The Rev. Kevin S. Brown Elected 11th Bishop of Delaware
Former West Tennesseean, the Rev. Kevin S. Brown of Charlotte, N.C., has been elected as the 11th diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Delaware. Brown, currently rector of the Church of the Holy Comforter in Charlotte, was sent to The General Theological Seminary in New York and then to Grace Church in Paris, Tennessee by Bishop Don E. Johnson in 2007.  He served at Grace Church for 3 years. Brown will be ordained and consecrated on December 9, 2017 by the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Delaware State University in Dover will be the site of the service.

Bishop Johnson, remembering Brown says: "Kevin, Caroline, Emily and Margaret will continue in the path they have been taking since I had the honor of ordaining Kevin in West Tennessee.   This is a creative, faithful and caring family. These gifts are brought to everything they do. So, Kevin’s new call as bishop will undoubtedly reflect these gifts.  The people of Delaware have made a very good choice."

For more information, visit the Diocese of Delaware website,

Saints Departed
The Rev. Reynolds S. Cheney

May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace, and may light perpetual shine upon them.

Please notify John Burruss when there is a death in your parish family.

Clergy of West Tennessee:
Clergy Retreat, Aug. 21-22 at St. Columba

Click HERE to register!

To See a Full List of Diocesan Events:
please click here to visit the Calendar online.

2017 Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
Click here to download the 2016 Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Bishop's Visitations
Click here to download Bishop Johnson's 2016/2017 Visitation Schedule.

Submit Content for The Diocesan Calendar
Click here to visit the calendar page of the diocesan website and click the "Add Event" button to submit your event (below the calendar). Please allow a few days for your event to be posted to the site. Not all content will be re-posted in The Diocesan Communicator.
To send a submission for the next issue, please contact The Rev. Canon John Burruss.


Calvary Episcopal Church Turns 185

Calvary was founded Aug. 6, 1832. Come celebrate Founders' Day with cake and punch in the Great Hall following the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017! Happy 185th birthday, Calvary!

New Associate Rector at Holy Apostles

The Rev. Clay Calhoun joined Church of the Holy Apostles as Associate to the Rector on July 1. Calhoun and his family, originally from Kansas, moved to the area from Sewanee, Tennessee where he received a Masters of Divinity at the School of Theology at Sewanee, The University of the South.

St. Clare Silent Retreat
This Fall

One weekend each year, just as the trees begin to turn from green to gold, we gather in a lovely lodge nestled in nature’s sanctuary to more fully experience the blessings of silence. It is there in those sacred woods that silence invites us to be led deeper into the awareness of God’s presence in our lives.

St. Clare Silent Retreat Weekend for Women and The Rev. Mimsy Jones are pleased to announce that our annual retreat will be led by Connie Cruthirds.

Connie is a writer, master certified life coach, and compassionate observer of self and others.  Silence is her go to place to listen for what she believes is always there waiting to help us find our way through this wild world.

We invite you to join us for this very special weekend October 20-22, 2017 at St. Columba Conference and Retreat Center in Memphis, Tennessee. The cost for the full weekend, Friday 5 pm thru Sunday 12 pm, includes a private room with shared bath, all meals, full access to St Columba’s beautiful property and all sessions with Connie is $260.  A commuter option is available for $150.  If you have questions, please email or call 901-335-4001.
Registration will begin on August 7 on St. Columba’s web site: https://

House of Deputies Committee on State of the Church
Issues Surveys on Pension Plan, Social Justice

Follow this LINK to read the article from the Public Affairs Office of The Episcopal Church.

The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee
Says Goodbye to
The Rev. Lisa McIndoo

(Diocesan Staff pictured from left to right:  The Rev. Canon Chip Davis, The Rt. Rev. Don Johnson, The Rev. Lisa McIndoo, Carol Zinkewicz, Elisabeth Gassler. Not pictured:  The Rev. Canon John Burruss. )

Diocesan staff member, Lisa McIndoo, has accepted a call as rector of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Mountain View, California. She and her family leave on the 2,400 mile journey at the end this month.  

Diocesan Office Summer Hours
The office of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee will close on Fridays at noon beginning June 2 and ending after the Labor Day weekend.  Call Canon Chip Davis @ 901-937-4782 in the case of an emergency.







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