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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 on 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.

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Farewell Celebration for Bishop Skip & Bonnie Adams


We  will bid a fond farewell to Bishop Skip and Bonnie Adams with Holy Eucharist followed by a festive luncheon program and presentations. 

Where: The OnCenter Convention Center, 800 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 11:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

What: Morning Eucharist followed by luncheon program and presentations. The luncheon is ticketed ($24 per person). There is no cost to attend the Eucharist, but please register. You may also make a donation to the farewell gift for Bishop Skip and Bonnie on the registration page


Special Note: The Eucharist will include a diocesan-wide choir. If interested in joining the choir, please indicate your interest when registering online. There will be a rehearsal on Saturday morning and hymns will be e-mailed to registered choir members in advance. 


Questions? Please contact Ms. Kathy Dengler; (315) 474-6596;


148th Diocesan Convention

The 148th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York will be held on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12, 2016 at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool, New York.


Consecration of the XI Bishop of Central New York

Please save the date for the Consecration of The Very Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe as the eleventh Bishop of Central New York. 

When: Saturday, Dec. 3rd.

Where: The Holiday Inn in Liverpool, New York. 


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.




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