Presiding Bishop Curry’s visit to the Diocese

Presiding Bishop Curry’s visit to the Diocese

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will visit our diocese from September 10 – 12, 2022.

His visit will take him from Portland to Lincoln City to Eugene. This visit is an opportunity for him to meet with individuals and groups from across the diocese to learn about our ministries in a variety of local communities, lead us in worship, and experience the beauty of our state.

You can read this message from Bishop Akiyama about the Presiding Bishop’s visit.

We will continue to update this page with information and registration links as they become available.

Who is the Presiding Bishop?

The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry is the presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church. At the church’s 78th General Convention in June 2015, he was elected to a nine-year term in this role and installed in November of that year; he serves as The Episcopal Church’s chief pastor, spokesperson, and president and chief executive officer.

Throughout his ministry, Bishop Curry has been a prophetic leader, particularly in the areas of racial reconciliation, climate change, evangelism, immigration policy, and marriage equality. The animating vision and message of his ministry is Jesus of Nazareth and his way of radical, sacrificial love, and he regularly reminds Episcopalians they are “the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.”

Bishop Curry was ordained a priest in 1978 and served parishes in North Carolina, Ohio, and Maryland until his 2000 election as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. He graduated with high honors from Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges and earned his Master of Divinity degree from Yale University. Bishop Curry is the author of five books and a regular guest on national and international media outlets.

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Schedule of his visit:

September 10:

  • The Presiding Bishop will spend the evening in worship and conversation at St. Philip the Deacon in Portland with the Engaging Racial Justice Working Group and Episcopalians of Color from our diocese.

September 11: There will be two events open to the public – a worship service at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and an evening interview on Oregon Episcopal School’s Campus.

  • 10:00 am: Holy Eucharist at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, where the Presiding Bishop will preach and preside. A time for fellowship will follow. This event will be live-streamed and broadcasted on our Diocesan website, YouTube, and Facebook page.
  • 5:30 pm: Bishop Akiyama will join the Presiding Bishop for an interview moderated by OPB’s Geoff Norcross at the Parish of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church on the campus of Oregon Episcopal School, Portland. A light reception will follow the evening at the Oregon Episcopal School.
    • This event will be live-streamed and broadcasted on our Diocesan website and YouTube page, and taped for a later segment on OPB’s Think Out Loud program.

September 12: 

  • In the morning, the Presiding Bishop will visit St. James Santiago K-8 School in Lincoln City for a tour of the school and a conversation with the Latino Ministries and communities of our diocese.
  • In the evening, the Presiding Bishop will gather with the clergy of our diocese at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Eugene for worship, a meal, and conversation.
    • This event is open to all clergy of our diocese, registration through EventBrite is required as space is limited, registration opens on June 15.
    • There will be a hybrid option available through Zoom for clergy who are unable to travel, you can register for that here (please note it will be the same event).
    • For clergy interested in staying the night in Eugene, here is a list of hotels near St. Mary’s.