Episcopal Church in Connecticut News
Christmas Message, 2016
Report: Annual Convention 2016
Here's a summary of the 232nd Annual Convention of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut to learn what took place and as a support for those reporting on it
Episcopalians in Hartford for Annual Convention
Media release on Annual Convention. Presiding Bishop to preach on Sunday; resolutions on Saturday include one requesting parishes to declare themselves "gun-free zones."
Letter on the Presidential Election from the ECCT Bishops
A post-election letter to ECCT from its bishops.
St. Andrew's, New Haven to close December 4
Diminishing attendance, sizeable debt, and limited financial resources cited
Election Letter from the Bishops
Mission Council: New policies for Safe Church; financial update and 2017 Budget of Convention; grant approvals
Overview of September 10, 2016 Mission Council meeting actions
St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sandy Hook to close
The congregation of St. John's, Sandy Hook has made the difficult decision to close the church this fall.
A Message from Bishop Ahrens
June 4 Leadership Gathering and Executive Council
Statement on the shooting deaths in Orlando, Florida
A statement on the shootings in Orlando, and prayers.
Bishop Ahrens a candidate in bishop election, Diocese of Delaware
On May 6 the Bishop Search Committee of the Diocese of Delaware announced its slate of candidates and it include ECCT's Bishop Suffragan Laura J. Ahrens
A 231-year relationship between dioceses is celebrated
A 231 relationship between the Dioceses of Connecticut and of Aberdeen and Orkney (Scottish Episcopal Church) was celebrated and reaffirmed in February 2016 with the participation of the Very Rev. Dr. Emsley Nimmo and the Very Rev. Dr. Isaac Poobalan, both of the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney, in the Installation and Seating of the Very Rev. Miguelina Howell as Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, and Dean Nimmo's installation as Honorary Canon of the Cathedral
Report: Feb. 27 Leadership Gathering and Executive Council Meeting
Report (not official minutes) from Feb. 27 2016 Leadership Gathering and Executive Council. Official minutes come from Secretary of the Diocese the Rev. Sandra Cosman and will be submitted for approval at the June Leadership Gathering.
Cathedral's new dean to be installed Feb. 18
Last November, the Rev. Miguelina Howell, an Episcopal priest born and raised in the Dominican Republic, was elected the 10th dean of Christ Church Cathedral after serving as its Vicar for over a year. On February 18, 2016 starting at 6:30 p.m. she will be formally installed as dean. She is the Cathedral's first woman to be elected dean, and first Hispanic woman to be elected a cathedral dean in The Episcopal Church.
Bishops' Letter on the January 2016 Primates Meeting
ECCT Leadership Gathering & Executive Council Meet Dec. 5, 2015 to discuss TREC-CT next steps, conduct ECCT business
The quarterly ECCT Leadership Gathering was held Saturday, December 5, 2015 at The Commons in Meriden. Members of the Executive Council (and Missionary Society); Donations & Bequests; Commission on Ministry; and Standing Committee shared a common agenda focused on the content and implications of the recently adopted proposals for change in ECCT organization and governance structure, from TREC-CT, for the morning. After Eucharist and lunch, each group holds a regular business session. A review of actions taken in Executive Council follows.
Bishops' statement on San Bernadino shootings
Statement on mass shooting in San Bernadino and recommended litany for observing Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath 2015
Bishops' statement on Paris violence; our Muslim neighbors; and refugees
Bishops' statement on Nov. 13 Paris attacks
Annual Convention 2015 Report
Overview, election results, resolution status from the ECCT Annual Convention Nov. 13-14, 2015
Episcopal Church in Connecticut affirms critical importance of interfaith cooperation with sale of former church in Norwalk to Islamic Center
The Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) and the Al Madany Islamic Center of Norwalk affirmed the importance of interfaith cooperation today with the sale of a former church and house at 1 Union Park Street in Norwalk by the Episcopal Church in Connecticut to the Al Madany Islamic Center. Al Madany plans to use the buildings to house both a mosque and community center.
Late fee policy on loans to be implemented
An existing late fee policy will be implemented in 2016
Bishops Call for Prayers in the Wake of Charleston Church Shooting
Once again we have witnessed the horrific results of gun violence in our nation. Last night a, yet unidentified, gunman entered the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina and shot and killed nine innocent people. The fact that the man who did the shooting is white and all the victims were African-American leads us to assume that this is a hate crime motivated by racism. Such death and destruction is utterly sinful and must be decried in the strongest of terms.