Prayers for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

posted Oct 23, 2015, 9:04 AM by CalvaryEpiscopal Church   [ updated Aug 7, 2018, 12:09 PM ]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry resting after cancer surgery

Posted on: August 1, 2018 10:17 AM
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of the US-based Episcopal Church.
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The Presiding Bishop of the US-based Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, is resting comfortably after surgery yesterday (Tuesday) following a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Bishop Michael announced last week in an open letter published by TEC’s Public Affairs office that he had decided on surgical treatment “after a variety of tests, consultations, and conversations with my wife and daughters.” The surgery was to remove his prostate gland and in last week’s statement, Bishop Michael said that “the prognosis looks very good and quite positive.”

Yesterday, TEC issued a statement in which they said: “According to the presiding bishop’s family and his medical team, the surgery went well, as had been expected. Bishop Curry is resting, and a full recovery continues to be anticipated.”

They said that Bishop Michael “and his family are touched by the outpouring of prayers and well wishes. In their thankfulness, they ask for privacy during his recovery.”

The Presiding Bishop anticipates resuming his duties in September.

Presiding Bishop to have surgery for prostate cancer

'The prognosis looks very good and quite positive'

Posted Jul 25, 2018

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry announced July 25 that he will soon undergo surgery for prostate cancer.

Dear Friends in Christ,

A few months ago, through my annual physical, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. After a variety of tests, consultations, and conversations with my wife and daughters, I decided on a surgical treatment course. On this coming Tuesday, July 31st, I will have surgery to remove the prostate gland.

I am happy to say that the prognosis looks very good and quite positive. I have spoken with several others who have gone through this, and who have offered both encouragement and helpful advice. I will be in the hospital for at least a day, then at home to recuperate.

I’ve been told that 4-6 weeks is a reasonable time to anticipate. I plan to resume my duties in early September and I do not anticipate any significant changes in my commitments.

I am very blessed with a wonderful family, a first-rate medical team, a great staff, dear colleagues and friends, a calling to which I have given my life, and above all a good, great and loving God in whose hands we always remain. So, do say a prayer. And know that I look forward to being back at my post in September.

God bless you, and keep the faith,


The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church