Diocese of Kansas

Articles

May 8, 2007

The small town of Greensburg in south central Kansas was devastated on May 5 as a tornado with winds up to 205 mph destroyed churches, schools, businesses and homes, claiming ten lives and injuring more than 60 people. Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) and the Dioceses of Kansas and...

November 12, 2006

The parishioners of St. David's Episcopal Church, Topeka, Kansas, are beginning to cope with news that a fire that caused extensive damage to the nave and chapel early on November 10 had been intentionally set.

Just 24 hours after the fire was extinguished parishioners had begun the...

October 25, 2006

The Episcopal Diocese of Kansas, meeting as its 147th convention October 20-21 in Overland Park, heard its bishop call for perseverance in a changing world.

"Though the winds of change sweep round about us, we are still here. We have a reason to be," said Bishop Dean E. Wolfe. "Though we...

June 1, 2005

On April 17, Christ Episcopal Church of Overland Park, Kan., completed a three-week vote on whether to separate itself from the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Kansas. Parishioners voted 873 to 211, or 81 percent to 19 percent, in favor of the proposal.

That’s how I would begin a...

March 6, 2005

The Episcopal Diocese of Kansas and the rector and vestry of Christ Episcopal Church of Overland Park, Kansas, jointly announced a proposed agreement in principle for the separation of Christ Episcopal Church from the diocese and the national Episcopal Church.

The Council of Trustees of...

February 28, 2005

Episcopal youths from eastern Kansas retreated from the world in January for a weekend to practice early Christian traditions of reading aloud and meditating on the Bible.

They participated in a miqra, the ancient Hebrew word for a public reading of Scripture. The miqra -- a weekend...

October 24, 2004

A unity of spirit – and some lengthy balloting – marked the 145th convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas, which met Oct. 15 in Topeka. Bishop Dean E. Wolfe presided over his first convention since becoming diocesan bishop Jan. 1 of this year.

The tone for the event – which had as...

October 18, 2004

[ENS] I have received today a copy of the Windsor Report issued by the Lambeth Commission after their months of study and reflection on issues currently facing the worldwide Anglican Communion. It will take some time for me, and for others in our diocese, to reflect on its nearly 100 pages....

October 22, 2002

The 143rd convention of the Diocese of Kansas narrowly defeated a resolution opposing Bishop William Smalley's policy of blessings for couples outside of marriage in a vote that was characterized by people on both sides of the issue as 'prayerful' and 'grace-filled.'

The convention took...

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