A LETTER FROM THE BISHOPS
NEW PARISH JOINS ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF CAROLINAS
October 8, 2020
Steve, David, Terrell, and Thad, bishops in the church by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus,
To our brothers and sisters in Christ:
Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
It is with great pleasure that we write informing you of the news that the Church of the Apostles, Raleigh, NC, has been admitted into the Diocese of the Carolinas.
Their transition into the Diocese of the Carolinas is the culmination of a season of conversation and prayerful discernment involving the leadership of the parish, Bishop Steve Breedlove of Christ our Hope, and our own diocesan bishop, Steve Wood.
While COTA is enthusiastic about the opportunity to join a geographical diocese and partner in mission with the Diocese of the Carolinas to see the gospel of Jesus Christ advance through mission and ministry, we are pleased to have a congregation of the maturity, wisdom, and strength that inheres COTA share in our common life.
We commend COTA to your prayers as we anticipate with joy the day we can resume the quality of common life that flows from face to face fellowship.
With every blessing and much love in Christ Jesus,
Bishop Steve Wood
Bishop David Bryan
Bishop Terrell Glenn
Bishop Thad Barnum