Diocese of Alabama


February 15, 2010

Episcopal Diocese of Alabama Bishop Henry N. Parsley Jr. said Feb. 12 that he plans to retire at the end of 2011.

Parsley, who has served the diocese since 1999 as its 10th bishop, made his announcement during the diocese's 179th convention. He was elected bishop coadjutor in 1996 and...

July 24, 2009

Some 80 high school and college-age students from throughout the Diocese of Alabama gave up the comforts of home and a week of their summer to spend it with kids in the rural Black Belt region of Alabama -- one of the poorest areas in the South.

The young Episcopalians spent July 13-17...

July 1, 2009

The Rt. Rev. Robert .O. Miller, ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, died June 29 at Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham. He was 74.

Miller served as bishop of Alabama from 1989 until his retirement in 1998. His ordained ministry spanned almost half a century.


November 17, 2008

Episcopal youngsters have enjoyed summer camp for generations, but over the last few decades more and more facilities have opened their doors year 'round for environmental-education programs.


Such programs offered during the school year strengthen stewardship in two ways. "We...

January 13, 2008

Symbols and voices from summer church camp were woven into the consecration service for the Rt. Rev. John McKee Sloan as bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. More than 1,000 people attended the January 12 liturgy in Birmingham's Cathedral Church of the Advent.


January 6, 2008

Episcopalians and ecumenical guests from throughout the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama and the Southeast United States will gather January 12 for the ordination and consecration of the Rev. John McKee Sloan as bishop suffragan.

Sloan will serve with diocesan Bishop Henry Parsley.


August 22, 2007

The Episcopal Diocese of Alabama's Standing Committee has received two nominations by petition for its next suffragan bishop, adding to the slate of four announced July 15.

The two petition candidates are:

the Rev. Robert Childers, rector, Grace Church, Anniston, Alabama; and the...

July 16, 2007

Three men and one woman have been nominated to become bishop suffragan for the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.

The electing convention will meet September 30 at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The person elected will succeed former Bishop...

July 13, 2007

Editor's note: The following response comes from the Rev. Douglas Carpenter, retired, of Birmingham, Alabama, son of Bishop C. C. J. Carpenter, the first name addressed in the Letter from Birmingham Jail by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The Rev. Winnie Varghese has a good article in the May...

April 1, 2007

The Episcopal Diocese of Alabama has begun accepting nominations for its next bishop suffragan.

At the diocese’s recent annual convention, Bishop Henry Parsley also called for the election of a bishop suffragan later this year to succeed Marc Andrus who became bishop of the Diocese of...