The Rev. Paul Bennett

My name is Paul Bennett, and I am the Priest in Residence here at All Saints’ Episcopal Church. I recently graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary, was ordained to the Transitional Deaconate in June of 2020, and ordained a Priest in February of 2021. While I am a priest, that only makes up a part of who I am and what defines me. I am also a husband, parent, and artist, which all influence my priesthood.

I try to avoid the standard descriptions of liturgical style such as high or low church. I think the beauty of the Episcopal tradition is that our liturgy functions within the context of parish life and should represent and be accessible to the people who attend worship. I enjoy ministry across all ages and try to emphasize the importance of intergenerational activities.

My personal spirituality follows a rhythm of action and prayer. Action, in the form of social justice work. Prayer, in the form of mediation. Too often we can find ourselves empty and exhausted by the never-ending work of social justice and mediation is too often seen as doing nothing. By balancing these two aspects of a lived spirituality I can find and model the balance of outreach and prayer.

Your brother in Christ,

The Rev. Paul Bennett

Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests

February 13, 2021 - Procter Center Chapel, London, Ohio

The Right Reverend Kenneth Price ordained Paul Andrew Bennett to the Sacred Order of Priests in Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, on Saturday, February 13, 2021, at the Procter Camp and Conference Center Chapel.

Ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacons

June 6, 2020 - Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati

Bishop Keneth Price ordained Paul Bennett to the Sacred Order of Deacons in Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati.

On July 1, 2020, Paul began his residency in the Diocese of Southern Ohio at All Saints’, Portsmouth, as a transitional deacon for one year, leading to his ordination to the priesthood. Paul will then serve as priest-in-charge. We are pleased to welcome Paul, his wife Sarah, and their children, Gavin, Andrew, and Elizabeth, to our community.

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O God of unchangeable power and eternal light: Look favorably on your whole Church, that wonderful and sacred mystery; by the effectual working of your providence, carry out in tranquillity the plan of salvation; let the whole world see and know that things which were being cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new, and that all things are being brought to their perfection by him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

All Saints' Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, OH