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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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October 19, 2018

The Rev. Cathleen Chittenden Bascom, from the Diocese of Iowa, was elected Oct.19 as the 10th bishop to lead the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. [Diocese of Kansas] The Rev. Cathleen Chittenden Bascom, from the Diocese of Iowa,...

October 11, 2018

Noah Bullock, right, executive director of Cristosal, speaks to an audience at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, about refugees and human rights. Listening are David Morales, center, Cristosal director of strategic litigation...

October 8, 2018

“Dear People of the Diocese of Nevada, Our bishop search process this year was challenging in several respects. One is that there were an unprecedented number of bishop searches in process, resulting in a limited applicant pool. Another...

October 5, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] A former Episcopal bishop who is serving a prison sentence in Maryland for hitting and killing a bicyclist while texting and driving drunk has asked for sentence reduction that could let her walk free next month...

September 25, 2018

[Episcopal Church in Minnesota] Bishop Brian N. Prior issued a statement on Sept. 25 announcing he plans to step down after nearly a decade of service leading the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. His announcement says the diocese’s 10th...

September 25, 2018

[Diocese of Minnesota] Bishop Brian Prior issued a statement on Sept. 25 announcing he plans to step down after nearly a decade of service leading the Diocese of Minnesota. His retirement announcement says the diocese’s 10th bishop will be...

September 24, 2018

Students from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee participate in a Dinner & Dialogue session through an ecumenical partnership that involves St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Photo: Matt Phillips [Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee]...

September 24, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. David E. Richards, a longtime Episcopal bishop who died last month, is being remembered fondly by those who served with him across the church, from Central America to the Diocese of Albany to the...

September 24, 2018

Mark M. Beckwith, 10th bishop of Newark, passes the diocesan crozier to Carlye J. Hughes, newly consecrated 11th bishop. Photo: Cynthia L. Black [Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Carlye J. Hughes was ordained and consecrated as...

September 21, 2018

Kevin D. Nichols, newly ordained and consecrated ninth bishop of the Diocese of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, receives the crozier from Sean W. Rowe, who has served as bishop provisional since March 2014. Photo: Danny Schweers [Episcopal...

September 21, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee has announced a slate of three nominees for election as its fourth bishop. The candidates are: The Rev. Marian Dulaney Fortner, rector, Trinity Episcopal Church,...

September 14, 2018

[Diocese of Massachusetts] In the aftermath of the natural gas system crisis on Thursday, Sept. 13, that caused explosions, fires and emergency evacuations in the Merrimack Valley, all three Episcopal churches and one Episcopal school...

September 10, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] “I want to thank you for all of the cards, and the well-wishes and, above all, for all of the prayers,” Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry said in a video message posted on Facebook as he returns to work...

September 6, 2018

[Diocese of Colorado] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Colorado on Sept. 6 released the following letter regarding the search process for the diocese’s next bishop diocesan. Dear People of God in The Episcopal Church in...

August 30, 2018

A group of participants joined hands in prayer during one of the worship services at Nuevo Amanecer. Photo by Millard Cook. [Episcopal News Service – Hendersonville, North Carolina] This week, nearly 400 people gathered Aug. 27 to...

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