Some highlights of Canon Skelton's career from 1991 to the present include:
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Elected on the third ballot, November 30th, 2013, by a substantial majority of the Electoral Synod, the Right Reverend Melissa Skelton was ordained and installed as the 9th Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster in Vancouver on St. David’s Day, March 1st, 2014, in a three hour liturgy that took place in different locations - the Vancouver Convention Centre, followed by a procession through downtown Vancouver and then at the procession's destination, Christ Church Cathedral. On that day Bishop Melissa began the next phase of a remarkable career in ministry.
As Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster, the Right Reverend Melissa Skelton is the chief executive officer of the diocese and the chief liturgical officer, being responsible to head the synod, to ordain, confirm, and to appoint others to church office.The bishop provides pastoral oversight of the whole church within the diocese, and plays a leadership role also at the provincial, national and international level. All significant decision-making by the clergy and laity gathered in synod or council requires the assent of the bishop to become operative.
Phone: 604.684.6306 ext 217
Email: Bishop Melissa Skelton
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HOLY WEEK, 2014
April 13th, Palm Sunday at St. James'
April 15th, Chrism Mass at Christ Church Cathedral
April 17th, Maundy Thursday at Christ Church Cathedral
April 18th, Good Friday at Christ Church Cathedral
April 20th, Easter Day at Christ Church Cathedral
May 23rd, Opening Eucharist at Italian Cultural Centre
May 23rd, Opening Eucharist on youtube
June 22nd, 2014 at Christ Church Cathedral
September 8th, 2014, Induction of the Reverend Kelly Duncan, St. George's, Fort Langley
PARISH VISITS 2014
May 26th, Easter VI, North Vancouver Deanery Combined Worship at St. John the Evangelist
June 8th, The Feast of Pentecost, St. Dunstan, Aldergrove (morning Eucharist), Vancouver Archdeaconry Evensong, St. John's, Shaughnessy
June 22nd, Pentecost 2, Tri-Parish Eucharist and Picnic in Surrey
September 7th, Pentecost 12, Christ Church, Hope
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