top of page

Fifty Years Ago | December 1968


short stories of events and times during the formation of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast collected by the Rev. S. Albert Kennington, Diocesan Registrar-Historiographer

DECEMBER 1968

On December 12, 1968, after most of the year spent in study by special committees of the Diocese of Florida and the Diocese of Alabama about creating a new diocese from the Florida panhandle and the southern third of Alabama, the Executive Council of the Diocese of Florida voted to reconsider the matter of recommending a new diocese. So it was that the study continued.

On Christmas Eve, 1968, Apollo 8 Astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders orbited the moon for the first time and read to the world the story of Creation from the Book of Genesis.

10 views

Recent Posts

See All

Bishop's Address from the 53rd Annual Diocesan Convention

Video forthcoming 53rd ANNUAL DIOCESAN CONVENTION BISHOP’S ADDRESS THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF THE CENTRAL GULF COAST THE RT. REV. J. RUSSELL KENDRICK 23 February 2024 Opening Prayer O God of unchangeabl

Spiritual Direction Program Invitation for 2024

Submitted by Joseph Taylor The world needs more people who are willing to offer spiritual accompaniment for the benefit of others. Please consider if you, or someone you know, is ready and willing to

Diocesan Mission Team Returns to Dominican Republic

Submitted by Geary Gaston, chair of the Commission on Global Mission Engagement A team of missioners from throughout our diocese will return to the Dominican Republic from February 29 through March 10

Discipleship. Development. Discernment.
bottom of page