At an Electoral Synod, October 3, 2020, held at the Cathedral Church of the diocese, Christ Church and livestreamed on YouTube utilizing remote voting, the Reverend John R. Stephens, Rector of St. John's, Shaughnessy of the Diocese of New Westminster was elected Coadjutor Bishop on the third ballot. He was consecrated January 23, 2021 becoming the Right Reverend John Stephens and was installed and seated the 10th Bishop of New Westminster on February 28, 2021, also the day that the 9th Bishop, the Most Reverend Melissa Skelton retired.

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