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Only One Agenda: Bishop Sean’s Convention Address

Bishop Sean gave this address on October 25 to the joint convention of the Dioceses of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania: Last October, our two conventions made a bold decision to set into motion a partnership between two dioceses that has led us, and will lead us, on quite a new adventure. We are…

Information on Ramon Aymerich

The Buffalo News reported this morning that the Diocese of Buffalo has added the name of an Episcopal priest with ties to the Diocese of Western New York to its list of clergy and former clergy who are the subjects of credible claims of child sexual abuse. The Rev. Ramon Aymerich, who now lives in…

Heading to Convention on the Road to Emmaus: An update from Bishop Sean

In this new video, Bishop Sean offers an update on what’s happened since April, when the partnership of the Dioceses of Northwestern Pennsylvania and Western New York got underway. He invites everyone to convention in Erie on October 25 and 26, but don’t expect business as usual! Convention begins with registration and continental breakfast from…

Alfred Price Honored with Bishop Walter Decoster Dennis Award

Alfred D. Price, longtime deputy to General Convention and leader in the Diocese of Western New York was given the Bishop Walter Decoster Dennis Award by the Union of Black Episcopalians at its annual conference in late July in Los Angeles. The award, named for a former bishop suffragan of New York who was also…

New Diaconal Formation Program in 2020

The Dioceses of Northwestern Pennsylvania and Western New York have developed a new joint deacon formation program that will begin in the fall of 2020. The process of creating the program began in 2017, said Canon Vanessa Butler, who oversees the ordination process on the bishop’s staff. “Our Joint Board of Examining Chaplains, which started…

Ask the Bishop # 14 – Camp Edition

It’s summer camp week, and Bishop Sean has flipped the script for this episode of “Ask the Bishop” and is asking the campers questions! Check it out below:

On the Road to Emmaus Together: An Easter Message from Bishop Sean

Dear friends, Every Easter morning, I find myself relieved that it was Mary Magdalene, and not me, who was the first one at the empty tomb. She had what it took: a profound faith in what she saw but did not yet understand and a willingness to proclaim the Resurrection without confirmation or analysis. Those…

A Thank You from Bishop Sean

Dear friends in Christ: Thank you for the generous welcome that you extended to Carly, Lauren and me on Sunday at St. Paul’s Cathedral. I was glad to see so many of you and to have the chance to worship together. I am especially grateful that we were able to begin our ministry together by…