At the 170th Convention Bishop Howard announced The Bishop's
Star Award. This award will honor those who have given most
generously of their God-given time, talent, treasure and leadership
toward the support of the parish in which they worship.
In the seal of The Episcopal Diocese of Florida, John the
Evangelist is shown walking through the palm trees of Florida,
carrying in one hand the Holy Bible, and in the other, a communion
chalice. Seven stars shine down from the sky above him. The
Bishop's Star Award is modeled after the seven golden stars in the
Diocesan Seal which represent the seven original churches of the
Diocese in 1838: Christ Church, Pensacola; Christ Church, now
Trinity Church, Apalachicola; St. John's, Tallahassee; St. John's,
Jacksonville, now the Cathedral; St. Joseph's, now St. James', Port
St. Joe; St. Paul's, Key West and Trinity, St. Augustine.
We hope that you will prayerfully consider those who, in the
life of your parish and its many ministries, have made the greatest
contributions through their leadership and that you will submit a
statement of nomination, stating in 250 words or less the reasons
you believe this individual should be one of the recipients of The
Bishop's Star Award. Awards will be presented during diocesan
events throughout each year.
| Application for Award