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Celebration of New Ministry

On Saturday, March 5 The Reverend Copeland D. Johnston was installed as Rector of St. Thomas in a Celebration of New Ministry.

We welcomed The Right Reverend Robert Skirving, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina.


The Right Reverend Carl Walter Wright, Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries delivered an energetic and moving sermon to a full sanctuary of St. Thomas parishioners and friends.




The service was also well attended by other clergy in the Diocese of East Carolina.




We welcome Father Johnston as we enter this phase of our spiritual life together, and we pray that the entire Parish will unite to make this transition unified with unconditional support and respect.