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RIP - The Rev. John E. Walker III


Updated Tuesday, April 17:

A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated in thanksgiving for the life and ministry of the Rev. John E. Walker III on: 

Saturday, April 29, 2017
at 10:00 am 

 Christ Episcopal Church
64 South Country Road
Bellport, NY  11713

Bishop Provenzano will preside and preach. Clergy are invited to vest & process (white stole).

A reception will follow in the parish hall. 

Memorial donations should be sent to Church of the Redeemer, Mattituck; PO Box 906; Mattituck, NY  11952.

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, 

It is with deep sadness, and with the comforting knowledge of the Resurrection that I write to tell you that the Rev. John E. Walker III died today.

John was a good priest, who relied on prayer, obedience to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the support of the diocese to overcome struggles in his life and ministry. He will be missed by his colleagues in the diocese and the countless people he served over the years.

John retired as rector of Christ Church in Bellport in 2015 after 20 years of faithful leadership. Up until recently, he served as supply priest for Holy Trinity in Greenport, a parish of which he had been the rector much earlier in his career (1980-1991). 

Since his ordination in 1974, John served as curate and assistant of several parishes in the Diocese of Long Island, including St. George's, Flushing; Church of the Transfiguration, Freeport; and St. Mark's, Islip.

John was extremely active in diocesan life throughout his priesthood, serving on several committees, including the Board of Episcopal Health Services, Diocesan Council, Mercer Board of Trustees, the Standing Committee, and as Diocesan Historiographer.

Please keep John's wife, Judith, and their daughter, Meaghan, in your prayers.

A memorial service will be planned for early in the Easter season. We will send updates as soon as possible and post news on the website and social media. 

Yours in Christ,





The Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano
Bishop of Long Island 

May the soul of God's servant departed rest in peace,

and may light perpetual shine upon him.