In 2000 the Episcopal Diocese of Albany received a gift from the estate of The Rt. Rev. Wilbur Hogg, the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Albany. The gift was designated to fund sabbaticals for priests of the diocese. For several years the fund was administered by a member of the diocesan staff. Upon that individual’s retirement, the Standing Committee appointed a committee to draw up guidelines, review applications, and award grants in consultation with the diocesan bishop (or Ecclesiastical Authority.)
Sabbatical leave is a carefully planned period of time, usually three months after the first six years of service in a diocesan-related ministry, in which the priest is granted leave away from normal duties in order to spend an extended period of time in study, reflection, and renewal.
For more information, please review the GUIDELINES RESOURCES FOR SABBATICAL PLANNING
For further information you may contact Fr. William Hinrichs via email or call 518-221-3425.