Information on reserving Consecration tickets

The Bishop Transition Committee is pleased to invite the people of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real to reserve a ticket for the consecration service on January 11, 2020, at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Saratoga, California. Read below for links and details.

Reserving tickets

All who wish to attend must reserve a ticket by clicking here. Clergy, diocesan leadership and special guests are to respond as instructed in their invitations that are sent out separately. The following people DO NOT need to reserve a ticket (seats have already been reserved for them): ushers, altar guild members serving that day, other volunteers who are serving on Saturday and members of the choir. If you are a volunteer on Friday, you will need to reserve a ticket.

Please offer to assist fellow parishioners who do not have Internet access. You will be able to reserve a ticket on their behalf. Seating in the main church is limited to just over 800 people. We will have approximately 400 unreserved seats available in the main church. Additional overflow seating will be available at two locations on the campus:

  • The Church Center that is adjacent to the main church
  • The Church Hall that is on the west side of the campus (where the reception will be held)

Attendees in the overflow spaces will be able to participate via a live broadcast and receive communion at those locations. There is no cost for the tickets but they are required. NO ONE will be admitted in any of the facilities without a ticket.

Local Watch Parties

The Transition Committee is organizing watch parties in the San Luis Obispo and Monterey/Santa Cruz areas for those who cannot or do not want to make the trip to St. Andrew’s. There will be a livestream broadcast available online that will be shown at those locations, as well as the administering of communion as it is administered at St. Andrew’s. You can also watch at home by accessing the link that will be posted on the diocesan website at www.realepiscopal.org/bishop-consecration/

Seating

Other important considerations: doors will open at 9:45 a.m., and everyone must be seated by 10:30 a.m. in the church. Music will begin at 10:30. The processions begin at 10:45. During that time, in order to protect the integrity of the processions, the doors to the church will be closed and there will be no entry to the church. Please plan to arrive early.

Details about parking and walk times are available online at www.realepiscopal.org/bishop-consecration/ under the parking tab at right. The service will last more than two hours. The reception will be in the Parish Hall at the west end of the complex.

If you have any questions, please contact the Transition Committee, at ecrealconsecration@gmail.com.