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Diocese of Olympia notified of successful canonical consent process for next bishop

January 31, 2023
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The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry that a majority of both the various diocesan standing committees and the bishops exercising jurisdiction in The Episcopal Church have consented to the reception of the Most Rev. Melissa Skelton as a bishop of The Episcopal Church—and to her appointment as bishop provisional for the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, per Canon III.10.5.

The consents received have been certified by the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, registrar of the General Convention.

Skelton is a retired archbishop in the Anglican Church in Canada. She serves in the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia as assisting bishop.

Se notifica a la Diócesis de Olimpia sobre el éxito del proceso de consentimiento canónico para próxima obispa

La Diócesis Episcopal de Olympia recibió una notificación del Obispo Presidente y Primado Michael B. Curry de que la mayoría de los diversos comités permanentes diocesanos y los obispos que ejercen jurisdicción en la Iglesia Episcopal han dado su consentimiento para recibir a la Rvdma. Melissa Skelton como obispa de la Iglesia Episcopal—y a su nombramiento como obispa provisional de la Diócesis Episcopal de Olimpia, conforme al Canon III.10.5.

Los consentimientos recibidos han sido certificados por el Rdo. Cango. Michael Barlowe, secretario de la Convención General

Skelton es arzobispa jubilada de la Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá y presta servicios en la Diócesis Episcopal de Olimpia como obispa auxiliar.