Newly appointed Episcopal bishop to visit Good Shepherd

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Covington will welcome Diocese of Atlanta Bishop-Elect Rob Wright to lead the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, Oct. 21. It will be one of the new bishop's first official visits to the 96 parishes of the diocese after his installation as bishop on Oct. 13. Special music and a reception after the service are being planned.

Wright was ordained a priest in on Feb. 13, 1999, by Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon in the Diocese of Washington. Prior to moving to Atlanta, he was canon pastor and vicar of the congregation of St. Saviour at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City and served as chaplain of the Cathedral School, also in NYC.

At the time of his election as bishop he was rector of historic St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Atlanta where he had served 10 years, a period that saw dramatic growth. St. Paul's is now the largest predominately black congregation in the Episcopal Church.

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is located at 4140 Clark St. in Covington. All are welcome to attend and worship.