Attached to this letter are two prayers for the Diocese as it enters into this season of discernment and search for a new bishop. The first prayer was written specifically for the leadership of this diocese and the second taken from the 2019 Book of Common Prayer.
I have reviewed these prayers with the Standing Committee and it is their hope, and mine, that you would use them in your personal devotions and also during the public prayers of your congregation in whatever way you are able to gather for worship.
The Standing Committee is pleased to announce that Ms. Sarah Kwolek has been appointed as the new Director of Administration for the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh. Sarah was previously the Director of Stewardship and Partnership. Sarah has held numerous development and administrative roles in the corporate and non-profit sector and has volunteered throughout her life in the administration of various congregations. She exhibits a deep commitment to collaborating with partners across the diocese to further its mission and accomplish its work.
"Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy.” (Matthew 5:7)
As we watch and pray over the disturbing events in our Nation’s Capital, and the struggles between powerful elites and special interest groups, we can be distracted from the day to day reality of most Americans as they face into the growing pandemic and its many challenges - especially those who are powerless and who live with special needs. It is a world with which we became much more familiar on August 6, 1982.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
It is a great privilege to be able to serve with you during this interim season and Angela, Rachel and I are very much looking forward to being with you physically once restrictions on travel and meetings abate. I did, however, enjoy meeting many of you through the clergy Zoom calls before Christmas and I plan to hold another series of calls in the coming weeks. In the meantime, I want to use these letters to introduce myself a little more.
The 155th Convention of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh has adjourned. Below are some highlights and updates on the proceedings.
Convention has adjourned, but you are still welcome to watch today's resumed session and the previous Nov. 7 session on our YouTube channel.
The Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh announces Archbishop Foley Beach has appointed The Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns as our new Interim Bishop following the resignation of Bishop Hobby. Archbishop Beach made the announcement during a video address to the 155th Diocesan Convention on Saturday, November 7. Interim Bishop Minns also made a video introduction to the convention deputies at that time.
Dear Members of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh,
I write to provide you more information regarding the process that led to the Standing Committee’s request, under their canonical authority, that Bishop Hobby resign.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We are writing to let you know that we asked for, and on Thursday received, a letter of resignation from Bishop Hobby. This resignation comes after a careful review and assessment of his handling of a serious pastoral matter.
By Dolores Oliver, Fifth Friday Conversation Coordinator