Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop – No reason to miss any of the action! Two events highlight Installation Weekend

Two events, both live webcast and available on-demand, highlight the Installation of Bishop Michael Bruce Curry as the 27th Presiding Bishop, and Primate.

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 and Chief Executive Officer of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and chair of the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church.

Saturday, October 31

  • A Vigil Celebration and Eucharist
  • Sponsored by the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) 
  • 11 am Eastern
  • The Armory, 2001 E. Capital St. SE in Washington, DC.  
  • Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will preside at the Eucharist and Presiding Bishop-Elect Curry will celebrate. The Rev. Canon Sandye Wilson of the UBE will preach.
  • No charge to attend and tickets are not necessary; however registration is requested here.  
  • The live webcast
    Will be available here 
    There is no fee and no need to pre-register
    Sponsored by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society 
    On-demand will be available here  
  • Additional information will be available here on Saturday. 

Sunday, November 1

  • The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate
  • Noon Eastern
  • Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC
  • The live webcast 
    Will be available here  
    Will be closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired. 
    Will be offered in English and Spanish (choose at
    There is no fee and no need to pre-register
  • On demand video of the Eucharist will be available here     
  • The worship bulletin is available here


Gathering and watching

We’ve heard from 39 congregations in 14 dioceses and two international Anglican Provinces that have made plans to gather to watch the live webcasts. Is your congregation? Let us know; contact Neva Rae Fox, Episcopal Church Public Affairs Officer,


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