Central New York Elects The Very Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe as Eleventh Bishop



Thank you to all who participated in the election of our eleventh bishop!

The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York is pleased to announce the election of The Very Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe as the new bishop of the Diocese. Duncan-Probe currently serves as the Rector of St. Peter’s in the Woods Episcopal Church in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.

Duncan-Probe was elected today, August 6, 2016 at a Special Convention of the Diocese held at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool, New York. Pending confirmation by a majority of the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church and by a majority of the Diocesan Standing Committees in the church, she will be consecrated on December 3, 2016.


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.














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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.







When:  Sunday, September 18, 2016

Where:  St. James' Church, 96 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY 13152

Time:  12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Please pre-register with Pam Stewart at: pjstewart50@verizon.net



When:  Sunday, September 25, 2016

Where:  St. Matthew's Church, 14 Church St., Moravia, NY 13118

Time:  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Please pre-register with the parish office at:  (315) 497-1171




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