Bishop Search News

Gifts For Bishop-Elect Duckworth Update (August 1)

The Gifts Committee of the Diocesan Transition process announces the solicitation of funds to help purchase the vestments and other Episcopal symbols for the new bishop. Canon Shannon Duckworth will need vestments and other signs and symbols of the Office of Bishop to...

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Bishop Gift Committee Update

Work is coming along nicely for the Bishop’s Gifts Committee.  Prices and commitments for the gifts have been coming in and the Committee is about to begin soliciting from individuals, institutions, and congregations.  The first group of solicitations should...

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Gifts for the Bishop-elect

The Transition Committee for the twelfth Bishop of Louisiana has announced the formation of a Gifts Committee to facilitate gifting for Bishop-Elect Shannon Duckworth.  The Committee is Ms. Pat Brown, Rev. Canon Ronald Clingenpeel, and Ms. Rebecca Sadler.  They...

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Videos From the Walkabout Sessions Are Now Available

April 29, 2022 Dear Faithful People of the Diocese, The videos from the two Q&A sessions from the Walkabout are now available for viewing. Please click the link below.The election for the 12th Bishop of Louisiana will be held on May 14, 2022. Find out more about...

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Candidate Videos and Revised Walkabout Schedule

Dear Faithful People of the Diocese, Blessings to you as we make our way through Holy Week and enter the joy of celebrating the Resurrection. We are pleased to share with you videos submitted by the two candidates for the 12th Bishop of Louisiana. More information can...

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Announcement Following the Conclusion of the Petition Process

Dear Faithful People of the Diocese of Louisiana, Our Petition Process concluded on Friday, April 8, and no additional applications for bishop were received. The Standing Committee is therefore pleased to announce that our slate for bishop is complete and includes the...

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Call to the Special Meeting of Convention to Elect a Bishop

Dear Clergy and Lay Delegates, You are being called to gather on May 14 at Christ Church Cathedral for the purpose of electing the next bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana. This is the final step in the diocesan-wide discernment process that has occurred over the last...

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History of the Bishops in Our Diocese

Our diocese traces its roots to 1803 when 45 Protestants voted to form a new congregation (what is now Christ Church Cathedral) and the vast majority of parishioners voted Episcopal over Presbyterian and Methodist. It would take until 1838 for the Diocese of Louisiana...

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From the Transition Committee

Hello from your Transition Committee! We are one of the three bodies tasked with finding, electing and installing the XII Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana. The Search and Nominating Committee will wrap up their work at the end of March by presenting their nominees...

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February 3 Update from the Search Committee

Bishop Thompson, the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana announced in March last year that he is retiring in November 2022. The Diocese includes the two largest metro areas in Louisiana, New Orleans and Baton Rouge, along with smaller churches from Innis to...

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Diocesan Profile Published, Now Accepting Nominations

Download the full Diocesan Profile Welcome Letter Who We Are The Bishop We Seek Nomination Forms The Bishop Search Committee is pleased to announce the Diocesan Profile has been published and requests nominations for the election of the 12th bishop of Louisiana. The...

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Listening Session Revised Schedule

Dear Brothers and Sisters of our Diocese, The Bishop Search Committee wants input from everyone in the diocese. Our online survey will only be available until September 19. We urge each of you to take the survey and make your opinions known. The survey is available at...

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Update on Listening Sessions

Dear Brothers and Sisters of our Diocese, Because of Hurricane Ida, the Search Committee has canceled this Saturday's Listening Session and has also, for the immediate future, placed all in-person Listening Sessions on hold. Yours in Christ,The Rev. Rob Courtney and...

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Revised Listening Session Schedule

Based on the possibility of a hurricane landfall, the Bishop Search Committee, out of an abundance of caution, has revised the schedule of the remaining Listening Sessions. The new schedule is as follows: MandevilleSt Michael's - September 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm...

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Upcoming Survey and Listening Group Sessions

The Search & Nominating Committee for the next Bishop of Louisiana wants to hear from you! Our diocesan profile needs to articulate who we are as a diocese and where God is calling us to go. We will share this profile with the wider Church and prospective bishop...

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Bishop Search Committee July Update

The Search Committee (seven clergy and eight laity) began its work with an organizational meeting on July 10. Our search consultant, Rev. Dr. Diane Vie, reviewed the overall search process. We spent time talking about how the role of the bishop is not a job but rather...

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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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