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September – December 2012 consecrations, elections and consents in the Episcopal Church

August 20, 2012
The Public Affairs Office

In the next four months – September 1 to December 31 - the Episcopal Church will witness the consecrations of six bishops and the election of one bishop.


Six consecrations of bishops are slated for September to December. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will officiate at the ordination services.  

October 6: Diocese of Texas Suffragan: The Rev. Jeff W. Fisher, elected June 2

October 13: Diocese of Atlanta:  The Very Rev. Robert C. Wright, elected June 2

October 20: Diocese of Pittsburgh:  The Rev. Dorsey W. M. McConnell, elected April 21

November 17: Diocese of Rhode Island:  The Very Rev. Nicholas Knisely, elected on June 2

December 1: Diocese of Western Massachusetts: The Rev. Dr. Douglas John Fisher, elected June 2

December 15: Diocese of Lexington; The Very Rev. Douglas Hahn, elected August 18; pending a successful canonical consent process


During September to December, one bishop election is scheduled:

November 10: Diocese of Eau Claire

Canonical Consent Process

There is no canonical consent process currently underway.  However, the canonical consent process is expected to commence in September for the Very Rev. Douglas Hahn, the successful candidate in the Diocese of Lexington election on August 18.

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Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer