Diocese of Northern Michigan

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October 8, 2012

[Hiawathaland/ Episcopal News Service] Access to health and dental care, elder care and educating young people topped the discussion during “Finding our Voice,” a one-day conference on issues affecting residents of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Marquette in...

May 22, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Rayford Jeffrey Ray was consecrated the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan during a May 21 celebration of baptismal ministry held on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette.

"It was an exciting time and I am humbled by it all," Ray said...

March 2, 2011

Diocese of Northern Michigan Bishop-Elect Rayford Ray has received the required consent of the wider Episcopal Church for his ordination and consecration. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has notified the diocese that Ray has received the required majority of consents in the canonical...

December 3, 2010

The Rev. Rayford Ray was elected Dec. 4 as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan, pending required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church.

Ray, 54, a member of the Episcopal Ministry Support Team in...

May 17, 2010

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan has opened its search for a new bishop, with a June 15 deadline for nominations.

"Our next bishop will have the opportunity to live and work and play in a beautiful and historic area which provides ample opportunities to deepen his or her...

February 18, 2010

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan has chosen an 11-member committee to guide the search for its next bishop, and laid out a timeline for the search. "The Standing Committee was committed to having a search committee that is representative of our diocese's geography and diversity," said...

July 26, 2009

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on July 27 notified the standing committee of the Diocese of Northern Michigan that the necessary consents to the ordination and consecration of the Rev. Kevin Thew Forrester as bishop were not received within the prescribed time period and therefore...

April 22, 2009

Despite a major snowstorm a day before, bishops and leaders from ten faith traditions including the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan on April 22 planted the first of 12,000 trees during an Earth Day ceremony on the shores of Lake Superior.

Standing on a hillside surrounded by huge...

March 23, 2009

Leaders of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan released a statement on March 20 in defense of its bishop-elect, the Rev. Kevin Thew Forrester, who was the only candidate when he was chosen during a special convention on February 21.

The diocese released letters of support from...

March 9, 2009

The process used to elect a bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan and the bishop-elect's meditation practice have come under scrutiny as diocesan bishops and standing committees are being asked to consent to the election.

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