Bishop-Elect Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows ordination and consecration on April 29

[February 1, 2017] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and Registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, have notified the Diocese of Indianapolis that Bishop-Elect Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process.

The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows was elected Bishop on October 28. Her ordination and consecration service is slated for Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m. at Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University in Indianapolis. Presiding Bishop Curry will officiate. For more information on the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows and her ministry.

In Canon III.11.4 (b), Standing Committees, in consenting to the ordination and consecration, attest they are "fully sensible of how important it is that the Sacred Order and Office of a Bishop should not be unworthily conferred, and firmly persuaded that it is our duty to bear testimony on this solemn occasion without partiality, do, in the presence of Almighty God, testify that we know of no impediment on account of which the Reverend A.B. ought not to be ordained to that Holy Office. We do, moreover, jointly and severally declare that we believe the Reverend A.B. to have been duly and lawfully elected and to be of such sufficiency in learning, of such soundness in the Faith, and of such godly character as to be able to exercise the Office of a Bishop to the honor of God and the edifying of the Church, and to be a wholesome example to the flock of Christ."

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The Right Rev. Catherine Waynick, Bishop

The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Bishop Elect
Bishopelect@indydio.org (begins February 1)

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