Presiding Bishop

How to Address the Presiding Bishop

—-Envelope, official:
—-—-The Most Reverend
—-—-(Full Name), (post nominals as appropriate)
—-—-Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church
—-—-(Address)

—-Letter salutation:
—-—-Dear Bishop (Surname):

IN THE U.K.
Addressing bishops as ‘Your Grace’ is a British form. In the Church of England bishops are granted the precedence of a duke … dukes are addressed as ‘Your Grace’ … and thus by courtesy so are Anglican bishops.

IN THE U.S.A.
The American branch of the church – the Episcopal Church in the USA – addresses its other bishops as ‘the Right Reverend (Full Name)’. Both are, in conversation and in a salutation, ‘Bishop (Surname)’.

How to Address the Presiding Bishop

—-See other Episcopal clergy:
—-—-Archdeacon
—-—-Bishop, Presiding
—-—-Bishop
—-—-Priest: Mother, Father

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