Diocese of Central Florida

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May 8, 2008

Trinity Church of Vero Beach, Florida is opening a new chapter at the age of 82 with a May 7 settlement reached between the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida and those who wish to disaffiliate from the Episcopal Church.

 

According to the agreement, "Those among the...

April 29, 2008

Diocese of Central Florida Bishop John W. Howe has written to members of Trinity Episcopal Church of Vero Beach, Florida, saying that "mediation has brought us to an agreement that can lead to an amicable separation" between the diocese and members of the parish.

 

At the January...

February 3, 2008

The Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, meeting for its 39th annual Diocesan Convention January 25-26 at St. James Episcopal Church in Ormond Beach, Florida, approved the first reading of an amendment to its Constitution that explicitly states its membership in the Anglican Communion.

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January 17, 2008

The Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida believes that it is moving closer to resolving questions surrounding the stated intention of the rectors and senior wardens of seven parishes and two church planters to disaffiliate from the Episcopal Church, according to a statement added to the...

October 23, 2007

A pastoral letter from Bishop John Howe of Central Florida, quoting personal correspondence from the Archbishop of Canterbury, was to be read in diocesan churches on Sunday, October 21.

 

The letter concerned an agreement between Howe and the rectors and senior wardens of seven...

January 30, 2007

The Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, meeting January 27 in its 38th annual convention, continued its support of a request for a relationship with an Anglican Communion primate other than Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori but was rebuffed in an attempt to move farther away from the...

September 1, 2004

Florida's Episcopal churches and their people are evacuating or battening down their property in preparation for Hurricane Frances' expected arrival. Landfall is expected at Melbourne in southern Brevard County by Saturday morning.

Coastal churches and Episcopal schools are closed, and...

February 3, 2004

When 32 percent of an 887-member parish votes to leave the Episcopal Church along with three of its four ordained clergy, some hard work awaits the congregation.

But St. John's Episcopal Church, Melbourne, which faced that mass departure Saturday, Jan. 31, is up to the task, said Deacon...

January 28, 2004

The Diocese of Central Florida's annual convention voted January 25 by more than 2 to 1 to join the start-up Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes, formed in mid-January by representatives from 12 dioceses to "uphold the historic faith" and maintain a bridge to the worldwide...

February 4, 2003

The Central Florida family waited, as usual, for a sonic boom heralding the reentering space shuttle, but the telltale sound never came.

'That's when we knew something was wrong,' said Catherine Kohn, a contractor for the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, who saw the news minutes...

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