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2017-2018 Holy Currencies Incubation

Does your congregation have an idea for a new ministry that supports community development and engagement but you don’t know how to get started?  Apply to be part of the diocese’s Congregational Engagement Holy Currencies Incubation program.  If your application is accepted, we will help you incubate your idea and move…

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Letter from the Standing Committee, July 6 2017

The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee A Letter from the Standing Committee The Search for the Fourth Bishop of the Diocese of West Tennessee Recommendations Sought for Search & Transition Committees The Standing Committee is charged with oversight and responsibility for the process leading to the election of a bishop. One of the first and…

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Letter from the Standing Committee, June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Standing Committee of The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee met with Bishop Johnson on June 15, at which time he informed us of his intention to resign as Bishop in 2019. The Rt. Rev. Clay Matthews and his soon-to-be successor,…

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The Diocesan Communicator: March 17, 2017

Recovering Spirituality: A Recovery Book Discussion Hosted by the West Tennessee Episcopal Addiction and Recovery Commission April 20 and 27, 6:30-7:45 PM Church of the Holy Communion Upstairs in the Carrick Room 4645 Walnut Grove Rd; Memphis, TN 38117 Looking for a Lenten discipline? Pick up a copy of Recovering Spirituality:…

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Holy Week Services in West TN

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES – APRIL 13–16, 2017 St. Mary’s Cathedral, Memphis (www.stmarysmemphis.org) •Palm Sunday, April 9, 8 and 11 am & Passover Seder, 9:45am, Martyrs Hall •Wednesday in Holy Week, April 12, 8 am •Maundy Thursday, April 13, 6:30 pm •Good Friday, April 14,  12 n •Holy Saturday,…

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The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee’s 35th Annual Convention Wrap-up

The Annual Diocesan Convention adopted the Revised Constitution (second reading) and the completely revised Canons of the Diocese (the process began Jan. 4, 2012).  We had one amendment to the Constitution so we adopted the new revision on the second reading and introduced the first reading of the amendment.  We’ll be…

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2016 Diocesan Convention

35TH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE DIOCESE OF WEST TENNESSEE Bishop Johnson’s address, 2016. Convention address from The Episcopal Diocese of West TN on Vimeo. The resolutions of the 35th Annual Convention will be posted here very soon. The material below was posted prior to convention: The principal work of Convention will be the adopting…

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2017 Holy Currencies Incubator Announced

Does your congregation have an idea for a missional ministry and you are looking for support incubating that ministry?  Or are you looking for a creative group of people to generate new ideas for sustainable and missional ministries?  As a part of the Holy Currencies initiative launched in 2015, the…

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Finding Hope at St. Jude

In the almost three decades as a chaplain at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Episcopal deacon Brent Powell has not only seen a lot of changes, but been part of the changes himself.  With years of experience with thousands of parents of patients, he knew that their input was valuable…

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Special Friends Fellowship Club

A  diocesan group comprised of All Saints, Calvary, Grace St. Luke’s, Church of the Holy Communion, and St. Andrews Collierville  joined together in early 2016 with a vision to create a ministry for those in our city with Special Needs.  After several months of meetings, this group decided to create…

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