House of Bishops

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March 25, 2004

Conservative and traditionalist reactions to the House of Bishops’ Camp Allen plan for delegated episcopal pastoral oversight of dissenting congregations range from a promise to live within its spirit to a declaration that “the plan is inadequate and should be ignored.”

Bishops Robert...

March 24, 2004

The bishops of the Episcopal Church, meeting March 19-25 in Camp Allen, Texas, have pledged to work together "with generosity of spirit in order that the church might live the fullness of the gospel for the sake of the world."

In a communiqué released at the culmination of their annual...

March 23, 2004

[ENS] In response to the different points of view that exist in the dioceses and congregations of the Episcopal Church concerning issues of human sexuality, the House of Bishops, meeting March 19-25 in Camp Allen, Texas, have issued a document entitled “Caring for all the Churches.” The full...

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...

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