House of Bishops

Articles

March 23, 2004

After two and a half days of intensive conversation and prayer, the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops has released a plan for dealing with conflict between bishops and congregations entitled “Caring For All The Churches: A Response of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church to an...

August 6, 2003

In the wake of marathon debates over sexuality and Anglican order, the bishops still had energy to spend two hours dissecting the church’s Title III canons on ministry late Thursday afternoon.

By unanimous vote, the bishops adopted the omnibus resolution (A111) from the Standing...

August 6, 2003

Episcopal representation on the committee charged with presenting a slate of candidates for the election the next presiding bishop in 2006 includes two bishops suffragan, one of whom is the only female and only black bishop to serve on the committee.

In its final action during the...

August 6, 2003

Still reeling from the momentous decision to confirm the election of the Rev. Canon Gene Robinson, the House of Bishops spent most of Wednesday morning in conversation.

More than two dozen bishops asked to speak on the floor about the house’s decision Tuesday night to confirm Robinson,...

August 6, 2003

A day after confirming the election of an openly gay man as bishop, the House of Bishops on Wednesday agreed to a compromise and decided not to move forward with the development of same-sex blessing liturgies.

An amendment offered by Bishop Peter Lee of Virginia and approved by the house...

August 5, 2003

The House of Bishops took the first step Tuesday to remove the voting rights of resigned bishops.

Resolution B005 proposes a constitutional change that gives seat and voice to all bishops – but vote only to bishops with jurisdiction, coadjutors, suffragans, assistants and every bishop...

August 5, 2003

Report to the House of Bishops Rt. Rev. Gordon P. Scruton, Diocese of Western Massachusetts

August 5, 2003

A. Introduction

On Monday, August 4, 2003 the Bishop, the President of the Standing Committee and the Bishop-elect of the Diocese of New Hampshire asked the Presiding...

August 4, 2003

Expressing concern about the proposed dates of the 75th General Convention, the House of Bishops moved to table a resolution until Friday that would set the site in Columbus, Ohio. Several bishops said the proposed dates of June 12-19, 2006, would make it difficult for young people who are...

August 1, 2003

The issue of direct ordination to the priesthood died Friday on the floor of the House of Bishops.

The Ministry Committee presented the house with resolution C019 to gauge support of direct ordination. The resolution would have amended the canons to allow candidates for holy orders to be...

July 31, 2003

The House of Bishops added two new members to its ranks Thursday afternoon and upped the ante of the church’s commitment to ministry to diverse populations.

The house confirmed the elections of the Rev. George Councell as bishop-elect of the Diocese of New Jersey and the Rev. Joe Burnett...

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