Diocese of Southwest Florida


November 15, 2017

[Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida] The Rt. Rev. Rogers Sanders Harris, whose call to Southwest Florida came at a critical time for the diocese, died Nov. 15, in South Carolina. His predecessor, the Rt. Rev. Emerson Paul Haynes, had served a 13-year episcopate and died while in office in...

September 7, 2017

Christ Church in Frederica, Georgia, on St. Simons Island, stands boarded up and ready for Irma. Volunteers wrote scripture verses on some of the boards. Photo: Frank Logue

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Jim Shevlin looked down at his list fewer than two days before Hurricane Irma...

March 10, 2016

This artist rendering shows the planned pool area of the new Program Center at DaySpring Episcopal Center, the Diocese of Southwest Florida’s camp and conference center. Photo: Diocese of Southwest Florida

[Diocese of Southwest Florida] The Diocese of Southwest Florida is expanding its...

May 13, 2015

By: The Public Affairs Office

The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has released the following statement:

On April 27, 2015, the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) announced its process for nominating bishops from the...

May 1, 2015

By: The Public Affairs Office

The nominees for the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church have been announced in a report posted by the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB). The report, filed for the Blue Book, is available here 

The 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal...

May 1, 2015

By: The Public Affairs Office

Les candidats à l’élection du 27ème Évêque Président de l’Église épiscopale viennent d’être annoncés dans un rapport publié par le Comité conjoint de nomination pour l’élection de l’Évêque Président (JNCPB). Le rapport, consigné dans le Blue Book, est disponible ici 

Le 27ème Évêque...

May 1, 2015

By: The Public Affairs Office

Los nominados para el 27º Obispo Presidente de la Iglesia Episcopal se han anunciado en un informe publicado por el Comité Conjunto de Nominaciones para la Elección del Obispo Presidente (JNCPB). El informe, presentado en el Libro Azul, está disponible aquí 

El 27º Obispo Presidente de...

June 18, 2013

[Diocese of Southwest Florida] The Rev. Wayne F. Farrell, 54, this week was elected rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Tarpon Springs. The parish, organized in 1892, is one of the oldest churches in the Diocese of Southwest Florida and the Tampa Bay region.

“I am pleased and honored...

March 1, 2012

El Igne receives communion bread from Nancy Zant. Lay people distribute both bread and wine at Lamb of God Lutheran Episcopal Church in Fort Myers, Florida. Photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg

[Episcopal News Service] Hal Vatland found Lamb of God Lutheran Episcopal...

February 20, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida has decided to refund $175,000 to its 76 congregations.

The decision, Bishop Dabney Smith said in a recent letter to vestries and bishop’s committees, was prompted by nearly 100 percent parish giving to the diocese in...