Boston Globe: The Rev. Samuel T. Lloyd III, rector of Trinity Church, Boston, to retire

The Rev. Samuel T. Lloyd III, longtime rector of Trinity Church in Copley Square, announced this week he will retire in June after two tours totalling nearly two decades as leader of the historic church.

In a letter to the congregation released Monday evening, Lloyd, 66, said he had suffered recurrent headaches in the last year. He said that he had responded well to medication and felt vigorous after a good summer but that Trinity needed a leader “at the top of his or her energy level.”

“While continuing the identity Trinity has had for over a century as a center for powerful preaching and proclamation, Sam has also nurtured a parish community in which individuals are equipped for the quiet work of personal spiritual growth,” said Bishop Alan Gates of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. “His tenure as rector has also been marked by an increase in Trinity’s active engagement with issues of poverty and justice in the city.”

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