Episcopal Church leader Michael Curry, a former Baltimore preacher, to speak at royal wedding

The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, who lived in Baltimore for several years, will give the sermon at the upcoming wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

The couple has requested that The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, who once led the historic St. James Episcopal Church in Baltimore, give the address at their nuptials on Saturday at Windsor Castle, according to an announcement by Kensington Palace last week.

Curry is the first African-American to serve as the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, an offshoot of the Church of England in the United States. It is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Originally from Chicago, Curry served at St. James in Baltimore’s Lafayette Square neighborhood from 1988 to 2000. The historic parish was the first…

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