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Guest Preacher: Bishop Gene Robinson

The Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson
Sun, Dec 11 2022, 10:00am

We are thrilled to welcome the Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson to Christ Church on Sunday, December 11. Bishop Robinson will be our guest preacher as we continue our 140th Anniversary Celebrations throughout the 2022-23 program year. Please join us!

The service will be live streamed and available for later viewing at

V. Gene Robinson was elected Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire on June 7, 2003, becoming the first openly gay and partnered Bishop in historic Christianity, retiring from that position in early 2013. In 2017, he became Vice President of Religion and Senior Pastor at Chautauqua Institution, having served for nearly five years as a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, Washington, DC.

He authored In the Eye of the Storm: Swept to the Center by God in 2008, and in 2012 God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage, contributing to the national debate about marriage equality. He is the subject of two feature-length documentaries: For the Bible Tells Me So (2006), and Love Free or Die (2012), which won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance.

Bishop Robinson was invited by Barack Obama to give the invocation at the opening inaugural ceremonies at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009.

About Christ Church in Short Hills

Christ Church in Short Hills, established in 1882, is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark and the worldwide Anglican Communion. Christ Church in Short Hills is located at 66 Highland Avenue, Short Hills. For more information, please visit: