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Ordination and Consecration of the XIII Bishop of New Jersey

June 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

It is with great joy that you are invited to the Ordination and Consecration of the Reverend Dr. Sally J. French as the XIII Bishop of New Jersey on Saturday, June 24 at Trinity Cathedral, Trenton, NJ.

The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, will be the chief consecrator. The Right Reverend Kevin Robertson, Bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada, Diocese of Toronto will preach at the service.

All are welcome! There will be reserved seating in the nave, chapel, and a tent outside of Trinity Cathedral for clergy and congregational representatives. If necessary, overflow areas might be established. Since there will be seating available for those who want to be present that day, it is important to register. Please register through the link below by June 5th

Diocese of New Jersey Ordination and Consecration Registration

The Ordination and Consecration website provides much information and may address questions you may have, including the weekend schedule.

Diocese of New Jersey Ordination and Consecration Website

Please join us as we welcome our new bishop.

Participate via Livestream

If you can’t join us in person, you might consider organizing a watch party at your parish or home to join in this celebration. Send us a photo of your watch party!

Ordination and Consecration will be livestreamed on the diocesan Facebook and YouTube page, as well as on this website at

Special Choir

A special Diocesan Choir to sing for the Ordination and Consecration is being organized. Due to limited seating, we can only accommodate approximately 50 singers, with about 12 or 13 singers per part (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass). Sign up by responding to the choir section during registration.

Please also continue to keep Bishop-elect Sally, her husband, Fr. Clarke French, and their children, Jack and Libby, in your prayers, along with Bishop Chip and Susan Stokes and their family, as we all mark this time of transition together.

Yours in our Risen Lord,

Diocese of New Jersey Transition Committee

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