Welcome to Consecration Week!


Welcome to Consecration Week! 


Consecrating and Seating Bishop-Elect The Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows as the eleventh bishop of the Diocese.

Bishop-Elect The Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

Presiding Bishop The Most Reverend Michael Curry

 

The Schedule of Events

Friday, April 28

  • Presiding Bishop Clergy Meeting and Luncheon, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at St. Richard’s School. All priests and deacons are invited. Please RSVP here.
  • Media Event for PB and Bishop Elect 1 p.m.–1:30 p.m., Lilly Room, Trinity Episcopal Church
    Rehearsal, 4 p.m. at Clowes Memorial Hall
  • Consecration Choir Rehearsal, 7 p.m.–9 p.m at Clowes
  • Women of Color Clergy Reception, 5–7 p.m., at Christ Church Cathedral (CCC)
  • Reception hosted by the Union of Black Episcopalians, 6:30–8 p.m., at CCC
  • Bishop’s Dinner (Bishops and spouses only), 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., at Columbia Club

Saturday, April 29

  • Bishop’s Breakfast, (Bishops only), 8 a.m. at Clowes
  • Consecration Choir Rehearsal, 8:30 a.m.–10:15 a.m. at Clowes
  • Ordination and Consecration. The Consecration and Ordination of The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. Plan to arrive early. Prelude at 10:30 a.m., then two processions before beginning the 11 a.m. liturgy at Clowes. 

Sunday, April 30

  • Presiding Bishop Sunday Visitation, 10:30 a.m., at St. David’s, Bean Blossom
    (Coming from the north, SR 135 is closed just before St. David’s. Stay on 135 and take Railroad Rd. to SR 45 and turn left to St. David’s. Here is a map. ) Please carpool to St. David’s…parking is very limited
  • Bishop’s Seating, 11 a.m., at Christ Church Cathedral, a party to follow.

Celebrating Twenty Years of Ministry as Bishop

We began this special week by celebrating twenty years of ministry with Bishop Cate Waynick. See more in the Featured News.

For her Celebration of Ministry Bishop Cate wrote a prayer. Here is that prayer accompanied by pictures of Bishop Cate throughout her ministry as the 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis.

TRANSITIONS

Want to send a message to the current bishop or bishop-elect?

The Right Rev. Catherine Waynick, Bishop
Bishop@indydio.org

The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Bishop Elect
Bishopelect@indydio.org 

Address
1100 W. 42nd Street
Indianapolis IN 46208

Diocesan office phone numbers
317 926-5454
800 669-5786

FEATURED NEWS

“In the end, love wins.” Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Offers Affirmation and Encouragement to Small Indiana Parish Targeted with Hate Crime

"In the end, love wins."  Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Offers Affirmation and Encouragement to Small Indiana Parish Targeted with Hate Crime
Nearly six months after the congregation of St. David's Episcopal Church in Bean Blossom, Indiana, was shocked by a graffiti hate crime, they received an enormous injection of support and enthusiasm from the top leader of their denomination. The Most Reverend Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, made a Sunday morning visit to the church in rural Brown County, Indiana. The congregation typically has about 50 at its primary Sunday service but extra chairs were brought in to accommodate those throughout central and southern Indiana and beyond who wanted to hear the Presiding Bishop and share communion with him.
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Bishop Curry quickly acknowledged what the congregation had experienced back in November and affirmed the way they comported themselves and shared a witness with the country and the world. "In the end, love wins," he said. Bishop Curry said he hasn't visited a church since ...
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EYE 2017 

EYE 2017 
Victoria Hoppes, Diocesan Coordinator of Ministries With and For Youth The Diocese of Indianapolis had great representation at the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event, July 10-14 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK. Seven youth, two adult chaperones and Bishop Jennifer attended this triennial ...
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Applications being accepted for Episcopal delegates to March 2018 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Applications being accepted for Episcopal delegates to March 2018 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Applications are being accepted for a provincial delegate and up to 20 churchwide delegates to represent the Episcopal Church at the 62nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York City, NY, March 12-23, 2018. The provincial delegate and ...
Waycross Executive Director Announces Retirement

Waycross Executive Director Announces Retirement

Dear Waycross Friends: We have finished a busy summer camp season with much re-creation, laughter, and singing rising from the Bear Creek Valley. Attached is a letter announcing my retirement from Waycross at the end of this year from the Waycross Board President, Denyse Palmer ...
A Message to the Church from the Presiding Bishop—Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

A Message to the Church from the Presiding Bishop—Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

In this moment – when the stain of bigotry has once again covered our land, and when hope, frankly, sometimes seems far away, when we must now remember new martyrs of the way of love like young Heather Heyer – it may help to remember ...
St. Paul’s Arts Council calls for submission of new, short plays for  its February festival

St. Paul’s Arts Council calls for submission of new, short plays for its February festival

The St. Paul's Arts Council will be showcasing original, never been produced short plays at a Short New-Play Festival, Sunday, February 11, 2018. The Festival will feature two categories of short plays, 2-Minute and 10-Minute Plays. St. Paul’s asks that, due to the 200th anniversary ...
Trinity, Indianapolis, Receives a Faith and Action Grant

Trinity, Indianapolis, Receives a Faith and Action Grant

Trinity, Indianapolis, has received a $20,000 Faith and Action grant from Christian Theological Seminary for Trinity House, which will offer a safe environment for 16-to-21-year-old people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. In addition to getting shelter, the youths staying at Trinity House ...
"JOURNEY TO GENEROSITY": THE 2017 TENS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

“JOURNEY TO GENEROSITY”: THE 2017 TENS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

This year’s annual TENS (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship) conference was in May at St. Mark's Cathedral, Minneapolis. Here’s what Ms. Terry Noble from St. Andrew’s, Greencastle, had to say about the conference: “It taught me much, and it infused me with energy and a ...
Fall All Diocesan Confirmation Service

Fall All Diocesan Confirmation Service

An additional All Diocesan Confirmation Service has been added for this Fall. This is for anyone who for whatever reason did not get Confirmed, Received and Reaffirmed this Spring. It will be on Thursday, November 2, 2017, starting with Confirmands meeting with the Bishop at ...
EPISCOPAL YOUTH EVENT (E.Y.E) UPDATE

EPISCOPAL YOUTH EVENT (E.Y.E) UPDATE

This past Monday, July 10, seven youth and three adults from our diocese went to E.Y.E. at the University of Central Oklahoma. They are participating in plenary sessions, workshops, day trips, and other activities centered around the theme "Path to Peace." Please keep these young ...
Episcopal Women's Ministries Fall Retreat

Episcopal Women’s Ministries Fall Retreat

Savoring the Sacred Pauses -- A retreat of practices for the rhythm of our days and a rule for our lives SISTERS IN CHRIST: The 2017 Fall Retreat with Bishop Jennifer is coming and is just around the corner!! This retreat takes place the weekend ...
Bishop Jennifer's Visitation Schedule

Bishop Jennifer’s Visitation Schedule

Bishop Jennifer's schedule through October 2018 ...
Diocesan Executive Council Holds First Meeting With Bishop

Diocesan Executive Council Holds First Meeting With Bishop

Members of diocesan Executive Council arrived at Waycross June 17 with excitement, anticipation, and bags of canned goods for a local food pantry as they held their first meeting with Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows. Bishop Jennifer asked members of the council to help shape the agenda ...
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FEATURED & UPCOMING EVENTS
Sep 09

Listening Session – Lay Leadership

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sep 09

Listening Session – Youth

September 9 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sep 13

Listening Session – Priests

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sep 16
Sep 29
Oct 05

Listening Session – Clergy Spouses

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oct 07

Listening Session – Deacons

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 15

Listening Session – Lay SE Region

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nov 02

Fall All Diocesan Confirmation Service

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nov 03

Executive Council Meeting

November 3 - November 4
Nov 17

2017 Youth Fall Conference

November 17 - November 19
Jul 05

GENERAL CONVENTION (Austin, Texas)

July 5, 2018 - July 13, 2018
Sep 28

Episicopal Women’s Ministries Fall Retreat

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018

180th Diocesan Convention

October 26-28, 2017

Location is Jeffersonville.

PARISH & OTHER MILESTONES

Many milestones were celebrated in 2016, including those of several parishes. Do you have an important milestone coming up in your parish? Share it here

Come Celebrate!

Come Celebrate!
The Church of the Nativity is celebrating its 60 year anniversary!  Please plan to join on November 4, 2017, at 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm. We are having a silent auction and stay tuned for additional activities. Church of the Nativity 7300 N. Lantern Road Indianapolis, IN 46256 Tel: 317 849 3656 www.nativity-indy.org ...
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PEACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, ROCKPORT, HAS MOVED

PEACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, ROCKPORT, HAS MOVED
Peace Episcopal Church, Rockport, has moved. Their new address is 223 County Road 350W, Rockport IN 47635. All other information remains the same. If you plan to visit, they advise you rely upon MapQuest for now. Some GPS systems, including Garmin, seem to be leading visitors astray. (We're working on helping resolve that issue now!) ...
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179 Years and Still Going

179 Years and Still Going
St. Paul's, Richmond, is celebrating 179 years of ministry ...
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September 1976: General Convention Approves the Ordination of Women

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Giving thanks for the history of ordained women in The Episcopal Church and in our diocese on the 40 year anniversary this month ...
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ALCOHOL POLICY .

The policy on alcohol use related to diocesan and parish events was established by the Diocesan Executive Council in January 2017.  View the policy here.

LIGHT A CANDLE. PRAY FOR THE NATION.

Join Us in Prayer

President Trump has taken office, but much of the tension in our nation continues. You’re invited to continue to light a virtual candle and pray for peace.