Diocese of East Tennessee

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August 1, 2018

[Diocese of East Tennessee] The Rev. Michelle Warriner Bolt has been named as the Canon to the Ordinary for the Episcopal Church in East Tennessee by the Right. Rev. Brian L. Cole. Bolt will begin her new work on September 1. The Rev. Canon Michael Spear-Jones has briefly served as Interim...

December 4, 2017

Bishops lay hands on the Rt. Rev. Brian Cole to ordain and consecrate him Dec. 2 as the new bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee Brian Lee Cole during his Dec. 2 ordination and consecration service at Church of the Ascension in Knoxville, Tenn. Photo: Ed...

July 27, 2017

[Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee] The Rev. Brian Cole was elected the fifth bishop of the Diocese of East Tennessee on the fifth ballot July 28 by delegates gathered for the electing session of the 33rd Annual Convention of the diocese at St. John’s Cathedral in Knoxville.

The Rev....

February 2, 2017

[Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee] Our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry said that refugee resettlement work is a ministry that the Episcopal Church and other churches and faith-based organizations cherish.

“The work of Episcopal Migration Ministries is God’s work, and we show the face...

December 12, 2016

Monica Griffin, Spanish-language immersion curriculum coordinator and preschool lead teacher at St. Peter’s School in Chattanooga, has “circle time” with children in immersion kindergarten classroom. Photo: St. Peter’s School

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November 30, 2016

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in the path of catastrophic wildfires that have destroyed a large swath of the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in the southeastern U.S. are working to help their communities in the aftermath.

“Several of our parishes are working with...

April 17, 2016

[Diocese of East Tennessee] George Dibrell Young, III, fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee, has announced that he plans to retire at the end of 2017 and has called for the election of his successor.

Young expects to retire as a new bishop is ordained. Young’s...

January 14, 2016

[Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said:

“Our commitment to be an inclusive church is not based on a social theory or capitulation to the ways of the culture, but on our belief that the outstretched arms of Jesus on the cross are a sign of the very...

March 5, 2012

[Episcopal Relief & Development] Two series of tornadoes struck the Midwest and South on February 28-29 and March 2-3, impacting towns and congregations in many Episcopal dioceses. Some affected areas are still recovering from the devastating tornadoes of April 2011.

A total of 39...

June 26, 2011

More than 800 local, national and ecumenical guests gathered at Church of the Ascension in Knoxville, Tennessee, June 25 for the two-hour ordination service of the Rt. Rev. George Dibrell Young III as fourth bishop of the Diocese of East Tennessee.

Among the 21 bishops who were present...

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