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April 7, 2008

The Rt. Rev. Frank Harris Vest, Jr., eighth bishop of Southern Virginia, died on April 5 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was 72.

Vest was bishop coadjutor of Southern Virginia from 1989 to 1991, and bishop diocesan until 1998. In retirement he served as interim rector of St. Barnabas and...

March 25, 2008

Ronald H. Haines, the seventh Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, died on Good Friday, March 21, at his home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Haines, 73, was the bishop of Washington from 1990 until he retired in 2000. Prior to becoming the diocesan bishop, he was elected...

February 20, 2008

At the request of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Professor Gerald West from University KwaZulu-Natal in Southern Africa has convened an international group to prepare Bible studies for 2008 Lambeth Conference, the Anglican Communion News Service reports. Members of the group came from DR Congo,...

February 14, 2008

Edith Stricker, retired director of the Bible and Common Prayer Book Society of the Episcopal Church, died on February 12 in New York City. She was 87.

She will be buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, California, joining family members who have pre-deceased her.

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January 16, 2008

The Rev. R. Lansing Hicks, professor emeritus of Old Testament and former associate dean of academic affairs at Yale Divinity School (YDS), died January 14 in Hamden, Connecticut, after a long illness. He was 86.

Services will be held at Trinity Church on the New Haven Green on Saturday...

January 10, 2008

"I told Denzel Washington he should play the part," Henrietta Bell Wells told me recently at the Houston assisted living center where the 95-year-old now resides.

 

Wells, a longtime member of St. James' Episcopal Church in Houston, sat in her wheelchair, wrapped in a soft snow-...

December 29, 2007

The Rev. Canon Harold George Hultgren, senior canon of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, died December 27 of heart failure after several years of declining health. He was 87.

Hultgren served Holy Trinity Church, Alhambra, as rector for 30 years, and was the diocese's canon missioner...

November 27, 2007

Dr. Christopher McConnachie, Episcopal missionary serving in the Transkei region of South Africa, died November 27 in Mthatha (Umtata). He was 70. Chemotherapy for McConnachie's acute myeloid leukemia had compromised his immune system, and he was unable to fight off an infection.

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November 25, 2007

Retired Diocese of Colorado Suffragan Bishop William Harvey "Dub" Wolfrum, died suddenly November 24 in Fort Collins, Colorado. He was 81.

Wolfrum was consecrated suffragan bishop of Colorado in 1981 and served in that capacity for 10 years. He became the acting ecclesiastical authority...

November 8, 2007

The Rev. Chad Varah, an Anglican priest who founded the Samaritans telephone counseling service to offer a listening ear to the suicidal and those in despair, has died at the age of 95.

"Chad Varah made a unique contribution to the life of our whole society, changing attitudes to suicide...

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