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April 9, 2013

[Scottish Episcopal Church] The Most Rev. David Chillingworth, bishop of St. Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane and primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, says “Margaret Thatcher will be remembered for her achievement in becoming Britain’s first woman Prime Minister long after debate about the...

April 8, 2013

[Lambeth Palace -- Press Release] “It was with sadness that I heard the news of the death of Baroness Thatcher and my prayers are with her son and daughter, her grandchildren, family and friends. It is right that today we give thanks for a life devoted to public service, acknowledging also the...

April 3, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Taiwan] The Rt. Rev. John C. T. Chien, the first native bishop of Taiwan, died on March 5 following a short illness. He was 72.

Chien was ordained and consecrated as bishop on March 25, 1988, marking a new era in the indigenization of the Taiwan Episcopal Church....

March 31, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Donald Smith Armentrout, retired professor of church history and historical theology, the Charles Quintard professor of dogmatic theology, and director of the Advanced Degrees Program at the University of the South’s School of Theology in Sewanee, Tennessee,...

March 15, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Michigan] The Rt. Rev. H. Coleman McGehee, retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, has died at the age of 89

McGehee served as bishop coadjutor from 1971 to 1973 and as diocesan bishop from 1973 to 1990.

He died March 14, after a...

March 13, 2013

[Diocese of Atlanta] The Rev. Van S. Bird of Atlanta, an Episcopal priest for 61 years, died March 6 at age 88. His funeral was March 13 at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, with Bishop Robert C. Wright presiding and preaching.  “Van channeled an incredible intellect through his...

March 8, 2013

The Rev. William Bailey, who in 2004 became the first vocational deacon ordained in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark in more than a quarter century, died March 6 at his home in Morris Plains, New Jersey, after a long illness. He was 81.

“All my life, I had wanted to be a priest...

March 8, 2013

Edward T. Dell, Jr. was born Feb. 12, 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia to Edward T. Dell, Sr. and Virginia Hopper Dell, the first of five children. Ed died of congestive heart failure on Feb. 25 in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

At the age of 13 in Miami, with the help of his father, he...

February 14, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] Retired Diocese of North Carolina Bishop Suffragan Huntington Williams, Jr., died Jan. 28.

A requiem Eucharist was held at Christ Church, Charlotte. Williams, 87, was buried at St. Peter’s Church, also in Charlotte.

Williams served as bishop suffragan from...

February 5, 2013

The Rev. Sipo Elijah Mzimela of Decatur, Georgia, a leader in the struggle to end apartheid and a cabinet minister of former South African President Nelson Mandela, died Feb. 2 from complications of pneumonia. He was 77.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at...

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