Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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Bishop's Writings

Bishop's Address / Convention 86

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Welcome to the 86th Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Church in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Rochester!

Our thoughts and prayers are with every person who has been impacted by calamities across our country and the world. Thank you for your prayers and other acts of solidarity.

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God's Encouragement in Our Midst

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dear saints,

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A Busy August Welcomes In Autumn

Monday, September 18, 2017

Dear saints,

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Our Leader is a Good Shepherd

Monday, August 14, 2017


Dear friends,

I hope you and yours are enjoying our rather rainy summer. Please join me in rejoicing and thanking God for a successful launch of the first-ever College for Congregational Development sponsored by the Diocese of Rochester. This week-long intensive involved the engagement of eighteen congregational teams of clergy and lay leaders who met and marinated in learning-communities. If you pause a little and take just that information in you will realize that about half of our active diocesan clergy sat in learning communities with their lay leaders to engage in intense aspects of everything from personality characteristics, spiritual practice, change theories and many more important aspects of being church leaders in this changing world.

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