San Clemente Rector Elected a Bishop
December 4, 2009
The Rev. Canon Diane M. Jardine Bruce, rector of St. Clement’s by-the-Sea Church in San Clemente, Calif., has been elected the first woman to serve as a bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.
Canon Bruce won on the third ballot, drawing 134 votes among the clergy and 237 among the laity. She was elected to fill one of two suffragan bishop positions. The diocese’s electing convention will resume its business on Saturday with the five remaining nominees and clean slates.
The Rev. Canon Mary Douglas Glasspool, who serves as canon to the bishops in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, was the only other nominee in a six-person slate to attract more than 100 votes in the clergy and lay deputations. the rest