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Bishop's Visitation


Visitation and Service Schedule for 2018 (as of 2/12/2018)

Visitation: Bishop's Letter 2018

Visitation: Customary 2018

Visitation: Planning Worksheet 2018

Visitation: Vestry Notes 

Visitation: Deacon and Chaplain Notes 

TEC Guidelines for Confirmation and Reception

Episcopal Church Overview



Clergy Annual Report for 2017 (due March 2, 2018)

Notice of Annual Meeting Date (please send notice ASAP)

Annual Congregational Report to the Bishop 2018 (to be completed after your Annual Meeting)

2018 Certificate of ASA and Lay Delegates to Diocesan Convention (due June 30, 2018)

Lay Licensing Applications (due by December 31, 2017)

Parochial Report (info will be posted here on the national site early in the year; report will be due March 1, 2018)

Strategic Mission Support Grant Application (due June 30, 2018)

Marriage Information & Forms

Customary for Retiring Deacons



Celebrations of New Ministry
Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule this service. Below are some liturgical resources and guidelines:

Confirmation and Reception in The Episcopal Church

Copyright Law Resources

Clergy Directory July 2017 (available to parish offices and clergy only; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info)

Deacons Letter of Agreement Sample

Donating Liturgical Goods and Books

The Episcopal Church: Manual of Business Methods

EV Training Trifold

Lay Licensing

Leader Resources Copyright Guidelines

NEW!! Liturgical Resources (Gun Violence) discussed at Clergy Gathering Oct. 5, 2017

Anna Howell, of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina, was asked by the Bishop of Nevada to write an order of service for a vigil following the attacks in Las Vegas this week. "A Vigil in Response to an Act of Mass Violence" can be found on her blog, Sulfur-Free Jesus.

Additional Liturgical Resources:
Bishops' United Against Gun Violence Liturgical Resources:
"For Love in a Time of Conflict" by John O'Donohue in his book "To Bless the Space Between Us"
"Release me from the Dark Fury" and "Sometimes it Seems to be too Much" by Ted Loder in his book "Guerrillas of Grace"
Psalm 23 performed by Bobby McFerrin:
Book of Common Prayer:  For the Human Family (pg. 815), For Our Enemies (pg. 816) Prayer Attributed to St. Francis (pg. 833), Prayer for Guidance (pg. 832), For the Future of the Human Race (pg. 828), In Times of Conflict (pg. 824),  Thanksgiving for the Diversity of Races and Cultures (pg. 840)

Marriage Liturgies from General Convention 2015

Materials from Clergy Gatherings for Parochial and Extra Parochial Priests from May 24 & 26, 2016

Websites recommended by Bishop Lane:

Safe Church Training

Upcoming Clergy Events...
Please mark your calendar and save the dates. Information will be emailed directly when available; registration is required for all events except ordination. For more information please contact Barbara Martin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   
Sunday, February 25 - Tuesday, February 27:  Annual Clergy Retreat: Samoset Inn, Rockport (residential retreat; no commuters, please)
Tuesday, March 20: Clergy morning with the Bishop; Chrism Eucharist/Renewal of Vows, Waterville
Saturday, April 28: Spring Training Day (clergy program included during the training day)
Tuesday, June 5: Holding for Clergy Day
Saturday, June 9:  Holding for Ordination(s), St. Luke's Cathedral 
Not yet scheduled for 2018:  Spring Clergy Gatherings, Retired Clergy Luncheons and Deacons' Day with the Bishop





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