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May 27, 2009

A memorial service will be held June 13 for Margaret Ann Richardson Woolverton, who played a leading role in promoting the study of women’s history in the Episcopal Church.

Woolverton died at her home in Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, on March 7, her 82nd birthday. The memorial service...

May 1, 2009

The Rev. Peter Toon, president emeritus of the Prayer Book Society of the U.S.A., died April 25 in San Diego. He was 69. Toon suffered from amyloidosis, a rare protein disorder.

Toon was best known as a vocal and prolific defender of Anglican Reformation theology and the traditional Book...

January 11, 2009

Bishop Dorsey F. Henderson Jr. of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina, saying he feels he has done "what I know how to do," and that it is time for someone "to take [the diocese] to the next level of discipleship," has announced his retirement.

Henderson, who is 69, has served as the...

January 7, 2009

The Rev. Frank Eiji Sugeno, professor emeritus of church history at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, died on December 27. He was 84.

 

A Seminary of the Southwest news release described Sugeno as "a teacher, historian, missiologist and advocate of ecumenism." He served...

December 10, 2008

The 76th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be unlike the 17 that preceded it. Charles Metcalf Crump, 95, who has served as a deputy from the Diocese of West Tennessee at every General Convention since 1958, won't be serving, citing "age and future health" as reasons he decided...

December 5, 2008

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has expressed his sadness on being informed of the death December 5 of Patriarch Aleksii II of Moscow. He was 79.

 

"He was a leader of stature, with abundant experience, determination and courage, who guided his Church with a steady hand...

November 24, 2008

The Rt. Rev. Francisco Reus Froylán, former bishop of Puerto Rico (1964-1989), died on November 19 of pneumonia. He was 89.

As the first native Episcopal bishop of Puerto Rico, Reus Froylán's ministry was characterized by a focus on Christian unity and social justice, and an abiding...

October 17, 2008

The Rt. Rev. Joseph Thomas Heistand, third bishop of the Diocese of Arizona (1979 to 1992), died at his home in Richmond, Virginia, on Oct. 14 after a long illness. He was 84.

 

"He will be remembered by many of you as a caring pastor during a difficult time in the history of the...

October 8, 2008

The Very Rev. Francis B. Sayre, Jr., former dean of Washington National Cathedral (1951-1978) died on October 3 at his home in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. He was 93.

 

Sayre was an outspoken voice of conscience during the Joseph McCarthy era, the Civil Rights movement, and...

September 30, 2008

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has announced with deep regret the death of its second most senior bishop, the Rt. Rev. David Beetge, bishop of the Highveld.

Beetge died on September 27, aged 59. He had contracted septicemia and had been undergoing chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin's...

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