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March 13, 2024

4th Week of Lent

2024 eNews Schedule
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Clergy Conference: Navigating the Changing Landscape

May 20-22, 2024


  • The Hilton Hotel, Mystic
  • This year's conference offers timeless tools for adaptive leadership in changing times with the help of keynote speaker Westina Matthews, PhD.
  • Register Here

50th Anniversary Celebration

Participation Deadline: April 14th


  • Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford on May 19, 2024
  • This is an ECCT-wide event, and we invite all couples who have celebrated their 50th Anniversary since May 2019 to renew their commitment vows.
  • Please complete the Participation Form Here if you’d like to be a part of the celebration!
ECCT Calendar

Bishop's Statement on the Gaza Humanitarian Crisis

Read Statement Here

2024 Lenten Reflections: Noticing God

Every Monday, the ECCT Stories Blog will feature a weekly Lenten reflection, including audio from the writers! See below for the most recent weekly reflections:

Noticing the Beauty Before You

Reflection Written by:

Canon Sarah Louise Woodford

Discovering God in Our Relationships

Reflection Written by:

Margaret Sipple, a member of the Creation Care Network and Trinity Episcopal Church, Branford.

Lenten Resources

  • Springtime Region Confirmations: If your parish would like to participate in a region confirmation service, please contact Alison Hollo at
  • March 30, 7:30PM Easter Vigil at Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford
  • March 30, 5PM Easter Vigil at Christ Church, Ansonia
  • May 4, 10AM at Camp Washington, Morris
  • May 11, 10AM at St. Paul’s, Riverside
  • June 1, 10AM at St. Luke’s, Darien

  • If you would like to participate in the Confirmation Retreat at Camp Washington, Morris, on March 15–16, please contact Kallie Handlong
  • ECCT still has dates reserved for the Southeast Region on May 18 and the Northeast Region on June 1. If your parish would like to host, please contact Alison Hollo.

  • VISIONS is offering a workshop called “Guidelines for Effective Cross-Cultural Dialogue” at the end of March
  • Throughout ECCT, the guidelines for mutuality developed by VISIONS have helped individuals and groups communicate across difference. VISIONS is currently offering a workshop to dive more deeply into those guidelines.
  • The workshop is being offered on the last Wednesday of the month from March-June (March 27, April 24, May 29, June 26) from 4-5:15PM and has a sliding scale fee from $0-$40.
  • Though this is a workshop from VISIONS, it is an additional offering and cannot be taken in place of official ECCT training on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Official training will begin later this year.

  • The Annual Parish Survey must be completed by June 30, 2024
  • The Annual Parish Survey (part of "Parish in Good Standing" criteria) is due by June 30 each year. But with so many parishes having their Annual Meetings this time of year, electing new officers and convention delegates, why wait? Take a few minutes to Learn more and Fill out the form here!
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Stacey Kohl at or call 203-639-3501 x117.

2024 Spring Training & Gathering

From April 8-18, dozens of online workshops will be offered at a variety of times.

On April 20, we will gather in-person for an all-day event at Lincoln Middle School, Meriden, with food, conversation, worship, and a choice of three classes from 20 presenters.

Course booklet and registration for online and in-person will open Friday March 15. Learn more on the ST&G24 landing page.

Be sure to read this section thoroughly. Dates and information get updated.

Wardens' Call

Join Bishop Jeff and Bishop Laura for a time of community and conversation with a recurring call on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 8:30AM - 9:30AM.

Important Dates:

  • March 13: All Wardens
  • March 27: Wardens w/o Clergy

Zoom information: Same as the current Wednesday Bishops' Call Meetings

Lay Preaching Group

Join Bishop Laura every Tuesday

9AM-10AM online for a time of reflection and conversation as you prepare to preach on Sunday. 

Zoom information: 

Safe Church Training

The in-person comprehensive training is being held at St. Michaels, Litchfield on Saturday, March 23, from 9am-12pm.

Please reach out to Bernice Jackson for additional questions or difficulties with registration.

Register Here

Clergy Seeking Parish Call: If you are interested in any of our parishes or have questions about the transition process, please reach out to the Rev. Cn. Tim Hodapp, Diocesan Transition Minister. 

Click the button below to view the Transitions List:

Parishes Seeking Clergy

Camp Washington
  Christ Church Cathedral