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Diocese of Virginia to elect Bishop Provisional

This election will be the final act of our Annual Convention. The Bishop Provisional will be an experienced Bishop who will have the canonical authority of a Bishop Diocesan, and who will partner with us in a thorough diocesan review to enable us to prepare for a healthy call for our next Bishop Diocesan. – The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Virginia

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Bishop Johnston on diocesan house culture, his retirement

Of course, the other matter I raised in my first letter is that for many months now I have been considering the options for my retirement. I can now tell you that for personal reasons I shall resign and retire earlier than I had planned (which is another reason not to elect a second suffragan at this time). I have not yet determined precisely when that will be, but I am looking toward the summer of next year, 2019.

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Neo-Confederate rally proves the need for Intercultural Summit

“We remain hopeful that the rally will not be besieged by hate groups or violence, but we feel that a relevant church must always be prepared to go wherever God’s people are hurting,” said the Rt. Rev. Shannon Johnston, Bishop of Virginia. “Events like these make our Intercultural Summit all the more timely, relevant and needed.”

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Nigerian diocese severs ties with Liverpool following appointment of US Episcopal bishop

The Nigerian Diocese of Akure has severed ties with the Diocese of Liverpool in the Church of England over its appointment of the Rt Rev. Susan Goff, of Virginia, as an Honorary Assisting Bishop in Liverpool.

The three diocese came together early this century to recreate the “triangle” of the slave trade as a triangle of reconciliation. From the Episcopal Archives, 2001:

Liverpool, England, and Richmond, Va., both grew rich in the slave trade during the first 200 years after European trade […]

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Bishop Susan Goff receives historic appointment

Announced by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia:

A historic moment in the lives of the dioceses of Virginia and Liverpool occurred today at Shrine Mont Retreat Center when the Rt. Rev. Susan Goff [bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Virginia] was commissioned by Shannon S. Johnston, bishop of Virginia, and Paul Bayes, bishop of Liverpool, as Assisting Bishop of Liverpool. This exciting appointment, while noteworthy, is more than just in title. As one of her first roles as Assisting Bishop, Bishop […]

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