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The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori (center), Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, preached at the Province IV Synod Eucharist and gave an address at the opening plenary session. She is pictured here with Angela Daniel (right) PIV President, and Jimmy Haden, Vice President for Hospitality at Kanuga, who hosted a lakeside reception in the Presiding Bishop’s honor.

Here is the Presiding Bishop's sermon at the Synod Eucharist June 3.

Here is the Presiding Bishop's address to the Synod on June 4.

Record turnout at Synod 2015

The Province IV Synod, meeting June 3-5 at Kanuga Conference Center, near Hendersonville, N.C., drew a record turnout of some 270 deputies and guests from the province’s 20 dioceses and elsewhere in The Episcopal Church. Among the many presentations, including preparations for General Convention (June 25-July 3 in Salt Lake City), the Synod passed three resolutions:
• A resolution endorsing Memorial 2015
• A resolution defining the purpose of Provinces
• A resolution condemning violence and persecution of people of faith.

Spring edition of Fourth Watch available

The spring edition of Province IV's newsletter, "Fourth Watch," has been published online and is available for download  HERE. 

Two of the four nominees for Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church hail from Province IV. Here are The Rt. Rev. Dabney T. Smith, bishop of the Diocese of Southwest Florida; and The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, pictured at the Province IV Synod, June 3-5 at Kanuga. The new Presiding Bishop will be elected June 27 at the church’s General Convention, meeting in Salt Lake City.

Rev. James Russell Kendrick

Diocese of Central Gulf Coast elects bishop

The Rev. James Russell Kendrick, rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Birmingham Ala., was elected Feb. 21 as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. Pending the required consents from a majority of bishop with jurisdiction and standing committees of The Episcopal Church, Kendrick, 54, will succeed the Rt. Rev. Phillip Duncan II, who is retiring. The consecration is planned for July 25. Here is the full story

ERD's 75th anniversary campaign

In celebration of Episcopal Relieve & Development's 75th Anniversary this year, the Episcopal Church's House of Deputies is conducting a campaign across the church to raise $75,000 as part of a $7.5 million campaign to continue the organization's life-saving work. Each deputy to General Convention (June 23-July3) is being asked to donate $100; the campaign will continue through General Convention. Jack Tull (Diocese of Florida) is co-chair of the campaign's Steering Committee. Learn more about the effort here:


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  • 2013 Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage
    July 31, 2013  |  The 2013 Annual Pilgrimage for Jonathan Daniels and All Alabama Marytrs will take place,leaving from the Courthouse Square, Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 11am.
  • PIV priest named as dean, president of GTS
    May 1, 2013  |  The Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle has been nominated to be the next Dean and President of The General Theological Seminary in New York City. Approved by the Executive Committee of the seminary’s Board of Trustees, Dunkle’s nomination was presented to the Trustees on Friday, February 1, 2013. The Trustees will formally vote on the nomination at the next Board meeting in May 2013. Since 2006, Dunkle has been serving as rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Orange Park, Fla., a parish that has experienced significant growth under his leadership.
  • Former PIV Veep to be PA Provisional Bishop
    March 1, 2013  |  The Right Rev. Clifton Daniel, III, has tendered his resignation as diocesan bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina in order to accept a call and election as Bishop Provisional of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. Bp. Daniel is expected to begin his new work in early March. His resignation in East Carolina is effective Feb. 28.
  • Diocese of Lexington chooses new bishop
    August 18, 2012  |  The Very Rev. Dr. Douglas Hahn was elected as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington Aug. 18, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church. Hahn, rector of St. Thomas Church, Columbus, Ga., was elected on the second ballot out of a field of six nominees.
  • Jonathan Daniels and All Marytrs Pilgrimage
    August 11, 2012  |  The 2012 Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage took place in Hayneville, Alabama, today Aug. 11. Some 200 people from across Alabama and beyond participated in the procession which was followed by a worship service.
  • Diocese of Atlanta elects new bishop
    June 2, 2012  |  The Diocese of Atlanta elected its 10th bishop, and first African American leader, on Saturday: The Very Rev. Robert C. “Rob” Wright, 48, rector of St. Paul's Church in Atlanta for the past 10 years.
  • UMCOR to join ERD's "NetsforLife"
    May 24, 2012  |  UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) will join Episcopal Relief & Development’s (ERD) NetsforLife® Program Partnership to prevent and control malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Diocese of Alabama/Central Gulf Coast Parishes Partner to Aid Cullman
    May 6, 2011  |  When parishioners at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Brewton, AL, in the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, learned of the tornado destruction in North Alabama, they quickly called to check on one of their former parishioner -- now a priest in Trussville.
  • ProvinceIV New Young Adult Network
    March 10, 2011  |  his past November the Province IV Executive Committee approved the forming of a young adult network to help promote young adult ministries in our Province IV dioceses and to help support the efforts of those dioceses and parishes engaging in this ministry.

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