Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Susan B. Haynes consecrated as bishop of Southern Virginia

The Rev. Susan Bunton Haynes was ordained and consecrated as the 11th bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia at 11 a.m. on February 1 at Williamsburg Community Chapel in Williamsburg, Virginia. Approximately 1,300 people attended the historic service, and over 1,000 watched the live stream, as Haynes became the first woman bishop in the diocese's 128-year history. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry led the service as chief consecrator. The Rt. Rev. Edward S. Little II, seventh bishop of Northern Indiana, was the preacher.  Read more here.  

Visit the diocesan Facebook page for many more photos. Video of the service will be available soon for on-demand viewing. Click here for the service program booklet. Click here for the Eucharistic bread recipe. 

Top photos by Greg Davy of Bruton Parish, Williamsburg. 
Bottom photos by Susan Pederson of St. Andrew's, Norfolk.