Sunday, May 27, 2012

Five vie to be Episcopal bishop Vote Saturday in Springfield

From West Mass-

The five candidates seeking to become the ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, which includes Worcester County, come from diverse backgrounds and include a former music industry executive, a former Roman Catholic priest and book editor, and a former banker.

Clergy and lay delegates will vote on a new bishop next Saturday at Christ Church Cathedral in Springfield.

Pending the consent of the church’s 77th General Convention, which will be held in July, the new prelate will be ordained Dec. 1 during ceremonies at the MassMutual Center, also in Springfield.

The diocese has been seeking a new spiritual shepherd since Bishop Gordon P. Scruton, who served for 16 years, announced last June that he would retire at the end of this year.

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