Saturday, November 16, 2013

Four women running to be next Vancouver Anglican bishop

New bishop to be voted in Nov. 30, will replace Bishop Michael Ingham
By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun
November 15, 2013

Four female priests with strong resumes are running for election to be the next Vancouver-area Anglican bishop.

The women are among eight candidates seeking to replace outgoing Bishop Michael Ingham, who became the focus of a storm in the 60-million-member global Anglican communion when he approved the blessing of homosexual relationships.

The women who have been nominated to run for bishop are Rev. Ellen Clark-King, vicar of Vancouver’s Christ Church Cathedral; Rev. Dawn Davis, who is based in Toronto; Rev. Lynne McNaughton, a former Vancouver School of Theology instructor now at St. Clement’s Church in North Vancouver and Rev. Melissa Skelton, an Episcopalian priest and church educator in Seattle, Wash.

Only one of the eight candidates has opposed same-sex blessings: Rev. John Oakes is a “loyal conservative” who did not join thousands of local Anglicans in leaving the denomination over the conflict about homosexuals, says former diocese spokesman Neale Adams.  the rest


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