Canon Andrew Petiprin Begins Work in the Diocese of Tennessee

The Rev. Canon Andrew Petiprin will begin work at Diocesan House on Monday, June 12th, as Canon to the Ordinary assisting our present Canon to the Ordinary, the Rev. Pamela Snare, until her retirement in early 2018.  Canon Petiprin and his family recently moved from Orlando, FL where he was rector of St. Mary of the Angels Church.  In the Diocese of Central Florida, he served on the Standing Committee and as chair of the Clergy … Read more

New Transitional Deacon Ordained

On June 3, 2017 at Christ Church Cathedral, Naomi Tutu was ordained by The Right Reverend John Bauerschmidt as a transitional deacon. She has been called to serve as curate at Christ Church Cathedral. On being called to Christ Church Cathedral, Naomi said, “Being given the opportunity to start my ordained ministry at Christ Church Cathedral is a great privilege. I know it to be a community full engaged in the life of the city. … Read more

Reclaiming Hope Through Remembering – Memorial Eucharist To Remember Victims of Lynching

The Anti-Racism Task Force of the Diocese of Tennessee, in conjunction with Lipscomb University’s Christian Scholars Conference, invite the Diocese to attend a memorial Eucharist at Fisk University on June 7 during which the known and unknown victims of lynching in Davidson County will be acknowledged and honored.  The Revs. Carolyn Coleman and Rick Britton will be celebrants while Naomi Tutu will preach.  Following the service, a permanent plaque commemorating the victims will be dedicated … Read more

Making Stewardship Fun – A Workshop

On Saturday, June 3, lay and clergy members of our diocese will convene at St. Paul’s in Murfreesboro to learn how to make stewardship fun.  The leader for this year’s annual workshop is Richard Felton, Executive Director of the Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS).  He will provide examples of successful stewardship practices and introduce year-round stewardship models from other dioceses and churches in the Episcopal Church.  Please join other members of our diocese this day to learn how … Read more

An Ecumenical Evensong Service with the Catholic Diocese of Nashville

Common Prayer+Common Mission refers to the efforts led by Bishop Bauerschmidt and diocesan Ecumenical Officer, the Rev. Clint Wilson, to explore how the Episcopal Church might open up a greater sense of unity with the Roman Catholic Church.  As the first joint event held locally by our two denominations, the liturgy of Evensong (Vespers) will be sung on the Feast of Pentecost at St. George’s Episcopal Church (4715 Harding Pike, Nashville), at 5:00 PM on June 4, … Read more

Diocesan Clergy Gather At 8th Annual Colloquium in May

The clergy of the Diocese of Tennessee will gather together at St. Mary’s Center in Sewanee from May 9th to the 11th.  This annual clergy gathering is an opportunity for them to spend time together as colleagues around a theological theme.  The guest speaker is Dr. Christian M.M. Brady, Associate Professor of Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Jewish Studies at Penn State University, and currently the interim leader of St. Bartholomew’s Church in Nashville.

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Holy Week & Easter in the Diocese of Tennessee

Holy Week and Easter services will be held throughout the Diocese of Tennessee this week. The Bishop will celebrate the Easter Vigil at 7pm on Saturday, April 15, at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, and will celebrate and preach on Easter Day, April 16, at the Cathedral at 7am, 8:30am, and 11am. Diocesan House will open at 1:30pm on Maundy Thursday but will be closed on Good Friday and the Monday after Easter Day.

Bishop Announces Call of New Canon to the Ordinary

The Bishop of Tennessee, the Rt. Rev’d John Bauerschmidt, announces the call of the Rev’d Andrew Petiprin to serve as Canon to the Ordinary in the diocese, beginning in June of 2017.  He will assist our present Canon to the Ordinary, the Rev’d Pamela Snare, in her duties prior to her retirement in February, 2018, when he will take on the role for himself.

Fr. Petiprin has been rector of St. Mary of the Angels … Read more

House of Bishops’ Meeting, March 10-14, Kanuga Conference Center, NC

Bishop John will attend the spring meeting of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church this week. The meeting is focused on the theme of racial reconciliation.

Bishop’s Day with Vestries, Wardens, and Treasurers, Saturday, February 18, St. Paul’s, Murfreesboro

The annual Bishop’s Day for Vestry and Mission Council members and church lay leaders takes place at St. Paul’s Church in Murfreesboro on Saturday, February 18th, from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Other church members of the diocese are also invited to attend as Bishop John conducts a short Bible study and shares the news of our diocese with everyone. Holy Eucharist will be offered and workshops will be held after lunch. There is no … Read more