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  • Annual convention webpage updates

    Annual convention webpage updates

    One-minute read. Following the conclusion of the 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri the following updates have been made.

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  • Be SMART for the Holidays

    Be SMART for the Holidays

    One-minute read. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is here again – along with the planning, the prepping and the packing. If you’re one of the millions of families who will be visiting family or friends this year, there’s one important thing you need to add to your holiday checklist: talking about responsible gun storage.

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  • A round-up of West Missouri’s 133rd Annual Convention

    A round-up of West Missouri’s 133rd Annual Convention

    Two-minute read. On November 4 and 5, 2022, the 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri was held at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri. This was the diocese’s first convention since the election of Bishop Diane as the diocese’s Bishop Provisional in 2021.

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  • The Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce’s address to the 2022 Annual Convention

    The Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce’s address to the 2022 Annual Convention

    16-minute video. Watch Bishop Diane’s address to the 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri.

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  • Honorary Canons and Bishop’s Shield recipients

    Honorary Canons and Bishop’s Shield recipients

    Two-minute read. At the 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri, the Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce, bishop provisional of West Missouri, announced three honorary canons of Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, and six Bishop’s Shield recipients.

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  • Annual convention webpage updates

    Annual convention webpage updates

    One-minute read. Following the conclusion of the 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri the following updates have been made.

    Read more

  • Young Adult Civil Rights Pilgrimage

    Young Adult Civil Rights Pilgrimage

    One-minute read. Are you a young adult between the ages of 25 & 40? Do you enjoy travel? Do you enjoy learning? Do you enjoy volunteer work? Are you looking to deepen your spiritual connections through prayer and worship? Are you looking to help build the community of young adults in the diocese?  Would you like to join an incredible adventure?

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  • Beloved Community of Care and Love Book Study – Ghost Ship: Institutional Racism and the Church of England

    Beloved Community of Care and Love Book Study – Ghost Ship: Institutional Racism and the Church of England

    Please join us as we resume our book study on Undoing Racism with our next book, “Ghost Ship: Institutional Racism and the Church of England.”

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  • Direct communication builds trust and strengthens relationships

    Direct communication builds trust and strengthens relationships

    Two-minute read. During Diocesan Convention it was my pleasure as Vice President of Diocesan Council to share the hard work that’s been done throughout the past eleven months toward rebuilding trust, improving communication, and adopting a solid plan for ministry driven by mission and vision. Read on to find out more.

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  • Be SMART for the Holidays

    Be SMART for the Holidays

    One-minute read. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is here again – along with the planning, the prepping and the packing. If you’re one of the millions of families who will be visiting family or friends this year, there’s one important thing you need to add to your holiday checklist: talking about responsible gun storage.

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Announcements

  • Annual convention webpage updates

    One-minute read. Following the conclusion of the 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri the following updates have been made.

    Read more

  • Young Adult Civil Rights Pilgrimage

    One-minute read. Are you a young adult between the ages of 25 & 40? Do you enjoy travel? Do you enjoy learning? Do you enjoy volunteer work? Are you looking to deepen your spiritual connections through prayer and worship? Are you looking to help build the community of young adults in the diocese?  Would you like to join an incredible adventure?

    Read more

  • Job openings at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral

    Grace and Holy Trinity cathedral is looking to recruit for two roles, a Volunteer Coordinator and an Events Coordinator.

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Church Admin Announcements

  • Following the conclusion of the 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri the following updates have been made.
  • The Diocesan Center is closed November 7 & 8 while the staff take a break following the 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri.
  • Spanish translations of resolutions 1 – 3, and the Plan for Ministry with the bishop's and treasurer's letters translated have been added.
  • The Bishop's Slate – a list of Bishop's appointments and other officers selected (and elected) to serve on various committees has been published.
  • Appointments to be presented to the 133rd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri for ratification.

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