Presiding bishop-elect to forego installation at National Cathedral; scaled-back event to be held at church’s New York headquarters

Presiding Bishop-elect Sean Rowe and the installation planning and transition committees announced June 28 that Rowe’s installation service will take place Nov. 2 at The Episcopal Church’s headquarters in Manhattan, New York, instead of Washington National Cathedral, the seat of the presiding bishop, according to a press release by the church’s Office of Public Affairs.

Rowe will be installed during a service in The Episcopal Church Center’s Chapel of Christ the Lord. The service will be livestreamed with interpretation available in multiple languages.

“With gratitude to all involved, I have decided to begin this ministry in a new way,” Rowe said in the press release. “With a simple service at the church center that will include everyone via livestream, we can care for God’s creation by reducing our collective carbon footprint. I have great respect and admiration for the ministry of Washington National Cathedral. My seating will take place in the following months, and I am grateful to Dean [Randy] Hollerith and the cathedral staff as we plan for that event.” To read more, click here