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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.

Bishop Search Updates

Bishop Mark Beckwith's episcopal ring
June 12, 2018
The Standing Committee invites diocesan clergy to donate towards Bishop-elect Carlye Hughes' episcopal ring.
We've elected a new bishop - now what? CYNTHIA BLACK PHOTO
May 29, 2018
On May 19 we had an exciting and historic bishop election which resulted in the Rev. Carlye J. Hughes being chosen as the XI Bishop of Newark on the...
The Rev. Carlye J. Hughes, Bishop-Elect of Newark. NINA NICHOLSON PHOTO
May 19, 2018
The Rev. Carlye J. Hughes was chosen XI Bishop of the Diocese of Newark during a special convention on May 19, 2018 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church...
Livestream: Election of the XI Bishop of Newark
May 19, 2018
The Rev. Carlye Hughes of the Diocese of Fort Worth was elected XI Bishop of Newark at a Special Convention convened in the context of a Eucharist...
Election of the XI Bishop of Newark
May 15, 2018
The electing convention for the XI Bishop of Newark will take place this Saturday, May 19 in the context of a Eucharist held at St. Peter’s Church in...
Bishop candidate walkabout. BILL ALLPORT PHOTO
May 9, 2018
A video of the bishop candidate walkabout held Saturday afternoon, May 5, 2018 at Calvary Church in Summit.
Search for the XI Bishop of Newark
March 20, 2018
A total of five Walkabouts are planned for May 4, 5 & 6, 2018 to provide both candidates for bishop and diocesan members with opportunities to...
Search for the XI Bishop of Newark
March 16, 2018
The Petition Process ended at 5 PM on Thursday, March 15, 2018. No nominations by petition were received.
Search for the XI Bishop of Newark
March 5, 2018
NEWARK, March 5, 2018 – The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Newark is pleased to announce a slate of candidates who will stand for election as...
The Bishop Search/Nominating Committee
February 26, 2018
Your Search/Nominating Committee, along with the Search Chaplain, spent three days last week attending a Discernment Retreat with eight potential...