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Bishop Marty announces last day as Bishop of West Missouri

One-minute read. Bishop Marty, the Right Rev. Martin Scott Field, Bishop of West Missouri for the last 10 years, announced his intent to resign in 2021 during his address to the diocese’s Annual Convention in 2018. He now shares that his resignation will be effective September 14, 2021.

New home for St. Matthew’s, Ozark

One-minute read. After over a year of prayer and discussions, St. Matthew’s Ozark celebrated their first service in their new home – Ozark Presbyterian Church – on Sunday, October 4.

The Rt. Rev. John Clark Buchanan 1933 – 2020

One-minute read. Believing in the Communion of Saints and the Resurrection to Life Everlasting, I ask your prayers for The Rt. Rev. John Clark Buchanan, sixth Bishop of West Missouri, who passed into Larger Life the evening of Wednesday, April 15, at his home in South Carolina.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Maryville Dissolved


Following the announcement at the 131st Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri, on December 31, 2019, St. Paul’s in Maryville, Missouri was formally dissolved.

St. Matthew’s, Ozark

St. Matthew’s, Ozark was admitted into the diocese at the 125th Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri on November 8, 2014.

The Rt. Rev. Barry Robert Howe

The Rt. Rev. Barry Robert Howe was the seventh bishop of the diocese. Jan 1999 – Jan 2011.

The Rt. Rev. Arthur Anton Vogel

The Rt. Rev. Arthur Anton Vogel was the fifth bishop of the diocese. Jan 1973 – Jan 1989.

Church of the Ascension, Springfield

Church of the Ascension was located at 905 W Katella Lane, Springfield, MO. The vicar was Charles B. Doan. The church closed on February 10, 2012.

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