RIP: The Rev. Dr. Alison Cheek

The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:

Sept. 13, 2019

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Dr. Alison Cheek in Brevard, N.C., on Sept. 1, 2019. Trailblazer, priest, scholar, teacher and author, Alison was one of the Philadelphia Eleven, and the first female priest in the Episcopal Church publicly to celebrate the Eucharist.

She earned her doctor of ministry degree from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, and joined the faculty there as director of studies in feminist liberation theology from 1989 through 1995.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. at St. Philip’s Church in Brevard, N.C.

May the soul of God’s faithful servant departed rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon her.

Faithfully yours,

The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates
The Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris

Condolences may be sent to her family in care of:
The Rev. Isabel Carter Heyward
PO Box 449
Cedar Mountain NC 28718

Memorial donations may be made to justice-seeking organizations such as:
Planned Parenthood
American Civil Liberties Union
Poor People's Campaign
Southern Poverty Law Center
Episcopal Relief & Development