Phoebe Griswold


May 29, 2009

The Episcopal Church Foundation, celebrating its 60th anniversary on May 28 at a benefit dinner in New York, recognized two dynamic congregations and honored a leader who said she’s spurred into action when she asks, "What is missing?"

Foundation chair H.M. "Mac" McFarling presented the...

March 6, 2007

Editor’s note:  In advance of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women gathering, Associate Editor Nan Cobbey talked with these two church leaders about women’s work.

EPISCOPAL LIFE:  Phoebe, every year you bring more women here … You hear more stories. What have you learned...

October 31, 2006

Hours after her husband was elected presiding bishop in 1997, Phoebe Griswold spoke of needing to find new work as she assumed a new role. Now, reaching the end of her time as the church’s “first spouse,” she finds she cannot let go of this work – or that it won’t let go of her.


December 31, 2005

Cultural contexts continue to challenge women’s efforts to join equally in church leadership, Phoebe Griswold said after returning from meetings with women during a two-week trip to Asia.

“Traditionally, cultural values place women in a secondary role, especially, particularly, as that...

August 1, 2003

Phoebe Griswold has a deep concern for people who are suffering, a concern that has been with her most of her life.

Those attending the ECW Welcoming Dinner Wednesday were treated to a rare look at the life of the wife of Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold during an in-depth interview...

January 30, 2002

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold says his visit to the Church of Nigeria January 15-23 'exceeded any expectations I might have had' and called the trip 'an incredible gift' of insight into the challenges faced by Nigerian Anglicans.

Griswold, his wife Phoebe, and four Church Center staff...