Living Church–Bishop: Attorney Never on Disciplinary Board

Church Attorney Josephine H. Hicks performs legal work for the Episcopal Church’s Disciplinary Board for Bishops but is not a member of it, the Rt. Rev. Dorsey Henderson said in an interview with The Living Church.

The board is in the early stages of investigating allegations that the Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, Bishop of South Carolina, has abandoned the Episcopal Church. Unnamed parties within the diocese made the allegations.

A roster on a webpage of Episcopal Church’s General Convention was incorrect in listing Hicks as a member through 2015, Bishop Henderson said. The Rt. Rev. Clayton Matthews, Bishop of the Office of Pastoral Development, also appeared on the roster. That too was mistaken, Henderson said, and the roster was changed Oct. 12.

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One comment on “Living Church–Bishop: Attorney Never on Disciplinary Board

  1. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    What a shambolic way of carrying on, but this article just seems to, far from allaying concerns, show how completely incompetent Bishop Henderson and his panel have been in appointing Ms Hicks. Why did they agree to the appointment of Ms Hicks when just a cursory look at this article shows that she should never have been considered in the first place. Play spot the conflict of interest – how many can you spot?