Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop - Media advisory
Media credential applications are now available for the two events for the Installation of the next Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Michael Bruce Curry, on October 31 and November 1.
The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, was elected and confirmed to be the next Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church at the 78th General Convention on June 27. According to the Canons of The Episcopal Church, he becomes Presiding Bishop and Primate on November 1. Bishop Curry is the first African-American to be elected Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. Bishop Curry will be the 27th Presiding Bishop, the Primate, and the Chief Pastor of The Episcopal Church. He will also serve as President of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.
Saturday, October 31
A Vigil Celebration and Eucharist, sponsored by the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) in honor of the 27th Presiding Bishop, will be held on Saturday, October 31 at 11 am Eastern at the Armory, 2001 E. Capital St. SE in Washington, DC. Additional information is available here.
Media credential applications available here
The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society will sponsor a live webcast of the Vigil Celebration at www.episcopalchurch.org
For more info contact Neva Rae Fox, Episcopal Church Public Affairs Officer, [email protected], 212-716-6080.
Sunday, November 1
The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of Bishop Michael Bruce Curry as the Presiding Bishop and Primate will occur on Sunday, November 1 at noon Eastern at Washington National Cathedral.
Requests for media credentials for the November 1 Installation should be submitted to Natalie Butz at [email protected] or (202) 776-7700. Deadline for credentials is Friday, October 30 at noon Eastern.
The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop will be live webcast available here
Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop - Ticket information available for two events: October 31 UBE Vigil Celebration at D.C. Armory November 1 Installation service at Washington National Cathedral
The Episcopal Church: www.episcopalchurch.org