Author Archives: ewhp

New website, new blog location

Thanks for following EWHP over here on our standalone WordPress blog! This has been a handy tool during our transition to a new web design, but we won’t be updating here any longer. For the latest information on the Episcopal Women’s History Project, follow us at That’s where you’ll find our website and also […]

May she rest in peace and rise in glory: Marjory Luise Johnson Hatfield

The EWHP Board announces with heavy hearts the passing of Marjory Luise Johnson Hatfield, beloved daughter of our own Susan Johnson, former president and long-time EWHP board member and administrator of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church. Marjory died at the age of 44 on February 27, 2013 after an extended illness. A celebration […]

Book Review: American Jezebel, the Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson

American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman who Defied the Puritans This book sat on my “to be read someday” shelf for far too many months after it was proffered by a friend who thought I would like it.  I decided I really should return it to her and thought I would […]

All the Saints, All the Time: Honoring Deaconess Harriet Bedell

Susan Guise, EWHP board member from the Diocese of Southwest Florida, celebrates the life and ministry of Deaconess Harriet Bedell, who joined the Church Triumphant on January 8, 1969. Susan notes, “As one of the newest members of the national board of the Episcopal Women’s History Project, I am honored to represent an area where […]

Happy New Year from EWHP!

We at EWHP hope that you and yours have had a peaceful Advent, marvelous Christmas and a light-filled Epiphany! We’re excited about a brand-new year full of energy and good things to anticipate in 2013. You might be looking in your in-box for your January Timelines email, and in this post, we wanted to give […]

May she rest in peace and rise in glory: +Jane Holmes Dixon

We heard with sorrow the recent news of The Rt. Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon’s passing on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012. From the website of the Diocese of Washington: “Early in the morning on Christmas Day, the Rt. Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon, former Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Washington, died in her sleep. Bishop […]

Did you miss us in November? A word from our President

“How are you?” These words are often just a greeting, spoken without much expectation of an answer, which is usually “fine.” These days, though, as so many people are recovering from Sandy, these are sincere words, and we hope for a well-considered answer. I truly am fine – Sandy gave the Finger Lakes region of […]