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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

The Bible and The Book of Common Prayer
March 23, 2017
The Standing Committee is dwelling in the word and prayerfully discerning the next steps in the process of calling the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of...
Search for the XI Bishop of Newark
March 14, 2017
The Standing Committee is prayerfully engaged in the work of helping the Diocese of Newark call its next Bishop. Last week the committee met with the...
Search for the XI Bishop of Newark
March 1, 2017
Dear Diocese of Newark, Yesterday afternoon the Standing Committee was informed by the Rt. Rev. Mark Beckwith of his intention to call for the...
Episcopal House
February 28, 2017
Dear members of the Diocese of Newark, Earlier today I informed the Standing Committee of the Diocese and the Diocesan staff that I am calling for...