McNutt Consecrated in Central Pennsylvania

Episcopal News Service. November 13, 1980 [80404]

Harrisburg, Pa. -- The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church together with four other bishops formally consecrated the Rt. Rev. Charlie F. McNutt, Jr., bishop coadjutor for the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania Nov. 8 during ceremonies here.

Presiding Bishop John M. Allin served as chief consecrator during the two-hour service in the Scottish Rite Cathedral here. More than 1,200 people attended the service.

Bishop McNutt, who had been rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Martinsburg, W. Va., prior to his election as bishop coadjutor, will serve with the Rt. Rev. Dean T. Stevenson, currently bishop of the diocese, until Bishop Stevenson's retirement. At that time Bishop McNutt will become the fifth bishop of the diocese.

Bishop Stevenson; the Rt. Rev. Robert P. Atkinson, Diocese of West Virginia; the Rt. Rev. Wilburn C. Campbell, retired, Diocese of West Virginia; and the Rt. Rev. Edward W. Jones, Diocese of Indianapolis, served as co-consecrators.

Bishop McNutt is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington and Lee University and holds a B. D. degree from Virginia Theological Seminary and an M. S. degree in urban and regional planning from Florida State University. He served parishes in West Virginia and Florida, and as diocesan canon in the Diocese of Florida, prior to his coming to Pennsylvania.

He recently moved with his wife Alice and three children, Alison, Ford and Fuller, to a home in Camp Hill.

The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania comprises some 23 counties in central Pennsylvania and includes 70 parishes and missions and more than 20,000 parishioners.