With home in Trenton, new New Jersey Episcopal bishop-elect ready to lead

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Beginning this summer, [William “Chip”] Stokes, who will head a diocese that stretches from Elizabeth to Cape May and encompasses two-thirds of the state, will be living in the city of Trenton.
He will be the first diocesan bishop in 40 years to do so.

“There was some hope in the diocese that the next bishop would live in Trenton, and we’re very comfortable with that,” Stokes said.

“I think I was chosen in part because of my commitment to urban ministries. I grew up in New York City. I’ve been blessed to do a lot of work with diverse communities.

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Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Statmann wrote:

Good Dio to inherit. For 2002 to 2011 lost 23 percent of ASA but only 11 percent on inflation adjusted Plate & Pledge. But long term not rosy with Marriages down 40 percent and Infant Baptisma down 33 percent.  Statmann

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