We have been very excited to welcome the candidates for Bishop of Vermont during the Walkabout events this week. Well over 400 Vermont Episcopalians attended events in Springfield, Manchester, Burlington, and Newport to meet the candidates and hear them answer questions. The candidates have expressed their thanks for the warm welcome they have experienced everywhere and for the gifts, meals, and other hospitality they have received. Again and again we heard from those in attendance how excited they are about the slate of candidates and how hard it will be for those who are voting members of convention to make their decisions.
For those who couldn’t attend or would like to hear more from the candidates, videos from all four events are posted here: https://vimeo.com/album/5953189. We are very grateful to Maurice Harris for all of his hard work in making these videos available.
Eligible clergy and lay delegates will meet for the electing convention at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Burlington on Saturday, May 18. Details and links to watch a live video stream of the convention are available at https://diovermont.org/diocesan-convention/.
Looking ahead to June, we hope that you will join us for one of the two farewell events for Bishop Ely and Ann. Both events will begin with Evensong at 5:00 p.m. followed by a reception and brief program from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
- Sunday, June 2 (Northern Option): at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington
- Saturday, June 29 (Southern Option): at St. Michael’s Church, Brattleboro
If you have any questions, please contact the Transition Committee at TC@diovermont.org.