On February 28, 2017 Bishop Mark Beckwith called for the election of the next bishop. Bishop Beckwith was consecrated the 10th Bishop of Newark on January 27, 2007.
The search and call of a bishop typically takes 18 months, and the Presiding Bishop’s office has set a date of September 22, 2018 for the consecration of the 11th Bishop of Newark.
Canonically, the Standing Committee has the responsibility of overseeing the process of transitioning from one bishop to the next and is prayerfully engaged in this work.
Please join us in prayer:
Gracious God , we, your people in the Diocese of Newark, give you thanks and praise for your work among us and through us, generation to generation. Lead us in the months ahead as we prayerfully search for our next Bishop. Raise up for us a steadfast steward who will embrace our broad and blessed diversity and uphold the apostolic heritage of your Church. Guide us to a faithful witness who speaks the Gospel truth in love and joy, and intimately knows your Word and world. Direct us, your disciples, in our discernment so our faith may increase and our works glorify your Name. All this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.