All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Briarcliff Manor announces that it has named a new rector, Rev. Yejide S. Peters and that she will be installed in a public ceremony Saturday, Jan. 15.
Rev. Yejide Peters will be the 20th rector in the 156-year history of All Saints Episcopal Church. Bishop Mark Sisk, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, will preside over the installation event.
Rev. Peters is a New York City native who most recently served as associate rector of Saint Stephen’s in Richmond, Virg. one of the largest Episcopal churches on the East Coast.
She’s a graduate of Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan , the University of Michigan and Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. After college, she worked with homeless families as a National Service Volunteer with AmeriCorps, and says that changed the course of her life, opening a new world of faith and ministry. Rev. Peters, says in a news release, that she feels “truly blessed to be invited into the lives of the people of All Saints’ Episcopal Church and is delighted to serve God and God’s people as a priest.”
All Saints church was built in 1854 as a wayside sanctuary modeled on a English country church. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
The church is at 201 Scarborough Road. It was not clear what time the ceremony would be held, but we will update as information becomes available or check on the church’s online calendar.
(Photo courtesy of All Saints’ church.)