Royal Wedding Bishop Preached In Winchester In 2016

Posted at 2:51 PM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 14:51:25-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — If you were watching the royal wedding, you may have seen a face familiar to some in Kentucky.

Amid the excitement of the royal wedding between Prince Harry and American Meghan Markle, the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington was proud to see its presiding bishop front and center at Windsor Castle. 

"When we found out, we sent news to all the parishes to make sure they were ready, and they had groups that gathered and had cucumber sandwiches and cups of tea and watched the wedding," said Bishop Mark Van Koevering.

Rev. Michael Bruce Curry preached to the millions of people watching the wedding around the world, but back in 2016, he visited the Bluegrass and preached in Winchester.

"I was curious to see if he’d be restrained or his usual self," said Koevering. 

Koevering said that Curry’s "usual self" includes walking around. He said he thought Curry had a hard time staying in the pulpit while preaching. Although he said Curry seemed a little more restrained than usual, Curry’s message was still heard loud and clear. 

"His voice carried that joy and excitement about the Christian faith and to share, not only the love of the couple, but the deeper love of God, for us, and what that can mean for the world," said Koevering.