Category Women remembered

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 […]

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 […]

“Let us now sing the praises of famous —–“

A word from Susan Stonesifer, one of our newest board members, about remembering our history. As the Historiographer of the Diocese of Washington for the past six years, I’ve made the acquaintance of many women of our Diocese through letters, diocesan magazine articles, and photographs in the Archives. I grew up in the Diocese, so […]

All the Saints, All the Time: Honoring Deaconess Margaret Peppers

A Blessed Advent to all from the Episcopal Women’s History Project! In this issue of Timelines, we lift up Deaconess Margaret Peppers. Deaconess Peppers, after a long and fruitful ministry in the Diocese of Olympia, first as a rural minister in less populated areas of western Washington, and subsequently as coordinator of Christian education and […]

Women’s Ordination Living History video now available

We are still flying high from the success of last October’s gathering in Seneca Falls, Making Do and Getting it Done. What an amazing journey we had together, learning about women who made a difference in our church, and exploring the 19th-century women’s rights movement in the Finger Lakes region. It’s hard to say what part […]