The Rev. Joseph Campo will be formally installed as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Parish on Saturday, Jan. 19. The service, which is open to the community, will take place at 4 p.m. at St. John’s Church, 82 Spring Street in South Salem, with the Right Rev. Andrew Dietsche, co-adjutor bishop of New York, presiding.
The 253-year-old parish is comprised of St. John’s Church in South Salem and St. Paul’s Chapel in Vista.
Mr. Campo began his ministry in the parish on May 1, 2012.
He has served as a priest for 37 years, spending his first 22 years as a Roman Catholic priest after completing four years of seminary in Rome.
He has been an Episcopal priest for the past nine years, serving as priest-in-charge at St. Andrew’s Church in Hartsdale and associate priest at Grace Church in White Plains.
“My wife, JoAnne, and I have been made to feel so welcome in Lewisboro,” Mr. Campo said in a press release. “We appreciate the generosity of spirit the community has shown. Our goal is to build the presence of St. John’s in the community and expand the mission and ministries that our faith community supports over time. Come visit us — we encourage all to join our weekly worship services at St. John’s and St. Paul’s.”
For more information about St. John’s Episcopal Parish, visit stjohnschurchonline.net or call the parish office at 763-8273.