“... there were many things in the state of Mississippi that deserved criticism, and there were many things that needed to be improved. What we really had in Mississippi was the element of surprise... because time and time again people would discover something of the charm and something of the talent that is in that state and in that state’s history.” 12
Allin, Sixth Bishop of Mississippi, greets new vestry members of the Church of the Advent, Sumner, MS, 1970. Although their move to Mississippi was an unexpected turn in Allin’s career, his family grew fond of the state and its people. Allin said that he and Ann always considered Mississippi their true home.