In the next four months – September 1 to December 31 - the Episcopal Church will witness the consecrations of three bishops, the elections of three bishops, and the canonical consent process underway for two bishops-elect.
Three consecrations of a bishop are slated for September to December. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will officiate at the ordination service.
September 28: Diocese of Western Michigan consecration - The Rev. Whayne M. Hougland, Jr., elected May 18 (pending completion of successful canonical consent process).
November 2: Diocese of New Jersey consecration - The Rev. Canon William ‘Chip’ H. Stokes, elected May 4.
November 23: Diocese of Puerto Rico consecration; election slated for September 7.
During September to December, three bishop elections are scheduled:
September 7: Diocese of Puerto Rico
October 19: Diocese of Fond du Lac
December 7: Diocese of New York Suffragan
Canonical Consent Process
The canonical consent process is currently underway for two bishops-elect. The deadlines are:
October 9: The Rev. Canon William ‘Chip’ H. Stokes, elected as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey May 4
October 16: The Rev. Whayne M. Hougland, Jr., elected bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan May 18
The Episcopal Church: www.episcopalchurch.org
Diocese of Fond du Lac: http://www.episcopalfonddulac.org/
Dioceses of New Jersey: http://newjersey.anglican.org/
Diocese of New York: http://www.dioceseny.org/
Diocese of Puerto Rico: http://www.episcopalpr.org/
Diocese of Western Michigan http://www.edwm.org/