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The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe

Messages from Bishop Mark

A Word on Closures during COVID-19

Posted by The Rt. Rev. Mark D. W. Edington on

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,   Perhaps for the first time in our long history, not one of our churches in Europe will be open for worship this coming Sunday. It is not war that has caused this; it is a virus that is ravaging the planet, causing tremendous worry and great...

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Tags: health, lent, wellness, coronavirus

A Pastoral Letter

Posted by The Rt. Rev. Mark D. W. Edington on

My sisters and brothers in Christ,   The Third Sunday in Lent this year will be the first Sunday most of us will ever have known of not being able to join in worship with our community in our church.    The entire week just past has felt like running on a treadmill at...

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Tags: health, lent, wellness, coronavirus

First COVID-19 Statement

Posted by The Rt. Rev. Mark D. W. Edington on

Convocation Statement regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak... To the clergy and lay leadership of the Convocation,  The emergence of cases of COVID-19 (the “coronavirus”) in Europe, and recent deaths in northern Italy associated with the virus, should be a matter of...

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Tags: health, wellness, coronavirus

2019 Convention Address: Giving up the Exceptional

Posted by The Rt. Rev. Mark D. W. Edington on

Feast of St. James of JerusalemActs 15:19: “Therefore I have reached the decision that we should not trouble those...who are turning to God.” Even if this is supposed to be the bishop’s annual address to the Convention of the Convocation, it still says “sermon” in...

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Tags: status, budget, strategic plan, convocation, convention, financial support, taskforces

2019 Easter Message

Posted by The Rt. Rev. Mark D. W. Edington on

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,   There is a slightly odd disconnect between the solemnity of Good Friday and the riotously beautiful spring weather that has warmed the earth in these days of Triduum. I can’t count the number of times I have been told by new acquaintances...

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Tags: easter, joy, welcome, transition

Consecration Thank You

Posted by The Rt. Rev. Mark D. W. Edington on

To our friends across the Convocation, Judy and I are still in awe of the amazing events planned, organized, and carried off with such grace and joy by so many people during our weekend of celebrations and thanksgivings. You have all achieved the remarkable feat of bringing our sisters and...

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Tags: thanks, consecration

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