• Emily Keniston

New bishop news in New England

The Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown, Bishop-elect of Vermont (left); and The Rev. Thomas James Brown, Bishop-elect of Maine (right)

The Episcopal Church in Vermont on May 18 elected on the first ballot the Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown, the interim rector of St. Thomas Church in Franklin, Ind., as its 11th bishop. Pending consent of a majority of Episcopal bishops with jurisdiction and a majority of diocesan standing committees, MacVean-Brown will be ordained and consecrated on Sept. 28 at Ira Allen Chapel in Burlington, to succeed the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely who has served as Vermont's bishop since 2001 and will retire in October.

The Reverend Thomas James Brown will be Ordained and Consecrated as the 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine on Saturday June 22nd. The service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State Street in Portland. Due to space and seating limitations, tickets are by invitation and are required to attend the service. An informal reception will follow on the lawn of the Cathedral. The service will be streamed on YouTube:

Primary YouTube Stream Saturday at 10:15 AM:(Service procession begins at 10:55 AM) View link: https://www.episcopalmaine.org/images/diocese/documents/2019/TJBOrderOfWorshipv1LegalFinalJune18SingleSpread.pdf. Back-up stream: (Only active if primary stream goes down) View link: https://vimeo.com/340201341

The Order of Worship is available here https://www.episcopalmaine.org/images/diocese/documents/2019/TJBOrderOfWorshipv1LegalFinalJune18SingleSpread.pdf


Sunday Worship Service at Ocean Park: View link: https://youtu.be/ROzsZ6hy37k

Back-up stream for Sunday Service: (only active if primary link is down):

View link: https://vimeo.com/342834181/d1e5af41cd

Download the Order of Worship here.


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Emily Keniston, MS. Ed.

Province I Coordinator

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