Diocese of Spokane


March 27, 2017

The Rt. Rev. Gretchen M. Rehberg was ordained and consecrated as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Spokane on March 18 at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane, Washington. Photo: Diocese of Spokane

[Diocese of Spokane] The Rt. Rev. Gretchen M. Rehberg was...

January 31, 2017

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop  Michael B. Curry and the registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Diocese of Spokane that Bishop-Elect Gretchen M. Rehberg has received the required majority of consents in the...

October 16, 2016

[Episcopal Diocese of Spokane] The Rev. Canon Gretchen M. Rehberg has been elected as the ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane, which is located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. She is the 59th woman to be elected bishop in the Anglican Communion and the first in the...

June 15, 2016

[Episcopal Diocese of Spokane] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane has announced a slate of four nominees to stand for ninth bishop of the diocese.

They are:

The Rev. Canon Lucinda Ashby, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Idaho; The Rev. Canon Neysa...

January 20, 2016

[Diocese of Spokane] The Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for the person to be elected the 9th Bishop of Spokane.

The person elected will succeed Bishop James E. Waggoner Jr., who has served as bishop since 2000.

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May 26, 2015

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Diocese of Spokane Bishop James E. Waggoner Jr. recently announced that he has asked the diocesan Standing Committee to begin searching for his successor.

Waggoner, 67, said he will resign his post upon the ordination and consecration of the...

February 16, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] The bishops of both the Episcopal dioceses of Olympia and Spokane will make provisions for their clergy to operate within the state of Washington’s new same-gender marriage law.

Governor Christine Gregoire signed legislation into law Feb. 13. The law takes effect...

August 3, 2011

During the season of Lent, eight Episcopal churches in Eastern Washington and North Idaho raised more than $90,000 to feed the hungry through the new Organizing for Mission program, according to a press release from the Diocese of Spokane.

Fifty percent of the funds raised will be sent...

April 19, 2011

On Feb. 12, a catastrophic fire destroyed 20 homes and damaged 100 more in the small rural town of White Swan, located on the Yakama Indian Reservation in central Washington State and the Diocese of Spokane. Eighty-mile-per-hour winds that day caused a chimney fire in one home to spread through...

February 8, 2011

The Very Rev. Mart K. Craft, former dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane, Washington, died Feb. 5 following a brief illness. He was 71.

Born Aug. 28, 1939 in Sunnyside, Washington, Craft studied theology at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley,...


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