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Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon remembered for innovation, impact on Laurel
Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon remembered for innovation, impact on Laurel

When the Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon became the second female bishop in the Episcopal Church in 1992, it took a lot of people in the Christian community by surprise. But for the parishioners and clergy of St. Phillip's Episcopal Church in Laurel, where Dixon served as rector for six years, it hardly came as a surprise at all. "She knew then that her presence as rector was groundbreaking; she knew the importance of it," said the Rev. Oran Warder, who worked alongside Dixon for four years at St. Phillip's. "While we were there together, the church grew dramatically. ... She always wanted to be engaged in the life of the community, always looking for ways to bring people...

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