Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will visit the Diocese of Central Florida March 3 through 5, at the invitation of Bishop Gregory Brewer, according to a release from the Episcopal Church’s Office of Public Affairs. She will meet with clergy of the diocese on March 5 from 10 a.m. through lunchtime, a meeting the bishop wishes all clergy to attend. It’s interesting to note that the bishop asks to be informed if any clergy wish to be excused “because of conscience.”
A newsletter from the diocese states:
Bishop [Gregory] Brewer expects all active priests to be in attendance at the conference and extends a cordial invitation to all deacons and retired clergy. If there are any who wish to be excused because of conscience, illness or some other weighty reason, they should contact Bishop Brewer in writing stating their reasons for not attending.
Questions at the meeting will be welcome as long as they are respectful of the Presiding Bishop (for her position and as a person). If you wish to offer a question in advance, you can direct it to Canon [Ernest] Bennett and questions will be shared with the Presiding Bishop before the meeting.