Bishop Matthew F. Heyd
17th Bishop of New York
Online Morning Prayer with Bishop Heyd Every Weekday at 8 a.m.
The service will use the 1979 Book of Common prayer rite II morning prayer liturgy and will include different leaders as officiants and feature diverse voices to offer brief daily reflections.
On Zoom at: dioceseny.org/online-morning-prayer
Please note that you’ll need to register before you join.
Matthew Heyd was installed as the seventeenth bishop of New York on Saturday, Feb 10,2024, after serving since his consecration in May 2023 as bishop alongside the 16th Bishop, Andrew ML Dietsche.
He served for ten years as the tenth rector of Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City. As rector, he engaged with congregation and staff to create a “bigger table” of deep belonging and wide invitation.
Prior to coming to Heavenly Rest, Matt served as director of Faith in Action at Trinity Church Wall Street. He expanded volunteer engagement with opportunities for children in New York City, New Orleans, Haiti, Panama, and Burundi. He supported the development of the Episcopal Service Corps.
Matt also helped launch Episcopal Charities in the Diocese of New York and served as chief operating officer of a national non-profit connecting students and teachers in schools to service opportunities. He worked with the family of Martin Luther King Jr. on a program to help students celebrate the King National Holiday with service.
He was a Morehead Scholar and student body president at the University of North Carolina. He holds a Master of Arts in religion summa cum laude from Yale University and a Master of Sacred Theology from The General Theological Seminary.
He served as the founding board chair of the Community Learning School initiative in New York City– a collaboration of business, labor, and the faith community to strengthen public schools. He was board president of the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes (CEEP). He led a successful funding campaign on behalf of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry for reconciliation with the Episcopal Church in Cuba. He is chair of the Board of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing in Atlanta and vice-chair of the Board of Trustees for Episcopal Divinity School.
His spouse Ann Thornton is Vice Provost and University Librarian at Columbia University. They have a sixteen-year-old daughter and an eleven-year-old son.
Matt grew up in Charlotte, NC. He graduated from Providence Day School. He likes to read and run and has completed five marathons.
Bishop's Office Contacts
The Rt. Rev. Matthew F. Heyd
Bishop of New York
The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin
The Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool
Ms. Michelle Chang
Executive Assistant to the Bishop Suffragan and the Assistant Bishop
Ms. Arlene Bullard
Bishop Dietsche’s Assistant for Special Projects & Assistant to the Canon to the Ordinary
Mr. Nicholas Gordon
Director of Special Projects