Diocese of Alabama


January 8, 2012

The Rt. Rev. Henry N. Parsley Jr., right, 10th bishop of Alabama, presents the Rt. Rev. John McKee Sloan with the symbol of office, a silver-tipped crozier first carried by Alabama Bishop Richard Hooker Wilmer in the 19th century. Photo/Diocese of Alabama


January 2, 2012

Volunteers join Episcopal Tornado Recovery Cooperative for a house build day on Dec. 17

[Episcopal News Service] In a year of extraordinary natural disasters – tornadoes, fires, floods and earthquakes – Episcopalians are reaching out nationally and...

August 1, 2011

Diocese of Alabama Bishop Henry N. Parsley Jr. has joined his Methodist and Roman Catholic counterparts in a federal lawsuit Aug. 1 aimed at stopping enforcement of the state's new immigration law.

Parsley; the Rev. William H. Willimon, bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the...

July 16, 2011

The Rt. Rev. John McKee "Kee" Sloan was elected July 16 as the 11th bishop of the Diocese of Alabama. He currently is Alabama's suffragan bishop.

Sloan was elected from a field of four nominees on the first ballot. He received 145 of 270 votes cast in the lay order and 68 of 118 cast in...

May 2, 2011

The Episcopal Diocese of Alabama is helping its members and neighbors recover from the late-April series of tornadoes that blew up across the southern United States.

According to a story on the diocese's website, Bishop Henry Parsley of Alabama made a day-long visit to Tuscaloosa May 1....

April 27, 2011

Episcopal Relief & Development said April 28 that it has been in contact with dioceses in the southern part of the United States and is working with local churches to respond in a number of locations after powerful spring storms battered the region.

The New York Times reported that...

April 26, 2011

The Episcopal Diocese of Alabama has selected four priests to stand for election as its 11th bishop, according to an April 25 release from the diocese.

The nominees are:

* the Rev. Kenneth L. Chumbley, 57, rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Springfield, Missouri; * the Rev....

January 10, 2011

A gallery of photos taken Jan. 8-11 in Haiti by the Rev. Dave Drachlis, a member of a seven-person medical mission team from the Diocese of Alabama, is here.

Two days before the first anniversary of the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake that devastated vast portions of Haiti, young children were...

August 25, 2010

The Episcopal Diocese of Alabama has begun its search for a new diocesan bishop with Oct. 8 set as the deadline for nominations and applications, according to a press release.

The 11th bishop of Alabama will succeed the Rt. Rev. Henry N. Parsley, Jr., who was elected bishop coadjutor in...

April 26, 2010

Severe storms that killed 10 people in Mississippi and two in Alabama April 24-25 also severely damaged Christ Episcopal Church in Albertville, Alabama.

A F3 tornado on the F0-5 Fujita Scale) tore through the northern Alabama city, injuring a reported 33 people and severely damaging...