September 24, 2018

Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese,

Thank you for your continued prayers and concern for us in North Carolina. Even though at times it seemed Florence would never leave our state, it finally moved on. Thankfully, to our knowledge, every parishioner in our diocese is safe and returning home. There are many facing physical clean up and rebuildi...

April 19, 2018

This is the night when you first saved our ancestors,

freeing Israel from her slavery

and leading her safely through the sea.

This is the night when Jesus Christ vanquished hell,

broke the chains of death

and rose triumphant from the grave.

This is the night when all who believe in him are freed from sin,

restored to grace and holiness,

and share the vi...

Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed!

This week we declare our confidence in the resurrection of Jesus. “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins . . . but in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep” (1 Corinthians 15:17, 20). The joy of E...

March 22, 2018

Click here to read an article from Buffalo News about our church planter, Rev'd Bryan Wandel. 

Share your vision for Church of the Atonement in Buffalo


Buffalo is a working class town undergoing major changes in the last 6-7 years. However, economic growth without spiritual growth will disappoint this place again. We are seeking spiritual rh...

March 1, 2018

The Oath of Conformity

I, N.N., do believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God and to contain all things necessary to salvation; and therefore I hold myself bound to conform my life and ministry thereto, and do solemnly engage to conform to the Doctrine, Discipline and Worship of Christ as this Church has recei...

February 21, 2018

If you’ve been in the process of ordination in our diocese, I will have pestered you to write ember letters. I could blame it on our good bishops but I won’t. It is a long standing tradition for ordinands to write ember letters to their bishop four times per year corresponding to the four sets of ember days which occur annually.

What’s this ember...

February 15, 2018

Looking for some devotional resources for Lent? Here are a few to check out: 

Our friends at Church of the Incarnation in Harrisonburg passed along this preparation for Lent:

https://www.ignatianspirituality.com/15261/preparation-for-lent 

Dr. Peter Jensen, GAFCON General Secretary, has produced a series of short video clips, “How’s Your Heart”:

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February 13, 2018

What a “happy accident” that this year’s Ash Wednesday falls on February 14, St Valentine’s Day. Beginning Lent with a focus on love is a compellingly right way to walk into Lent.

Obviously I’m not talking about romantic love, at least the way Valentine’s Day is celebrated in our world. Romantic love is a great gift, when accompanied by commitmen...

February 1, 2018

West Virginia is not the first place that most people think of when considering opportunities to plant a church. It is even less likely that it would come up as a place that it would make sense to plant Anglican Churches. It might come up in a conversation about places that need the Gospel, but never as a place that would make sense to plant chu...

December 4, 2017

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In the following Advent Letter, I develop this basic message in greater depth.

            We have entered the season of Advent. Advent turns our attention to the object of           our hope and settles us into the unfamiliar territory of waiting. The object of our               hope is not...

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