Episcopal News Service

Continuing Episcopalians in South Carolina ‘looking to the future’

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in South Carolina were “saddened” when others in the Diocese of South Carolina on Nov. 17 affirmed an earlier decision by the diocesan leadership to leave the Episcopal Church, but they said they also were “encouraged that many people, lay and clergy, are choosing to remain.”

Swaziland’s Ellinah Wamukoya becomes Africa’s first female bishop

[Episcopal News Service] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa made history Nov. 17 when it ordained the first female Anglican bishop on the continent.

The Rev. Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya, 61, became the bishop of Swaziland and the first female bishop in any of the 12 Anglican provinces in Africa during a ceremony at the Mavuso Trade Centre in Manzini, Swaziland. Wamukoya succeeds the Rt. Rev. Meshack Mabuza, who became bishop of Swaziland in 2002.

W. Nicholas Knisely ordained as Rhode Island’s 13th bishop

The Very Rev. William Nicholas Knisely Jr. during his Nov. 17 ordination as 13th bishop of the Diocese of Rhode Island. Photo/Richard Schori

Prayers urged for the Democratic Republic of Congo

Orphans at Action Salutaire pour Development Integrale/Goma, a church-led NGO, with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori during her July 2011 visit to the Anglican Church of the Congo. Photo/Matthew Davies

Zimbabwe Anglicans to return to churches after Supreme Court ruling

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans across Zimbabwe and the communion are celebrating after the country’s Supreme Court ruled that the bishop of Harare, the Rt. Rev. Chad Gandiya, is the lawful trustee of diocesan church properties. This decision means Anglicans will once again be able to worship in their church buildings, and the diocese can retake control of other properties including schools, clinics and orphanages.

South Carolinians affirm decision to leave Episcopal Church

[Episcopal News Service – Charleston, South Carolina] The majority of South Carolina Episcopalians who attended a special convention at St. Philip’s Church here Nov. 17 affirmed actions by Bishop Mark Lawrence and the diocesan Standing Committee a month ago to disaffiliate the diocese from the Episcopal Church.

Presiding bishop’s pastoral letter to Episcopalians in South Carolina

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued a Pastoral Letter to the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina.

The following is the November 15 Pastoral Letter from the Presiding Bishop.

Katharine, a servant of Christ, to the saints in South Carolina.

May the grace, mercy, and peace of Christ Jesus our Savior be with you all.


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