Central Deanery

Transitions – January 2023

One-minute read. Details of the churches in transition and the clergy transitions through to the end of January 2022.

National Day of Racial Healing (January 17, 2023)

Four-minute read. The National Day of Racial Healing is observed each year following the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday. In 2023 many churches across the diocese are opening their doors to those who wish to pray and reflect on this day.

Blue Christmas Services

While most of us are getting ready for happy family reunions during the holidays, we may forget that Christmas can be a time of great sadness for many. Here are details of Blue Christmas services being held in Joplin, Kansas City, Liberty, Ozark, Sedalia, and Springfield.

Transitions – November 2022

One-minute read. Details of the churches in transition and the clergy transitions through to the end of November 2022.

Transitions – October 2022

One-minute read. Details of the churches in transition and the clergy transitions through to the end of October 2022.

Meet West Missouri’s latest deacons

Eight-minute read. On Saturday, October 1, 2022, Vicky Anderson, Adam James, and Barbara Wegener were ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri. Read on to find out a little bit about their respective journeys of faith.

Invitation to study the Gospel of John

The Seven Miraculous Signs in John’s Gospel: What are they telling us today? Presented by the Rev. Susan Kennard and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Fayette, and online.

Transitions – September 2022

One-minute read. Details of the churches in transition and the clergy transitions through to the end of September 2022.

Clergy Retreat 2022

The clergy of The Diocese of West Missouri will gather again this year for a time of spiritual renewal and growth at Conception Abbey. During this gathering we will spend time in worship, prayer, and fellowship with one another.

Transitions – August 2022

One-minute read. Details of the churches in transition and the clergy transitions through to the end of August 2022.

Transitions – July 2022

One-minute read. Details of the churches in transition and the clergy transitions through to the end of July 2022.

Central Deanery Picnic makes a splash

Five-minute read. What a wonderful afternoon at St. Anne’s in Lee’s Summit! Approximately 120 members of the deanery were there on Saturday, July 23. Both Mother Kary from Trinity, Independence, and the Rev. Meg from St. Anne’s were good sports and tried out the water slide too!

Transitions – June 2022

One-minute read. Details of the churches in transition and the clergy transitions through to the end of June 2022.

Sharing God’s love at Kansas City Pride 2022

One-minute read. Several Episcopal churches from West Missouri braved the sunshine and heat to participate in the Kansas City Pride 2022 parade on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

Central Deanery Picnic

Please join us for the Central Deanery picnic at St. Annes’s Episcopal Church in Lee’s Summit at noon on Saturday, July 23. The Deanery will provide hotdogs, hamburgers, and condiments, and asks that those attending bring sides and desserts, as each is able.

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