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The Diocese of Vermont includes 42 congregations and more than 5,000 Episcopalians across the Green Mountain state. Led by Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown, we draw our inspiration from the story of the apostle Peter, who stepped out of his boat and followed Jesus into the midst of a storm. Together we are putting our trust in God and finding new ways to serve, worship, and care for creation. Join us.

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From the Bishop

Daily Prayer with the Green Mountain Online Abbey

I didn’t expect to start a congregation at the outset of the pandemic. But in an emergency situation, you gather and you pray together. Since March 2020, that’s what we have been doing in a community we now call the Green Mountain Online Abbey. Join us for prayer at 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8:00 p.m. Sunday.

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Changing the Stories We Tell Ourselves: From Bishop Shannon

Dear People of God in the Diocese of Vermont, I have been grieving ever since Sunday morning, when we heard the horrific news that Hisham Awartani, Kinnan Abdalhamid and Tahseen Ali Ahmad—three young Palestinian college students—were shot in Burlington on Saturday night while they were out for a walk. I grieve the hatred that fueled

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Convention Creates Executive Council, Increases Support to Parish Leaders

The diocese passed a balanced $1.47 million budget, adjusted the composition of a key governing body and signaled its desire to remain in relationship with other members of the Anglican Communion, even those who hold punitive attitudes toward queer people, during the business session of its annual convention held November 9 on Zoom. The diocese

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Mission Leadership Review Finds Successes and Challenges

The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, former president of the House of Deputies, presented a Mission Leadership Review of the first four years of Bishop Shannon’s tenure at the business session of Diocesan Convention conducted over Zoom on November 9. The review identified Bishop Shannon’s successful efforts to restructure the governance, mission, and finances of the

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