The Rt. Reverend Mark Beckwith was elected the 10th Bishop of Newark, NJ in September 2006 and was consecrated in January 2007. Prior to his election, Beckwith was Rector of All Saints Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts. He also served as Associate Rector of St. Peter’s, Morristown and Rector of Christ Church, Hackensack. Beckwith is a 1973 graduate of Amherst College, and a 1978 graduate of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.
Throughout his career he has been involved in finding solutions to social problems. During his tenure as Rector of All Saints Church, the congregation was nationally recognized for its neighborhood ministry. In the Diocese of Newark Beckwith co-founded Morris Shelter, Inc. and was the first president of the Inter-Religious Fellowship of the Homeless in Bergen County.
Bishop Beckwith’s blog
Includes postings on racism and marriage equality.