April 18, 2010

The Rt. Rev. George Paul Reeves, the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia, died on April 15 in Asheville, North Carolina, after suffering from a prolonged illness. He was 91.

Reeves was born Oct. 14, 1918 in Roanoke, Virginia. He was a 1940 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of...

March 24, 2010

About 170 family members and friends from across the country gathered March 20 in Minneapolis to celebrate the 75th birthday of the Rev. Philip Allen, well-known throughout the Episcopal Church for his ministry among Native peoples.

He died two days later in Minneapolis, surrounded by...

February 23, 2010

South African theologian, author and activist Steve de Gruchy drowned Feb. 21 while river tubing with his son in the Natal Midlands near the Drakensburg Mountains. He was 48. Police divers and dogs on Feb. 24 reportedly recovered de Gruchy's body 700 meters downstream from where he had last...

February 11, 2010

Archbishop Jabez Bryce, bishop of the Diocese of Polynesia, has died peacefully Feb. 11 at Suva Private Hospital in Fiji. He was 75.

Bryce had led the Diocese of Polynesia for almost 35 years and was, at time of his death, the longest-serving bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion....

January 4, 2010

V. Nelle Bellamy, 87, archivist for the Episcopal Church for more than 30 years, died Dec. 23 in Knoxville, Tennessee, and was buried on Dec. 30 after a memorial service at St. John's Episcopal Church, Johnson City.

The church's current archivist, Mark Duffy, said in a recent statement...

December 6, 2009

The Rev. Grant M. Gallup died Nov. 26 in Managua. He was 77.

Born Jan. 28, 1932, in Stambaugh, Michigan, Gallup entered Alma College, a Presbyterian affiliate, in 1950, and graduated magna cum laude. He entered Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in 1956.

For three decades Gallup...

December 3, 2009

Lilian "Flower" Robinson Ross, co-creator and champion of Education for Ministry, an educational program for lay people in ministry, died Nov. 30 in Asheville, North Carolina. She was 80.

The oldest of three children, Ross was born in Atlanta, Georgia, at the beginning of the Great...

November 1, 2009

The Rt. Rev. C. Charles Vaché, the 7th bishop of Southern Virginia, died on the Feast of All Saints (Nov. 1).

Vaché, 83, was in hospice care at Westminster Canterbury in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Vaché was elected and consecrated bishop coadjutor of Southern Virginia in 1976 while...

October 20, 2009

Retired Bishop of Ohio John H. Burt died October 20 at his home on the southern shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He was 91 years old.

In a career spanning five decades, Burt dedicated himself to social reform, racial and gender justice and ways in which the...

October 20, 2009

The Rev. Robert Ray Parks, 15th rector of Trinity Church on Wall Street, died on Oct. 18 in New York City. He was 91.

Parks served as rector of Trinity Church from 1972-1987, a period of both diminishment and growth for the parish. His leadership established the Trinity Grants Program,...