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Roundup: Bishops on This Week’s Protests

Episcopal and Anglican bishops from all over the world have weighed in on the Black Lives Matter protests taking place across the United States this week, as well as the use of St. John’s, Lafayette Square as a prop for a presidential photo. (See the Cafe’s previous coverage of the protests and reactions here, here, and here.) What follows is a collection of more statements from the past few days.

The Province III (covering dioceses in the mid-Atlantic) bishops write:

We […]

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The Rev. Deon Johnson

Missouri Bishop-Elect “to Lead with Hope and Vision”

In a recent interview with Marissanne Lewis-Thompson of the NPR affiliate in St. Louis, the Rev. Deon Johnson, bishop-elect for the Diocese of Missouri, discussed the diocese’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the plans for the beginning of his episcopacy.

Deon Johnson: In the midst of all of this, the highest priority are the people in our communities, making sure that they stay safe. So, one of the things that has come out of the bishop’s office here […]

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Bishop Barbara Harris Hospitalized

From the Diocese of Massachusetts:

Bishop Alan M. Gates issued the following message on March 7, 2020, to the diocesan community regarding Bishop Barbara C. Harris. 

Cards and notes may be sent to her in care of The Office of the Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, 138 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02111.

Dear Friends,

I write you this evening with an update about our beloved Barbara Harris.

Following several days of stability after surgery […]

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GAFCON Consecrates New Bishop for Its Work in New Zealand

Following the news this past May that the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans in New Zealand, a group affiliated with GAFCON, had elected the Rev. Jay Behan as its bishop, the group followed through by holding a consecration service for him at Centennial Chapel of St. Andrew’s School in Christchurch last weekend. The Rev. Bosco Peters, a priest in New Zealand, reported on his blog that,

The Archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ACANZP) and […]

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Bishop Happenings

Today seems to be a heavy news day as far as Anglican bishops are concerned. There are three articles of note:

First, from ACNS: Over 500 Bishops from 39 Anglican Provinces Register

Organisers of next year’s Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops have announced that 502 bishops and 382 spouses have so far registered for the decennial event, with the numbers rising each day. Registrations to date come from 39 of the Anglican Communion’s 45 member Provinces and Extra Provincial Churches. […]

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Lambeth 2020 Update

Planning for the next Lambeth Conference, to be held in 2020 at the University of Kent in Canterbury, is well under way. Dr. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, shared some of his thoughts about it in a new blog post over at ACNS. He writes,

As I travel around the Communion, it has been encouraging to see the level of excitement and enthusiasm growing about next year’s Lambeth Conference. The Conference team has now received […]

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Bishop Turnover: An Unusually High Rate?

The Café has covered its fair share of news about episcopal transitions this year. There have been so many, it seems like more than the “usual” number. Our friends at ENS have picked up on this, too. In an article they ran yesterday, they noted that just in the month of November, there were five dioceses engaged in some stage of transition. That number has already ticked upward slightly.

“The flurry of activity has continued into December, with Western […]

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Election Madness, Episcopal Style    

Last weekend saw the election of three new bishops, for Arizona, Kansas, and the Churches in Europe. This weekend, there will be two more. Colorado will elect a new diocesan on Saturday, following a process which saw the removal of one candidate from the final slate, pending a disciplinary investigation. (Our previous coverage is available here.)

The second election is notable because it is unusual. In arrangement designed to enhance mission opportunities in the Lake Erie region, the dioceses of Western […]

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