Diocese of New Hampshire


April 26, 2018

Pilgrims launch from a dock in Essex, Connecticut, on July 9, 2017, the final day of the River of Life pilgrimage. Photo: Kairos Earth, via Facebook

[Episcopal News Service] The paddle-carrying Episcopalians who created a church on the water for 40 days last...

January 30, 2017

[Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire] Yankee folk wisdom says, if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Each of the issues the recent Presidential Executive Orders seeks to fix deserves a considered, bi-partisan conversation, combined with a measure of humility from all sides....

December 13, 2016

New Hampshire Bishop Robert Hirschfeld and the Rev. Calvin Sanborn of Maine share their perspectives on the theological basis for advocacy in the public sphere and what that might look like at the both the diocesan and parish level. Photo: Heidi Shott

[Episcopal News Service] Since the...

November 6, 2016

Worshippers stop for a moment of prayer and gratitude as they walk to the service at Church of the Woods. Photo: Heather Beasley Doyle

[Episcopal News Service] Thick with golden-red leaves, the harbinger of fall in Canterbury, New Hampshire, a mosaic of tree branches rustles above and...

March 18, 2016

The Rev. Bayard Hancock, who served as an Episcopal priest for 68 years, died on December 3 at his home in Campton, NH. He was 91.

Born in Passaec, NJ, Bayard was a graduate of Hobart College in Geneva, NY, and Berkeley Divinity School in New Haven, CT. He was ordained deacon...

January 14, 2016

[Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire] In the wake of actions taken by the Primates of the Anglican Communion meeting together in Canterbury, England, I invite the Church of New Hampshire to view or read the powerful and inspired words of our Presiding Bishop, Michael B. Curry. I give God thanks...

November 10, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] Bishop Douglas Edwin Theuner, the eighth bishop of New Hampshire, died peacefully in his sleep while in hospice on Nov. 8, according to a post on the diocese’s website. Theuner was 74.

Theuner was born on Nov. 15, 1938, in Bronx, New York, to Grace Elizabeth...

March 25, 2013

[Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] Diocese of New Hampshire Bishop Rob Hirschfeld reflects on his participation in the March 25 Way of the Cross procession in a rainy Washington, D.C.

August 5, 2012

Diocese of New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson, left, presents newly ordained Bishop Coadjutor Robert Hirschfeld with a crosier made from the remains of an ash tree that lived on the grounds of the White Mountain School. The two playfully go hand over hand on the staff, the way opposing sides...

May 19, 2012

The Rev. Robert Hirschfeld

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld was elected on May 19 as bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire.

Hirschfeld, 51, rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Amherst, Massachusetts (Diocese of Western...