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June 29, 2019 | by California Bishops

“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” Matthew 18:5 We, the bishops of the Episcopal Church in California, write to express our opposition to the inhumane conditions in which our government is holding migrant children. Our commitment to our Christian faith compels us to speak out for justice and care for the […]

June 20, 2019 | by admin_user

The Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook was ordained and consecrated as the fifth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego on June 15 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in San Diego. Brown Snook is the first woman to serve as bishop in the diocese’s 45-year history. News stories about our new bishop include: Fox 5 “Episcopal diocese […]

June 16, 2019 | by Scott Gunn

Sermon for the Ordination of Susan Brown Snook as Bishop You are witnesses! We are all witnesses today of a radiant moment in the life of the church, both here in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego and in the wider church. And I hope what we are doing here today has a mark on […]

June 15, 2019 | by Lauren Warner
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Ordination and Consecration St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 Celebration Reception The Abbey on Fifth Avenue, 2825 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103   Ordenación y Consagración Catedral de St. Paul, 2728 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 Celebracion de recepcion The Abbey en Fifth Avenue, 2825 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, […]

June 14, 2019 | by admin_user
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On the Friday before the consecration and ordination of our fifth bishop, our clergy members will gather with our bishop-elect, the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook. This opportunity for conversation and sharing about the larger Church also provides a time for the clergy to learn about the bishop-elect’s vision for the diocese. The conversation is […]

June 3, 2019 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

My friends and colleagues, it has been a remarkable joy to work with you over these nearly two years! I give thanks for your willingness to engage and build relationships, your discernment around creative work with the communities in which your congregations live and worship, and your nearly unfailing desire to love all people. We […]

April 23, 2019 | by Dhiloraj Canagasabey and Keerthisiri Fernando

We are terribly shocked and deeply saddened by the barbarous acts of violence brought on innocent worshipers, children, women and men at Easter Sunday services at St. Anthony’s Church, Kochchikade, St. Sebastien’s Church, Negombo and Zion Church, Batticaloa, as well as on several hotels in Colombo targeting visitors to our country. The Church of Ceylon […]

March 27, 2019 | by Susan Brown Snook

I am joyful and grateful for the call to join you in the Jesus Movement in San Diego! So many things about this diocese are exciting: your kind and gracious people, your life-transforming ministries to those in need, your caring and advocacy for people who are oppressed, your love for Jesus and your hope for […]

February 5, 2019 | by admin_user

These are a few reflections from people who participated in the electing convention for our fifth bishop. The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet, rector of St. Bartholomew’s, Poway, the site of the electing convention, writes: “I just arrived home and the rains began to pour down on San Diego. I feel the like I was showered by […]

February 2, 2019 | by admin_user

The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego elected the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook as its fifth diocesan bishop-elect today at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Poway. She was elected on the first ballot during an election that involved 212 voting delegates. She received 71 votes from lay delegates and 45 votes from clergy. Voting delegates, […]

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