Special Note: The offices of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York are closed on Friday, July 1st and Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

An Important Announcement from Bishop Adams


On Thursday, June 30th, Bishop Adams announced that he has been called to serve as Provisional Bishop for The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. 


Read Bishop Adams' letter.

Read the news release.










After Orlando Tragedy, "Continue to be the presence of Christ's love." 

Read Bishop Skip's letter addressing our call as Christians in the wake of the June 12th shooting in Orlando, Florida that killed fifty people and injured fifty-three. 

Read now. 







The Election of Our 11th Bishop


Our Special Convention to Elect the 11th Bishop of Central New York will take place on Saturday, August 6th. Learn more and register.

Learn about the five candidates on the Bishop Search and Transition website


Meet the candidates in-person at the walkabouts, July 20-23. Event details are on the Bishop Search and Transition website


Thank you for your continued prayers for the nominees, the Search & Transition Committee, and all members of our Diocese as we pray and discern.

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The Election of Our 11th Bishop

Our Special Convention to Elect the 11th Bishop of Central New York will take place on Saturday, August 6th. Learn more and register.

Save the Date: Farewell Celebration for Bishop Adams

We will bid a fond farewell to Bishop Skip and Bonnie Adams with Holy Eucharist followed by a festive luncheon program and presentations. Invitations will be sent by e-mail in the first week of September 2016.

Where: The OnCenter in downtown Syracuse

When: Saturday, October 22nd

What: Morning Eucharist followed by luncheon program and presentations 


Download a save-the-date bulletin insert.


Special Notes:

  • The Eucharist will include a diocese-wide choir. Information about joining the choir will be distributed to all parishes in early September.
  • Luncheon will be ticketed; cost and reservation details to follow.
  • There will be an option to contribute to the gifts for the Bishop and Bonnie Adams even if you cannot attend the Eucharist and/or the luncheon.
Questions? Please contact one of the members of the Farewell Planning Committee listed below:


Ms. Kathleen McDaniel; (315) 474-6596; kmcdaniel@cnyepiscopal.org

The Rev. Dr. Renée Tembeckjian; (315) 637-9872; trinityrector13@gmail.com

Ms. Kathy Dengler; (315) 474-6596; kdengler@cnyepiscopal.org 


Safe Church Trainings

Free Safe Church workshops are intended for all people who serve in our parishes (paid staff, parishioners and volunteers), especially those in leadership positions, those working with children, and those who make Eucharistic or pastoral visits.


Click here for upcoming training dates.







Worship Leader Training

A Worship Leader is a lay person who regularly leads public worship in a congregation or community of faith. Worship Leaders serve under the direction of the clergyperson or other leader who oversees that congregation or community of faith.


This half-day workshop fulfills the training requirements to become a licensed Worship Leader. This training also fulfills the training requirements for Independent Worship Leaders wishing to renew a license. 


More information about the ministry of Worship Leaders, and detailed licensing requirements, is available here. Contact the Rev. Kathlyn Schofield at the Episcopal Church of Saints Peter & John in Auburn with any questions. Office phone is (315) 252-5721.


Where: St David's Episcopal Church (DeWitt) - 14 Jamar Drive, Fayetteville, NY 13066


When: Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


To Register: Cost of the workshop is $10. Please register and pay online here. (Note: The Diocese of Central New York is trying out a new event registration system. Thank you for your patience! Questions and feedback about online registration may be directed to Debbie Nettle at office@cnyepiscopal.org or (315) 474-6596.) 


Youth Pilgrimage to El Salvador

Youth Pilgrims in El Salvador

July 1320, 2016


Build relationships with Episcopal youth and children of another culture.

Crash course in the Salvadoran civil war, liberation theology, poverty, health care, economics and education.

Spend some hours in craft projects with little kids  they never have this experience.

Go to the beach and the mountains.

And maybe change your life forever.



Click here for more information.



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