Diocese of Bethlehem


May 2, 2018

[Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem] The Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem, which encompasses northeastern Pennsylvania, has elected the Rev. Canon Kevin D. Nichols, 56, as its next bishop.

Nichols, who is currently, chief operating officer and canon for mission resources in the Diocese of New...

February 7, 2018

[Diocese of Bethlehem] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem today released the names of two priests who will stand for election for the ninth bishop of the diocese.

The Rev. Kevin Nichols

The Rev. Ruth...

August 6, 2017

[Diocese of Bethlehem] The search committee for the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Bethlehem is now accepting nominations. 

Information about the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem and the process for nominations can be found here.

The person elected will succeed the Rt. Rev. Sean...

January 5, 2017

[Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem] Diocese of Bethlehem Bishop Provisional Sean Rowe said Jan. 5 that the diocese is ready to begin the process of electing its ninth bishop diocesan.

His letter follows.

January 5, 2017

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

When you...

November 11, 2014

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. James Michael Mark Dyer, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem from 1982 to 1995, died Nov. 11 after battling multiple myeloma for several years. He was 84.

Bishop Provisional of Bethlehem Sean W. Rowe said that Dyer’s death “represents a...

March 2, 2014

[Canticle Communications] A special convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem on March 1 elected the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe as the provisional bishop of Bethlehem.

The diocese comprises 14 counties in northeastern Pennsylvania and includes the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton,...

January 16, 2014

[Diocese of Bethlehem press release] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem, a group of elected clergy and lay leaders, announced today that the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, is the nominee for provisional bishop of...

July 21, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] Diocese of Bethlehem Bishop Paul V. Marshall announced July 19 that he would retire at the end of this year.

In a letter to the diocesan Standing Committee, he said that he would turn over ecclesiastical authority for the diocese to the Standing Committee on Aug...

June 18, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem] Archdeacon Stringfellow announced earlier this week:

Today [June 12] Adam Bond accepted Bishop Paul’s invitation to join the Bishop’s Staff as Missioner for Communication in the Diocese. His duties include working closely with the Bishop, assisting Kat...

November 11, 2011

In honor of the men and women who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces, the Episcopal dioceses of Bethlehem and Central Pennsylvania combined on Nov. 10 for a Veterans Day service in the chapel at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

More than 200...