Diocese of Western Kansas

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May 6, 2018

The Rev. Mark Cowell

[Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of Western Kansas elected the Rev. Mark Cowell on May 5 to be its sixth bishop.

Cowell, a lawyer who once prosecuted gang members in Dodge City, is the vicar of Sts. Mary and Martha of Bethany in...

July 17, 2017

Republican Rep. Lonnie Clark, left, and Democratic Rep. Brandon Whipple are thought to be the only Episcopalians in the Kansas Legislature. Photo: Melodie Woerman/Diocese of Kansas

[Episcopal News Service] Kansas state Reps. Brandon Whipple and Lonnie Clark would seem at first glance...

June 21, 2016

[Episcopal Diocese of Kansas] Episcopal Diocese of Kansas Bishop Dean Wolfe and Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas Bishop Michael Milliken June 20 issued a pastoral directive banning firearms from Episcopal churches in the state, effective Aug. 1, unless they are carried by designated law...

February 21, 2011

The formal seating of the Rt. Rev. Michael Pierce Milliken on Feb. 20 at Christ Episcopal Cathedral in Salina as fifth bishop of theDiocese of Western Kansas concluded a weekend of festivities that made history.

Milliken, who was consecrated a day earlier at the First Presbyterian Church...

January 3, 2011

The office of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori announced Jan. 4 that bishops-elect in the dioceses of Springfield and Western Kansas have successfully completed the Episcopal Church's canonically required consent process.

The Rev. Michael Pierce Milliken is scheduled to be...

August 20, 2010

The Rev. Michael Pierce Milliken was elected Aug. 21 as the fifth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church.

Milliken, 63, rector of Grace Episcopal Church...

September 6, 2007

September 1 was a historic day in the life of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas. The crowd quieted as the wail of the bagpipes echoed off the 100-year-old limestone walls of Christ Episcopal Cathedral in Salina, Kansas, and Bishop James M. Adams began the diaconal ordination liturgy....

June 21, 2007

Note: Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori visited the Diocese of Western Kansas June 17-20. This is a chronicle of her visit.

A photo gallery is available here.

The June trip was a first for Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, a first for the Diocese of Western...

May 9, 2006

The Rt. Rev. William (Bill) Davidson, retired bishop of the Diocese of Western Kansas, died May 8 in Loveland, Colorado. He was 86.

Davidson was born in Miles City, Montana, on July 20, 1919. He graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in 1940 and taught...