the parish, was recognized at the Queens Community House Annual "Celebrating Local Champions" reception on Wednesday, May 2, at the historical West Side Tennis Club. More >
The Diocese of Newark
The Rev. Carlye J. Hughes was chosen XI Bishop of the Diocese of Newark during a special convention on May 19, 2018 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown.
The first woman and first African-American to be elected bishop in the Diocese of Newark, Hughes, 59, is currently rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, TX, the Diocese of Fort Worth, and was one of three nominees. Read more >
The Diocese of Rochester
Missionpalooza 2018 -
August 6-10, 2018
This is a free opportunity for youth.What is Missionpalooza? It’s often said, It takes a village. That’s the fundamental cornerstone supporting Missionpalooza 2018. Missionpalooza offers an opportunity for youth to get involved in service projects in the City of Rochester. See what happened in 2017 >
The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
From the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center Via Napoli 58, 00184 Roma, Italy· Tel: +39 06 4883339
Email: email@example.com Website: www.jnrc.it
Our mission is to accompany and assist asylum seekers from all over the world, regardless of ethnicity, faith tradition, or phase of their journey for protection, integration and resettlement. By recognizing our common humanity and providing hospitality in the heart of Rome, we aim to provide a support program, and to encourage and empower refugees to build new lives. See the latest newsletter >
The Diocese of New Jersey
The Right Reverend George Edward Councell, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey from 2003 until he retired in 2013, died May 21 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, NJ of complications from a stroke suffered the previous Thursday. He was 68.
Bishop Councell presided during a time of conflict in both The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of New Jersey. His gifts for listening, pastoral care, and healing became the hallmarks of his episcopate.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 29, at 10 AM at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 801 West State Street in Trenton, NJ. The Right Reverend William H. Stokes, Bishop of New Jersey, will preside; the Right Reverend Alan M. Gates, Bishop of Massachusetts, will offer the tribute. The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, will preach.
A reception will immediately follow the service. At 2 PM, a procession will leave Trinity Cathedral for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 145 West Broad Street in Burlington, NJ for the interment.
In lieu of flowers, the Councell family requests donations be made to the George E. Councell Fund for UrbanPromise Ministries in the Diocese of New Jersey. UrbanPromise Ministries is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to equipping children and young adults in underserved communities with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership. In the Diocese of NJ, UrbanPromise currently serves the cities of Camden and Trenton. The full tribute may be found here >
Bishop Councell was Vice President of Province II 2008-2011. The photo is of the 2009 Provincial Council.
Donations in honor of Bishop George may be sent to The Diocese of New Jersey with a notation – The George E. Council Fund for Urban Promise of in the Diocese of New Jersey