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.

Learn about the five candidates and watch videos of the Walkabouts 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.


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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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;

The Rev. Dr. Renée Tembeckjian; (315) 637-9872;

Ms. Kathy Dengler; (315) 474-6596; 


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:



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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