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Episcopal News Service (ENS) offers in-depth reporting and analysis of local, regional, national and international news for Episcopalians and others interested in the church’s mission and ministry. Providing written and multimedia coverage, Episcopal News Service is the officially sponsored online news source of the Episcopal Church

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March 25, 2020

[Episcopal News Service] Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center has worked out a plan with Seminole County Emergency Management (SCEM) to house first responders under quarantined orders because of exposure to the coronavirus. “The...

March 14, 2020

The Rt. Rev. Barbara C. Harris, at her historic consecration service on Feb. 11, 1989. Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts Photo: David Zadig [Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts] The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop of the Episcopal...

November 25, 2019

[Episcopal Diocese of Missouri] The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri elected the Rev. Deon K. Johnson as its 11th diocesan bishop Nov. 23 at Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis. He was elected on the first ballot during an election that...

November 12, 2019

The United Thank Offering grant-site pilgrims pose for a group photo outside Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Villaescusa, Spain. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service [Episcopal News Service] At one point in the mid-19th century...

October 2, 2019

[Diocese of Oklahoma] The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma is excited to announce the nominees for the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Oklahoma. Following a yearlong search and discernment process, the Search Committee announces that the...

October 1, 2019

Shannon MacVean-Brown, the eleventh bishop of Vermont, receives the crozier from Thomas C. Ely, the tenth bishop of Vermont. Photo: Greg Merhar [Episcopal Diocese of Vermont] The Rt. Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown is now the 1,122nd...

September 25, 2019

[Episcopal News Service] A Diocese of Western Massachusetts priest who was arrested and charged with possessing child pornography earlier this month will remain in jail as his case works its way through the federal court system. The...

September 23, 2019

[Diocese of Southern Virginia] The Diocese of Southern Virginia elected the Rev. Susan B. Haynes as its 11th Bishop at its Special Council in Dinwiddie on Sept. 21. One of six nominees, Haynes was elected on the eighth ballot. Haynes,...

September 19, 2019

Young volunteers from St. Andrew’s Church in Wellesley get plates full of carrot sticks ready for the tables of hungry kids that will soon fill the room. Photo: Bridget K. Wood/Diocese of Massachusetts [Diocese of Massachusetts] The...

September 19, 2019

Massachusetts pilgrims hike part of a migrant trail in the desert to leave jugs of water for those who might need it. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Massachusetts [Diocese of Massachusetts] With the migrant crisis on the U.S.-...

September 19, 2019

Massachusetts pilgrims hike part of a migrant trail in the desert to leave jugs of water for those who might need it. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Massachusetts [Diocese of Massachusetts] With the migrant crisis on the U.S.-...

September 12, 2019

Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. Photo: Diocese of Los Angeles [Diocese of Los Angeles] PIH Health, a Whittier, California-based nonprofit health care network, and Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, announced Sept. 5 that...

September 4, 2019

The list of victims’ names on the altar at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lenox, Massachusetts. Photo: Michael Tuck [Diocese of Western Massachusetts] Gun violence, mass shootings and gun control are back in the news in the aftermath...

August 22, 2019

[Diocese of Missouri] Leaders at St. Stanislaus Kostka Polish Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri, have informed Episcopal Diocese of Missouri Bishop Wayne Smith that they will no longer pursue an affiliation with the diocese. This news...

August 16, 2019

[Diocese of Missouri] After years of discussion and discernment, we may soon have word about a possible union between St. Stanislaus Kostka Polish Catholic Parish and the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. In a survey of parishioners...

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