It was a joy to welcome Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to our diocese.

His visit took him from Portland to Lincoln City to Eugene. He met with individuals and groups from across the diocese to learn about our ministries in a variety of local communities, led us in worship, and experienced the beauty of our state.

“Bishop Curry’s presence has the effect of listening to sweet music.”
Read Bishop Akiyama’s Reflection on the Presiding Bishop’s Visit here.

Videos from his visit:

Schedule of his visit:

September 10:

The Presiding Bishop will spend the evening in worship and conversation at St. Philip the Deacon in Portland with the Engaging Racial Justice Working Group, Truth and Reconciliation Working Group, and Episcopalians of Color from our diocese.

  • Watch the recording here.

September 11: There will be two events open to the public – a worship service at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and an evening interview on Oregon Episcopal School’s Campus.

10:00 am: Holy Eucharist at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, the Presiding Bishop preached and presided.

  • Watch the recording here.
  • Watch his sermon here.
  • You can download the service bulletin here.

5:30 pm: Bishop Akiyama joined the Presiding Bishop for an interview moderated by OPB’s Geoff Norcross at the Parish of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church on the campus of Oregon Episcopal School, Portland.

  • Watch the recording here.
  • The interview was broadcasted on OPB’s Think Out Loud, listen here.

September 12: 

In the morning, Presiding Bishop visited St. James Santiago K-8 School in Lincoln City for a tour of the school and a conversation with the Latino Ministries and communities of our diocese.

In the evening, the Presiding Bishop gathered with the clergy of our diocese at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Eugene for worship, a meal, and conversation.

Who is the Presiding Bishop?

The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry is the presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church. At the church’s 78th General Convention in June 2015, he was elected to a nine-year term in this role and installed in November of that year; he serves as The Episcopal Church’s chief pastor, spokesperson, and president and chief executive officer.

Throughout his ministry, Bishop Curry has been a prophetic leader, particularly in the areas of racial reconciliation, climate change, evangelism, immigration policy, and marriage equality. The animating vision and message of his ministry is Jesus of Nazareth and his way of radical, sacrificial love, and he regularly reminds Episcopalians they are “the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.”