The Bishop’s Guild
The Bishop’s Guild is primarily concerned with the financial welfare of seminarians from this diocese. An affiliate organization of ECW, the Bishop’s Guild is comprised of clergy, clergy spouses, laymen and laywomen and church organizations. It is through prayers and gifts that we support our seminarians today, and provide for the church’s priests and bishops of tomorrow. Some of the seminarians are married, with families, and some are older and have left business positions. Some are young people without sufficient means to complete their studies. It is through your prayers and gifts that we can help meet their needs.
Traditionally, the annual Tea and Garden Party is the major fundraising event of the year. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the Seminarians and visit some of our Diocesan Institutions as guests of the Bishop’s Guild.
How You Can Help:
Join the Bishop’s Guild today! An annual donation of $25 or more constitutes membership for a year. More is welcome. We would also appreciate volunteers to help with the Tea and Garden Party and the January and June Ordination receptions held at St. John’s Cathedral.
For more information contact:
Please contact Bishop’s Guild Chair Angela Mackenzie for more information.
The Bishop’s Guild Annual Tea and Garden Party will be hosted from 3 – 5 pm on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Palos Verdes Estates. As an affiliate organization of Episcopal Church Women the Bishop’s Guild continues to support seminarians in our diocese, with the major fundraiser being the annual Tea and Garden Party.
St. Francis ECW is pleased to host the event this year in partnership with the diocesan ECW Board. Tea will be served on the Loggia overlooking the beautiful property, and guests will be able to explore the gardens and meditation spots to find the perfect place to linger alone or with friends.
St. Francis will also offer docent-led tours of the original chapel, built in 1951 and “designed after the churches found in the little hill towns surrounding Assisi, with Gothic arches framing the choir, sanctuary and altar.” The 13th Century Byzantine marble baptismal font as well as the wooden pulpit and lectern were purchased in Venice, Italy.
Cost for the Tea is $25 per person paid before October 8, $30 at the door.