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Church events

August 18Bishop’s Senior/Junior Wardens Open Forum. Online. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
September 24Grand Ultreya “Rekindling Love and Kindness in the Heartland”. In-person. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City.

Online services

A listing of regular online services from the Episcopal Churches in West Missouri can be found on our Online Services page.

Clergy services and events

August 16 Southern Deanery Clericus. In-person and Online. 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Location TBD.
September 82nd Thursday Clergy Conversation. Online. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. If you have not received the login credentials for this meeting, please contact your Dean.

Diocesan staff

September 7Staff Meeting. In-person and Online. 10 a.m. – noon. Diocesan Center, Kansas City.
See also, Leadership Essentials below which includes some staff-led training sessions.

External events

September 9-10Daughters of the King Board Retreat. In-person. Trinity Meadows – Bolivar, Missouri.
September 9-11Province VII ECW Fall Gathering. In-person and Online. Church of the Transfiguration – Dallas, Texas.
September 10-11BKSM. In-person. TBD
September 22-23Episcopal Formation Conference. – Love’s Redeeming Work: Discovering the Anglican Tradition.
In-person. All Souls’ Episcopal Church – Oklahoma City.

Education and training

August 18Book Study “Four Hundred Souls” by Ibram X Kendi and Keisha N Blain. Online. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Leadership Essentials

August 25Advanced Care Planning. Online. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Meetings may be held online, in person, or a combination of both. Whenever we meet in person we ensure we follow the local guidelines in place, at that time and respect the needs of our colleagues.

August 21Standing Committee. Online. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
August 25Christian Formation Committee. Online. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
August 31Diocesan Council Executive Committee. In-person. 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Diocesan Center, Kansas City.
September 10Diocesan Council. Online. 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
September 18Standing Committee. Online. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
September 27Commission on Ministry. In-person and Online. Diocesan Center, Kansas City and St. Johns, Springfield.
September 28Diocesan Council Executive Committee. TBD

Diocesan Conference Room & Online Meeting spaces

To book the diocesan conference room or an online meeting please contact, or you can leave a message on (816) 471-6161 Ext. 111.

Youth events

None at present.


No Deadlines scheduled at this time.

Bishop Bruce’s visitation schedule

A complete list of Bishop Bruce’s scheduled church visitations can be found here.

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  • 08-11-2022. Event list updated.
  • 08-04-2022. Event list updated.
  • 07-18-2022. Event list updated.
  • 07-07-2022. Event list updated.
  • 07-04-2022. Event list updated.
  • 06-28-2022. Event list updated.

The latest event news

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    Harvest Festival at Oswald’s in-the-Fields

    When: Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. Where: St. Oswald’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church. Family and friends of St. Oswald’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in rural Skidmore return each fall for a special service.  This year’s celebration is the 124th Harvest Festival and will be held on Sunday, October 2, beginning at 11 a.m.

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    Five-minute read. Well, it poured down rain most of the day (rain which people in the south of the diocese need!), but the rain stopped in time for the picnic. A faithful 90+ people were in attendance on the cool (72 degrees!) overcast afternoon.

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