Saturday, May 7, 2016

Parish of the Epiphany rector is candidate for West North Carolina bishop

From Massachusetts-

Rev. Thomas Brown, rector of Winchester’s Parish of the Epiphany, is a nominee for Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina, it was confirmed Friday, May 6.

Brown, who has been at Parish of the Epiphany since 2009, is one of four candidates being considered for the position. The current bishop, Porter Taylor, is retiring after 11 years heading the church.

According to their website, the Diocese of Western North Carolina started out as a missionary district in 1842. Today, it has 15,000 members, 62 parishes, and eight chapels/preaching stations. The diocese is made up of many small parishes, "centered around the mountains...and extends into the foothills and Piedmont," according to the website, which describes the area as "pristine wilderness."

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