Episcopal Diocese of Washington

To draw people to Jesus and embody his love
for the world by equipping faith communities,
promoting spiritual growth, and striving for justice

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. 

To arrange a date for a Celebration of New Ministry at your parish, contact Amanda Anderson, Executive Assistant to the Bishop.