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September - December 2013 consecrations, elections and consents in the Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church
Office of Public Affairs

Thursday, August 15, 2013

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/