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What You Need to Know about Attending the Consecration
The countdown has kicked off for the Ordination and Consecration of the Rev. Dr. Sally J. French as the XIII Bishop of New Jersey on June 24 at Trinity Cathedral, Trenton. Here are some key items that you need to know:
En la Catedral: Al registrarse en Synod Hall, firme un receptor de traducción. Obra de recibidor en la nave, capilla y Aula del Sínodo.
Ticket Info & On-Site Registration
Tickets for the Ordination and Conservation will not be mailed, emailed, or texted. Those who registered should visit the check-in at the Cathedral—your name has automatically been logged.
All attendees, whether registered in advance or on-site, must stop in Synod Hall for seat assignments.
Bag Security Check
Anyone bringing a bag or purse into the Cathedral will have to stop at a bag-check station. For both security and speed, please only bring essential items to the Cathedral.
Parking is an important consideration! Follow these guidelines:
Parking at Trinity Cathedral will be reserved for those with disabilities or other issues that require on-site parking.
On-street parking in the Cathedral area is limited. It is best to carpool.
Additional parking with shuttle van service has been secured at the following locations:
- The Arthur Holland School parking lot, 1001 West State St. and Parkside Ave. Follow Parkside Ave. to the rear of the school and enter the gated parking lot. Wait for the shuttle van. Shuttles will run from 8:00 am to 10:15 am and again from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.
- State Parking Lot 3 across from the Hughes Justice Complex, 25 Market Street. While on Rte. 29 S or Rte. 29 N., take the Market St. exit. At the first light, make a left; Parking Lot 3 is on the left. Wait for the shuttle van. Shuttles will run from 8:30 am to 10:30 am and again from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.
Clergy should wear cassock, surplice, and white stole to the Ordination and Consecration. Please arrive at the tent on the lawn of Diocesan House no later than 9:00 am to vest and for further instructions.
For the clergy luncheon on Friday, June 23, the speaker will be the Rt. Rev. Victoria Matthews, the first woman ordained a bishop in the Anglican Church of Canada. The luncheon will take place at Grace-St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3715 East State Street, Mercerville, at 11:00 am.
Sunday Bulletins: Don’t forget to change your bulletins and websites – beginning Sunday, June 25 be sure to list Bishop Sally J. French!
Be sure to keep Bishop-Elect Sally, Bishop Chip, and their families in your prayers!
Last Saturday's Consecration Runthrough
Throughout the diocese—and especially at Trinity Cathedral—preparations continue for next week’s consecration of our 13th bishop. Below are photos from Saturday’s walk-through in preparation for the event.
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Collecting Cards and Notes for our New Bishop
Before and during Saturday’s consecration, there will be two boxes on display on the Cathedral grounds for people to share their personal greetings and best wishes to our new Bishop Sally J. French as she begins her new ministry among us.
Please 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.
New bishop vestments have been arriving at Diocesan House for Bishop-Elect French