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October 3, 2007

Allan Rohan Crite, a well-known African-American artist and Episcopalian, died September 6 at age 97.

 

Crite died of natural causes in his Boston home, his wife, Jackie, told the Boston Globe newspaper. His funeral was held September 15 in Boston's Trinity Church in Copley...

October 2, 2007

The Anglican Diocese of Jamaica will welcome the Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, for an official visit to the island October 5-12, in commemoration of the bicentenary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.

Sponsored by Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS),...

September 13, 2007

The former Anglican Archbishop of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, Whakahuihui Vercoe, died September 12 surrounded by family at his home in Rotorua. He was 79.

Vercoe, who served as leader of the Maori arm of the Anglican Church from 1981 until 2004 and as its Primate from 2004-06...

September 11, 2007

Former National Council of Churches USA (NCC) general secretary Claire Randall died in Sun City, Arizona, on September 9. She was 91.

NCC leaders expressed sadness and gratitude for "a woman of enormous courage and great faith whose daily testimony was an inspiration to all who knew her...

September 10, 2007

Retired Bishop Donald J. Davis of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania died on August 30. He was 78.

Davis had been living in Sarasota, Florida and reportedly suffered from a blood disorder.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on September 29 at St. Boniface Episcopal...

September 6, 2007

Madeleine L'Engle, a lay Episcopalian who wrote more than 60 books ranging from children's stories to theological reflection, died September 6 in Litchfield, Connecticut. She was 88.

Her death, of natural causes in a nursing home, was announced September 7 by her publisher, Farrar,...

August 27, 2007

Florence Gray, former U.S. coordinator for El Hogar Ministries in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, died August 26 at home in Miramar, Florida. She was 81 years old and had been in declining health for more than a decade.

Gray served as secretary to the first bishop of Southeast Florida, the late...

August 14, 2007

Brooke Astor, the civic leader and philanthropist who reportedly donated up to $200 million to support New York City's great cultural institutions, died in her Briarcliff Manor estate August 13. She was 105.

Astor's funeral was held August 17 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Church, Fifth...

August 13, 2007

The former Archbishop of Wales, Alwyn Rice Jones, died at his home in St. Asaph August 12. He was 73.

Jones served his entire ministry in the Church in Wales. He served in three dioceses -- Bangor, where he was ordained; Swansea and Brecon, where he was dean of Brecon Cathedral; and...

August 12, 2007

The Very Rev. James Earl Cavanaugh, dean emeritus of Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City, Missouri, died on August 9 aged 77.

Cavanaugh attended Temple University, Lycoming College, Drew Theological Seminary and the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. He served 55 years...

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