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Keeping Faith in a Changing World

A conversation with the Rt. Rev. Mary Glasspool, first open lesbian to be consecrated bishop in the Anglican Communion.


Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 7:00 P.M.


Church of the Holy Trinity

316 E 88th St


Free Event But Registration Required


Join us as we visit with Bishop Mary Glasspool, Assistant Bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of New York and the first open lesbian to be consecrated bishop in the Anglican Communion. Bishop Glasspool will talk about her own life, the challenges she has faced, and the sources for the faith and love that sustains her and enables her to lead others.

The Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool serves as Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of New York and is the first open lesbian to be consecrated a bishop in the Anglican Communion. Before coming to New York in 2016, she served as Suffragan Bishop of Los Angeles (elected December 2009, consecrated May 2010). She was born on Staten Island, raised in Goshen, NY, where her father, Douglas Murray Glasspool, served as rector of St. James’ Church until his death in 1989, and graduated Bachelor of Arts Magna cum Laude from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA in 1976; earned her Master of Divinity from Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA in 1981; was ordained a deacon in June 1981 by Bishop Paul Moore, Jr. of New York; and in March 1982 was ordained a priest by Bishop Lyman Ogilby of Pennsylvania. From 1981 to 1984, she served as assistant to the rector, and later interim priest-in-charge, of St. Paul’s Church, Philadelphia, moving from there to be rector of St. Luke’s and St. Margaret’s Church, Boston, where she remained until 1992. She then moved to the Diocese of Maryland, first as rector of St. Margaret’s Church in Annapolis (1992-2001) and then, until her election in 2009 as suffragan bishop of Los Angeles, as Canon to the Bishops in the diocese.

The Church of the Holy Trinity, an Episcopal Church in the Anglican Communion, is located in the Yorkville neighborhood of the Upper East Side of Manhattan, on East 88th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, very near the 86th Street stop of the Q Train. www.holytrinity-nyc.org