Varghese to be installed as rector of St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery

The Rev. Winnie Varghese will be installed Saturday as rector of St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, the first rector of the history church in more than two decades.

From PRWeb:

St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, one of New York’s most historic Episcopal churches, will install The Rev. Winnie Varghese as Rector at a special service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. The Rt. Rev. Barbara C, Harris, the first woman ordained bishop in the world-wide Anglican Communion, will preach and The Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche, Bishop Coadjutor of New York will preside. Varghese will be the church’s first Rector in 23 years—and the church’s first female rector in its history. The church, which has design contributions from a long line of notable architects, has been the site of continuous Christian worship for more than 350 years and is New York's oldest site of continuous religious practice.

Varghese joined St. Mark’s in 2009 as the pastor and priest-in-charge. Under her leadership, the church has experienced rapid growth, even as studies show that religious affiliation is falling.

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Varghese writes op-eds for Huffington Post.

Our best wishes and prayers for the Rev. Varghese on her ministry.

Comments (2)

I'm heartened to see upticks and measurable moments and instances of growth, even if they're happening in this more granular way.

Torey Lightcap

TBTG and blessings on Rev Winnie's ministry!

JC Fisher

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