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The Rev. Hester Mathes delivers invocation for Memphis City Council meeting

On Tuesday, May 5, the Reverend Hester Mathes, Senior Associate Rector of Church of the Holy Communion (Memphis), gave the invocation at the Memphis City Council’s first online meeting. Rev. Hester’s invitation was a result of Church of the Holy Communion’s inaugural “Pray for Memphis” prayer service in January 2020….

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COVID-19 Update from Bishop Phoebe: May 7, 2020

Brothers and sisters, Governmental authorities have begun to relax restrictions on shelter in place orders. Lay leaders and clergy have requested guidance regarding the timeframe for reopening our church buildings. There are many things to consider in this decision. The health of those who live and work in West Tennessee…

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11 Lenten Practices to Consider This Year

By Emily Austin, Minister of Communication   Looking to introduce a new Lenten practice into your routine this year? Here are some ideas: 1. Attend a different worship service. Introducing a new-to-you worship into your routine can help you form new relationships at church and experience the liturgy in a…

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Minimum Clergy Package 2019

Please click the document to expand…Minimum Clergy Package 2019

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Announcement from Bishop Johnson and Canon Burruss

The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee A Letter from Canon Burruss December 5, 2017 Dear Friends in West Tennessee, Over the past few years, I have loved walking with you and your congregations as we have lived into the vision of our Bishop to create new ministries and find new…

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36th Annual Convention Wrap-up

At the 36th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee, new elected and appointed officers were named and commissioned. You can see all elected and appointed officials here. The Convention heard a report on works of ministry already underway at St. Columba, developing sustainable ministries including the West Tennessee Pollinator…

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Youth Ski Trip Announced

Click here for a registration form. Click here for Scholarship information.

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West Tennessee Pollinator Project

The West Tennessee Pollinator Project “Cultivating a Love for Creation and Transforming Outreach through the Development of Church Apiaries” The goal of the West Tennessee Pollinator Project is twofold: To help Episcopal congregations to cultivate a growing understanding of the theology of stewardship of creation by creating resources around beekeeping…

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A Message from Bishop Johnson and Dean Andrews

My friends, I encourage you to read Dean Andy Andrew’s thoughtful response to the tragedy of the act of terror perpetrated in Las Vegas on Sunday night.  I also would ask that as a Diocese, that our faith communities might consider how we can open our doors this week and in…

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Gracious Leadership Training 2017

On Saturday, November 4th, the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee will host a 3-hour course on Gracious Leadership to help teach valuable tools in leading and facilitating conversations in such a polarizing time.  As our society is becoming more divisive, it is critical for leaders to understand how to use…

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