Episcopal News Service

Minnesota extends bishop search timeline

[Episcopal Church in Minnesota] Minnesota Bishop Brian N. Prior and Deborah Brown, president of the Standing Committee, issued a joint statement Jan. 23 extending the timeline for the church’s bishop search. 

Rhode Island churches offer warmth during gas outage

[Diocese of Rhode Island] Episcopal churches on Aquidneck Island responded Tuesday to the state of emergency that left more than 7,000 National Grid customers in Newport and Middletown without natural gas for heat.

As one example, St. John’s, Newport, sent a special edition of its e-newsletter to spread the word that its church and Guild Hall would be “open and warm all night.” The church noted that it was not an “official” warming center but would “welcome you to come in if needed.”

Alivio y Desarrollo de la Iglesia Episcopal – celebra 15 años de Meditaciones Cuaresmales

Episcopal Relief & Development celebra el 15º aniversario de las Meditaciones Cuaresmales de la organización con selecciones inspiradoras de años anteriores que ponen de relieve los increíbles conocimientos y profundidad proporcionados por líderes de toda la Iglesia Episcopal y la Comunión Anglicana. Los folletos ya están disponibles en español y en inglés en www.episcopalrelief.org/lent.

Congregation votes to cede from the Scottish Episcopal Church

[Anglican Communion News Service] A congregation in the northeast Scottish coastal city of Aberdeen is preparing to leave the Scottish Episcopal Church. Members of Westhill Community Church voted Jan. 17 by 83 percent to 13 percent to leave the Anglican Communion’s province in Scotland following what they say is the “continued liberal trajectory” of the church.

Anglican Consultative Council prepares to meet in April in Hong Kong

[Anglican Communion News Service] The next meeting of the triennial Anglican Consultative Council begins in 100 days time in Hong Kong.

“As chair of ACC and primate of the host province, I cannot be more excited and honored to welcome all ACC delegates representing 40 provinces and coming from 160 countries assembling in Hong Kong,” Archbishop Paul Kwong said.

The meeting will take place April 28 to May 5. The Anglican Consultative Council is one of four “Instruments of Communion” of the Anglican Communion.

Tennessee bishop recruits neighboring colleague to implement same-sex marriage rites

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee Bishop John Bauerschmidt announced Jan. 18 that neighboring Bishop Brian Cole of East Tennessee will “provide pastoral support” to Tennessee couples, clergy and congregations who want to solemnize same-sex marriages.

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