Friday, September 8, 2017

Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Richmond resigns

From Richmond-

The Rev. Wallace Adams-Riley, rector of historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Richmond, is stepping down from the post after nine years.

“And now the time has come for me to move into the next chapter of my life and ministry, and for St. Paul’s to do the same,” Adams-Riley wrote in a message posted Wednesday to the church’s Facebook page, titled: “With Gratitude, a Parting Message from Wallace.”

Adams-Riley said he tendered his resignation the night before and that the vestry — the church’s 14-member governing body — accepted it, effective at the end of the day on Sept. 15.

He invited readers to join “me and your St. Paul’s Church family” for his final Sunday at St. Paul’s at 10 a.m. Sunday for a worship service and a reception afterward in Scott Hall.

A phone message and emails sent to Adams-Riley on Thursday afternoon at the church were not immediately returned. Phone and email messages left for the Right Rev. Shannon S. Johnston, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, and a communications director for the diocese, also were not immediately returned.

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