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.


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

The Right Rev. Catherine Waynick, Bishop

The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Bishop Elect

1100 W. 42nd Street
Indianapolis IN 46208

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


“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.
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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LEV Training 11/11/17
Eucharistic Visitors training offered in November. Everyone attending must have (and read!) "Eucharistic Visitors" by Beth Wickenberg Ely. It is available online from Church Publishing. Participants are to bring their completed application form (signed by their rector/priest-in-charge and senior warden) to the training and they ...
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Lunches and Lessons in Mithon, Haiti Needs You
Can you spare just $99 to help make the Lunches and Lessons program in Mithon, Haiti, continue? Your Global Missions Commission is seeking 303 gifts of $99 each to help make this critical program possible for Mithon, Haiti’s children during the year to come ...
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A Letter from the New Canon to the Ordinary for Administration & Evangelism
Dear friends, More than three months after Bishop Jennifer made the announcement I was coming on board, I am very excited to finally join diocesan staff as Canon to the Ordinary for Administration & Evangelism. However, I am a bit uncertain how best to introduce ...
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Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale, Canon to the Ordinary for Administration & Evangelism
As Canon to the Ordinary for Administration and Evangelism, Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale oversees the business and finance operations of the diocese, ensuring that the diocese has the controls and reporting necessary to ensure financial strength and operational efficiency. He also supports clergy and lay leaders in ...
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A Word to the Church from The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops Gathered in Fairbanks, Alaska, September 21-26, 2017
September 27, 2017 The Episcopal Church House of Bishops, meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska (Diocese of Alaska) approved and presented the following Word to the Church. A Word to the Church from The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops Gathered in Fairbanks, Alaska, September 21-26, 2017 The ...
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Executive Council Meets and Approves Budget for Consideration by 180th Diocesan Convention
In its final meeting prior to the 180th Diocesan Convention, diocesan Executive Council met at Waycross and approved a 2018 budget for consideration by the convention October 26-28. The council-approved budget will begin undergoing additional review at deanery meetings starting this week.  The approved budget is ...
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Application process now open for Episcopal Church Constable Fund Grants
The application process is now open for the Constable Fund Grants for the 2017-2018 cycle.   The Constable Fund provides grants to fund mission initiatives that were not provided for within the budget of the Episcopal Church, as approved by General Convention 2015. The Rev ...
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2017 Youth Fall Conference
Fall Conference will be November 17-19 at Waycross. This gathering of Diocesan youth is designed for young people currently in grades 6-12 and their adult chaperones. The theme for this year's Fall Conference is Faith in a Global Family. Participants will hear from different leaders ...
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United Thank Offering 2018 Young Adult Grants
Do you have a new project or ministry you would like to implement in your parish or community? Encourage a young adult in your congregation to apply for one of the 2018 Young Adult Grants from the United Thank Offering (UTO)! UTO has just announced ...
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Presiding Bishop, President of House of Deputies on DACA: We stand with the Dreamers and will do all that we can to support them
September 5, 2017 Today our hearts are with those known as the Dreamers—those young women and men who were brought to this country as children, who were raised here and whose primary cultural and country identity is American. We believe that these young people ...
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An Update on Natasha Porter and Her Family
Could we all use a little lift to start our week? Well, here it is. Ten years ago, indydio came together to go out on faith and raise around 100 K in cash and in-kind donations and labor to completely build and furnish a home ...
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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 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 ...
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Thu 26

Diocesan Convention Youth Presence

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - October 28 @ 12:30 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 11

LEV Training 11/11/17

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nov 17

2017 Youth Fall Conference

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - November 19 @ 12:30 pm
Apr 19

COM – 2018 Spring Retreat at Waycross

April 19, 2018 - April 21, 2018
Jul 05


July 5, 2018 - July 13, 2018
Sep 28

Episicopal Women’s Ministries Fall Retreat

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Thu 18

COM – 2018 Fall Retreat at Waycross

October 18, 2018 - October 20, 2018

180th Diocesan Convention

October 26-28, 2017

Location is Jeffersonville.


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

Waycross Celebrates 60 Years of Service
Waycross celebrated its 60th birthday Sunday, September 3. There was a special Waycross picnic with games, and camp activities for all ages. Many folks joined together for an afternoon of fellowship and celebration!    See the photo album on Facebook ...
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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. 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
St. Paul's, Richmond, is celebrating 179 years of ministry ...
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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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St. Paul's, Jeffersonville, just celebrated their 180th with a liturgy and reception ...
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St. Matthew's, Indianapolis, is celebrating their Centennial with a new Vision Statement and some great t-shirts ...
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St. Peter's, Lebanon,  just turned 60 and harvested the first honey from their apiary ...
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St. Paul's, Indianapolis, just turned 150 with a Gala and celebration weekend. See more pictures on Facebook ...
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Good Samaritan, Brownsburg, just celebrated Launch Day as our newest church. See more on Facebook. #thechurchthatserves ...
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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.


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.