A Special Announcement from Father John

July 29th, 2020

Dear Friends, 

Inscribed over the stained glass window above the altar in the Virginia Seminary Chapel were these words from the Risen Lord: “Go ye into the world and preach the gospel.”  Jesus’ words in that inscription are especially powerful today as I write to announce that I have been called as the Rector of St. John’s, Montgomery, Alabama. I do not know how to adequately say thank you for the journey we have shared for almost 12 years. I do not know how to express my deep love and affection for the people of Holy Apostles. 

In the coming days, with God’s help, we will find ways to share our thoughts and feelings. To assist in the transition Bishop Phoebe and The Rev. Canon Sharon Alexander will be offering guidance for this new chapter in Holy Apostles’ beautiful story.  Additionally, Holy Apostles is blessed with a gifted staff, and strong leadership in the Vestry.  You are in wonderful hands during this transition. 

My last Sunday will be August 16th. As we figure out how we might wish each other well given the current restrictions, more information will be shared. 

God’s Peace and All My Love, 


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