The Rt. Rev. Mark Beckwith, 10th Bishop of Newark, hands the diocesan crozier to the Rt. Rev. Carlye Hughes, newly consecrated 11th Bishop of Newark, as the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop, looks on. CYNTHIA L. BLACK PHOTO
On February 28, 2017 Bishop Mark Beckwith called for the election of the next Bishop of Newark. He was consecrated the 10th Bishop of Newark on January 27, 2007.
On May 19, 2018 clergy and lay deputies elected the Rev. Carlye J. Hughes on the first ballot. She was consecrated the 11th Bishop of Newark on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at NJPAC in Newark, with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry officiating.
Upon Bishop Hughes' consecration, Bishop Beckwith retired, concluding nearly 12 years of service as 10th Bishop of Newark.