Monday is the Deadline to Register to Attend Consecration of the XIIIth Bishop of NJ

Monday is the last day to register to attend consecration

June 5 is the last day to register to attend the June 24 ordination and consecration of the Rev. Dr. Sally J. French as our next bishop.

This service will be held at Trinity Cathedral in Trenton and livestreamed to the diocese website and social media channels. All are welcome to attend in person, but registration by June 6 is required. Use the link below to register right now.


All the info needed for the consecration of the next Bishop of New Jersey

    • First woman as bishop of Diocese of New Jersey
    • Diocese of New Jersey is 14 of the state’s 21 counties
    • Website covers all important information
    • In person and online participation in the service offered
    • Deadline for registration is June 5.

Complete and extensive information on the June 24 Ordination and Consecration of Sally J. French as the XIII Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey is now available at

The deeply moving and sprit-filled Ordination and Consecration for French, the first woman to be a bishop in the diocese, will begin at 10 am at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, State St., Trenton.  Individuals and congregations will benefit from the all-inclusive data shared on the website, such as schedules, parking, and how to participate.

Additionally, links for watching the ordination and consecration on Facebook and YouTube are included, as well as at

Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey

The Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey was founded in 1785. The first bishop was elected in 1815.

The Diocese encompasses 14 of the state’s 21 counties, from Rt. 78 and south.

There are 144 congregations, including seasonal, collegiate, and institutional chapels. The oldest congregation in the diocese is St. Peter’s in Perth Amboy, where services began in 1685.

Currently there is one retired bishop and 370 priests and deacons in the diocese, along with 55 clergy licensed to act.

Meet the new bishop

The Rev. Dr. Sally J. French was elected to be XIII Bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey on Jan. 28, 2023, and will be consecrated and seated on June 24.

Bishop-Elect French previously served as Canon for Regional Ministry and Collaborative Innovation in the Diocese of North Carolina. Her work provided congregational support to churches in Raleigh, Durham, and Rocky Mount. She worked with clergy and lay leaders to strengthen vitality and foster collaboration.

Prior to joining diocesan staff in North Carolina, Bishop-Elect French spent 20 years in parish ministry. She served congregations of all sizes and types, in a variety of roles and capacities. Most recently, she designed and oversaw the process to revise the Journey to Adulthood youth ministry curriculum, a program of Christian education for teens that has been used by thousands of Episcopal congregations since 1995.

Bishop-Elect French was raised in Toronto, Canada, in a secular home. She was baptized, confirmed, and sponsored for ordination through campus ministries at the University of Toronto.

She is married to the Rev. Clarke French, who was rector of Church of the Holy Family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and they are parents to teenagers Jack and Libby.

For more information


Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey

Ordination and Consecration

Trinity Cathedral

The Episcopal Church

Note to media: In-person, online, or phone interviews with Bishop-Elect French are available by contacting Steve Welch,  609-403-4100

Register to Attend

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