Saturday, May 19, 2012

NH Episcopalians elect Dartmouth grad as new bishop

By Shawne K. Wickham
May 19, 2012

New Hampshire Episcopalians have elected the Rev. Rob Hirschfeld, a graduate of Dartmouth College, as their 10th bishop.

The election was held Saturday at St. Paul's Church in Concord. Hirschfeld, who has served as rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Amherst, Mass., since 2001, was elected by clergy and lay members of the Diocese on the first ballot.

He will be consecrated as bishop on Jan. 1 at the Capitol Center for the Arts.

Hirschfeld and his wife of 21 years, Polly, have three children. the rest

AP: NH church elects 10th Episcopal bishop
...Hirschfeld will be a bishop coadjutor until he is approved as the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Dioceses of New Hampshire at the church's national convention in July. The new bishop will be consecrated on Aug. 4 but continue to serve as bishop coadjutor until Robinson steps down Jan. 5...


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