Latest Announcements

Bishop Thompson Announces Retirement in November 2022

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Sisters and Brothers, I write to you in the 11th year of my consecration to the Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana to inform you of my intention to retire in November 2022.  You may wonder why I am stating this so far in...

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Click here to view the complete and detailed timeline approved by the Standing Committee.

April 29, 2021


Applications Open for Search and Transition Committees

The application process is now closed and the membership for the Search and Transition Committees has been announced.

May 22, 2021


Standing Committee Selects Members of the Search and Transition Committees

The Standing Committee has announced the membership of the Search and Transition Committees. Read the announcement here.

Summer/Fall 2021


Development of Diocesan Profile

Search Committee gathers information that will inform the Diocesan Profile. Accomplished through polling and listening events and other means as needed.


Listening Sessions

Locations and dates to be announced.


Bishop Search Survey

Link to the survey to be announced.

November 4-5, 2021


184th Annual Convention / Diocesan Profile Presented to Convention

The Search Committee will present the Diocesan Profile to Convention.

Week of November 7, 2021


Diocesan Profile Published / Applications Open

Diocesan Profile published and advertised. The Search Committee will begin accepting names. 

December 31, 2021


Search Closes

Search closes and no more names are accepted for consideration.

April 1, 2022


Slate Announced

Standing Committee announces slate and opens one week Petition Process.

April 25-30, 2022



Opportunity to meet and greet the candidates. More information to be announced.

May 14, 2022


Election of the 12th Bishop of Louisiana

More information about the Electing Convention at Christ Church Cathedral to be announced.

The 120-day Consent Process begins following the election.



Celebration of the Thompsons & Farewell Events

More information to be announced.

Tentative: November 19, 2022


Consecration of the 12th Bishop of Louisiana

More information to be announced.

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