The Episcopal Church in Connecticut, small in geography and large in number of parishes, is committed to participating in God's mission as we enter this new missional age. We are challenging ourselves to adopt and embrace new ways to understand our context and our work, as we listen to God in the scriptures and in the stories from each other and from our community. It has resulted in some significant changes in governance and structure as well as a freedom to "try on" new ways of doing and being.
History: The Episcopal Church in Connecticut is the oldest organized diocese in The Episcopal Church. It formally began with the consecration of the Rt. Rev. Samuel Seabury as Bishop of Connecticut on November 14, 1784 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Seabury was the first bishop for The Episcopal Church, as well. Bishop Seabury convened the first Convocation (Convention) the following year in Middletown, Connecticut.
[Episcopal News Service] For a church centered around the sacraments as “outward and visible” signs of God’s grace, the COVID-19 pandemic’s hampering of priests’ in-person ministry has posed new dilemmas.