News from the Diocese

The Episcopal Church in Vermont is called to share in God's loving, liberating, life-giving mission

We gather as communities of faith for worship, formation, shared fellowship and support. We gather to meet Jesus in Word and Sacrament, to know Jesus more deeply and fully. And we are sent into the day-to-day living of our lives as followers of Jesus with the opportunity of joining ourselves more fully to the loving, liberating and life-giving mission of God already underway in the world

A Message from Bishop Shannon

As you are likely aware, this evening Governor Scott issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in Vermont. While the news from government and public health authorities seems to be in a constant state of change, it has become clear that as Christians, we have a responsibility to do anything we can to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the most vulnerable among us.

 

At this point, the primary means of slowing transmission is to practice social distancing and avoid gatherings. For this reason, I am urging all parish clergy to cancel public in-person worship until further notice. I also ask that you suspend all in-person meetings and events until further notice, and that you make a special effort to reach members of your congregation who are not online with this news before Sunday morning.

Read her full text here.

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