Episcopal Diocese of Washington

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Celebrating a New Ministry

The Celebration of a new ministry is the time when the community as a whole celebrates the covenant they make with their rector to live in their various ministries with the support of one another. It is also the opportunity to install their new rector.

In this service not only will the Bishop read the Rector’s Letter of Institution, the bishop will also give a charge to the parish, reminding them of the gifts and responsibilities given them in Baptism.

The service is centered round the renewal of the Baptismal Covenant, the Letter of Institution of the new priest in charge and the Eucharist. 

Contact Cheryl Wilburn, 202.537.6543