The Rev. Bruce Shipman (Class of 1968) has accepted a call to serve as Priest-in-Charge of The Episcopal Church at Yale, effective July 1, 2013. Shipman has a long history of service to the Diocese of Connecticut, in the parishes of Westport and Roxbury for 26 years before moving to Groton and taking early retirement to reflect on the state of the world, the church, and his own soul in this time of war and profound change in the Episcopal Church. Retirement lasted eleven months, followed by an invitation to Ivoryton, where he served four years.
His second “retirement” lasted less than a year, when he accepted a call to be Vicar at the Church of the Holy Advent in Clinton, where he served from 2006-2011, after which the Rev. Canon Peter Larom (Class of 1972) was called as Rector.