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Bishop Johnson Calls for the Ordination of his Successor in 2019

June 15, 2017 Dear Friends, I met with the Standing Committee of the Diocese today to inform them of my plan to continue, God willing, to serve as Bishop Diocesan of West Tennessee into 2019.  I have been in contact with the Presiding Bishop to ask him to set the…

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Constance Abbey & Cathedral Sprout New Possibilities

In February of 2017, the successful Diocesan aquaponics program was relocated to Constance Abbey, west of the Cathedral in Downtown Memphis.  Constance Abbey, a project launched through the Holy Currencies incubation class of 2016, is a gathering place, safe haven, and worship space for neighbors including many of Memphis’ under-housed…

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Working Toward a Sustainable Ministry

On, Saturday, April 15th, Ravenscroft Chapel, hosted their community Easter Egg Hunt as a part of developing missional ministries in the Brighton community.  A team from Ravenscroft Chapel has been participating in the spring Incubation of Holy Currencies Ministries offered by the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee and has begun…

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Bishop Johnson’s Easter Message 2017

At Easter, Love is Resurrected in Each of Us  Christ is the world’s true light, its Captain of salvation, The Day-star clear and bright of every man and nation; New life, new hope awakes, where’er men own his sway; Freedom her bondage breaks, and night is turned to day. In…

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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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Christmas and New Year’s Greetings from Bishop Johnson

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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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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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Post-Election Reflection

To the people of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee: As we look into the new world of post-election America, I am reminded of the words of the former Archbishop of Canterbury, William Temple. During World War II, the Archbishop sought to promote the values of Christians exercising their civic…

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