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Bishop Transition

Photos from Farewell Events for Bishop Tom & Ann Ely

With the retirement of our tenth bishop drawing near, hundreds of well-wishers attended the farewell events for Bishop Tom and Ann Ely on June 2 and 29. Displayed here are just a handful of the many photos from the events taken by Paul Van de Graaf (the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington) and Maurice …

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Transition Committee Update & Farewell Event Reminder

Transition Committee Update The planning for the consecration is underway. The Transition Committee is working closely with the Bishop-elect, the Presiding Bishop’s Office, Bishop Ely and the Diocesan Ministry Support Team, and the Standing Committee to prepare for the consecration of the 11th Bishop of Vermont. Please save the date of Saturday, September 28. When …

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The Election of an Episcopal Bishop: The Consent Process

By the Rev. Thad Bennett One of the great things about being an Episcopal Church is that we are serious about being one denomination, being inclusive and following good process. Thus, after the election of a bishop, the Standing Committee is charged with obtaining consents to the election from a majority of Standing Committees of …

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A Greeting from Bishop-elect Shannon MacVean-Brown

Please view this video at https://vimeo.com/341024607. The video is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. A complete transcript is provided below. Contact communications@diovermont.org for additional assistance. Transcript Dear people of the Episcopal Church in Vermont, I cannot begin to adequately express how overjoyed I am that you have elected me to be your next bishop. I …

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Wrensong to Join Bishop Ely for June 11 Musical Service: Ely’s Last Official Visit to St. Barnabas as Bishop Diocesan

NORWICH, VT – On Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m., the vocal ensemble Wrensong will sing an Evensong at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Norwich, featuring music of the English Renaissance composed by Thomas Tomkins and William Byrd. Bishop Thomas C. Ely will preside at this service. Lester Gibbs, organist, will accompany hymns and will …

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A Letter from the President of the Standing Committee

Dear Friends in The Episcopal Church in Vermont, When we as a diocese gathered in convention to elect a bishop on May 18, we trusted in God’s guidance, held in the hand of Jesus, and guided by the leading of the Holy Spirit to hear the dream God has for us. When the results of …

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The Episcopal Church in Vermont Elects Shannon MacVean-Brown as 11th Bishop Diocesan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact:Maurice L. HarrisDiocesan Communications Ministermharris@diovermont.org(802) 451-0249 [Diocese of Vermont] The Episcopal Church in Vermont has today announced the election of the Rev. Dr. Shannon MacVean-Brown, Interim Rector at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Franklin, Ind., as its 11th bishop diocesan. MacVean-Brown was elected on the first ballot of the Special …

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Watch the Electing Convention Online!

This Saturday at 10:00 a.m. eligible clergy and lay delegates will meet to pray together and elect the 11th Bishop of The Episcopal Church in Vermont. This special Electing Convention will be streamed live from the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington. The morning segment will begin airing at 10:00 a.m. with Eucharist and will …

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Update from the Transition Committee: Walkabout Videos, Electing Convention, and Farewell Events

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 …

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