Diocese of Southwest Florida

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December 8, 2006

The Rev. Dabney Smith was elected on the first ballot December 9 as the bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida.

Smith, 53, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, New Orleans, was elected out of a field of six nominees at St. Peter's Cathedral in downtown St....

December 4, 2006

The slate of candidates for the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida's bishop coadjutor became smaller by one December 4 when the Rev. Robert Dannals withdrew his name from consideration.

In a letter to Karen Patterson, president of the diocese's Standing Committee, Dannals said he and...

November 15, 2006

Four diocesan priests have been added by petition to the slate of nominees for bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Southwest Florida, its Standing Committee announced November 15.

Meeting at the diocesan office in Sarasota, the committee announced that four nominees have completed the...

October 30, 2006

The nominating committee in the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida has chosen three men as nominees for bishop coadjutor.

The election of the coadjutor, who will become the fifth bishop when Bishop John Lipscomb, 56, retires in 2009, will take place December 9 at St. Peter's...

October 19, 2004

Understanding report will take time

Dear Friends in Christ,

On October 18 the long anticipated report of the Lambeth Commission chaired by Archbishop Robin Eames of Armagh will be released. Over these past few weeks many people have asked me what will happen. I hope that the...

October 18, 2004

Bishop John Lipscomb of Southwest Florida announced at Diocesan Convention Oct. 9 he plans to retire by May 2009 and called for the election of his successor by January 2006.

Convention delegates also extended for another year the option for congregations still upset by actions of the...

August 13, 2004

As Hurricane Charley continued to churn north toward Southwest Florida, churches along the coast were busy preparing to bug out.

The projected track of the hurricane is expected to affect the entire length of the diocese, which stretches from Brooksville, in Hernando County, south to...

July 2, 2004

It seems something positive is coming out of all the recent controversies in the Church: people are finally interested in running for office at a diocesan convention. Conservatives and progressives who have been organizing support groups within the Diocese of Southwest Florida have helped...

November 18, 2003

In a little over two hours Saturday afternoon, nearly 300 clergy and lay delegates of the Diocese of Southwest Florida hammered out a plan that will allow congregations -- or even individual parishioners -- to decide if they wish to give financial support to the Episcopal Church USA in 2004....

November 11, 2003

Diocesan convention delegates will gather in Bradenton Nov. 15 to discuss their place in the future of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. One of the first topics of discussion is expected to be two versions of a resolution that would allow congregations to protest recent actions...

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