Diocese of San Joaquin


June 10, 2013

Episcopalians resume services June 9 at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Turlock, California. Photo: Al Galicia

[Episcopal News Service] With the rap of his crosier on the church door and a trumpet fanfare, San Joaquin Bishop Chet Talton on June 9 formally...

June 9, 2013

The Rev. Gay Jennings, president of the House of Deputies and Executive Council vice chair, and the Rev. Terry Star, deacon and council member from North Dakota, lead council in its June 9 bilingual celebration of Holy Eucharist. Photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg, Episcopal News Service


March 6, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Chester Lovelle Talton was formally seated March 5 as provisional bishop of the Modesto-based Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin at Holy Family Church in Fresno, California.

Earlier in the day, delegates to a special convention had approved a resolution affirming Talton as the...

January 18, 2011

The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin has nominated the Rt. Rev. Chester Lovelle Talton, retired suffragan of Los Angeles, for provisional bishop, according to a Jan. 19 statement posted on the diocesan website.

If elected at a special convention, scheduled for...

November 29, 2010

Episcopalians in the renewing dioceses of San Joaquin, Quincy, Pittsburgh and Fort Worth say the challenges of living through church divisions have also led them to new life, increased mission and outreach, deepened community and an empowered laity.

Initially, property, financial and...

May 5, 2010

CREDO Institute and the Church Pension Group will launch a series of conferences in May in the four reorganizing Episcopal Church dioceses of Pittsburgh, San Joaquin, Quincy, and Fort Worth.

The first two-day "Strength for the Journey" conference will be held in Pittsburgh May 21-22....

August 28, 2009

Representatives for the breakaway Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin have asked a California appellate court to review a July lower court decision affirming Bishop Jerry Lamb as the leader of the Episcopal Church in the Central California Valley diocese. Bishop Jerry Lamb of the Episcopal Diocese...

July 25, 2009

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori issued a statement concerning the Superior Court ruling in Fresno County, California.

The full text of the Presiding Bishop's statement follows.



The Presiding Bishop's Office announced that on July 21, 2009, the...

July 24, 2009

The following is a statement from the office of Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori concerning the Superior Court ruling in Fresno County, California.


The Presiding Bishop's Office announced that on July 21, 2009, the Superior Court of...

June 28, 2009

Tears, cheers, joy, applause and an "all-new spirit" filled the packed Church of the Saviour in Hanford, California, June 27 as the Rev. Suzanne Lynn Ward became the first woman ordained a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin.

"This, my brothers and sisters, is a big deal day...