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New Missioner in South Carolina

New Missioner in South Carolina

The Rev. William Coyne (CREDIT: TECSC)

From the Episcopal Church in South Carolina:

“Bishop Skip Adams has appointed the Rev. William Coyne as the new Missioner for Returning Congregations for The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, a new diocesan staff position created to assist parishes and missions that are returning to The Episcopal Church.

“This new ministry is a way for our diocese to manifest good care of God?s people, live out our Diocesan Vision,and always seek the goals of reconciliation and unity in Christ during this important time of transition,” Bishop Adams said.

“As Missioner, Fr. Coyne will report directly to the Bishop, while developing teams and support systems around the diocese for the successful return of churches to The Episcopal Church in South Carolina (TECSC), which is the diocese of The Episcopal Church in eastern South Carolina.

The full text of the release, including a message from the new missioner, can be read on the TECSC website.

This appointment follows on the Supreme Court’s declining to grant a certiorari to the breakaway diocese in the ongoing litigation surrounding church properties (the Cafe’s prior coverage may be found here).


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Wayne Helmly

I served in parish ministry with Fr. Coyne for several years. He is perfect for this appointment.

Kudos to Bishop Adams.

Bonny Collins

Fr. Coyne has served as Priest- In -Charge since August 2017 at The East Cooper Episcopal Church, a Mission Church in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Our Mission Council and Congregation feel blessed for his Ministry and look forward to serving with him doing God’s work during this Transition Period for The Episcopal Church in South Carolina.

Thank you Bishop Skip for selecting Fr. Bill, our Priest-In-Charge, for the Position of Missioner For Returning Congregations, and for allowing him to continue his Ministry with The East Cooper Episcopal Church during the transition process. We, as The East Cooper Episcopal Church Mission Council, are praying daily and will give our full hearted support to Fr. Bill, as he assumes this role to assist you in leading our Diocese toward a peaceful reconciliation and transition.

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