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The Electoral Synod that took place on Saturday, October 3, 2020 resulted in the election on the third ballot of the Reverend John Stephens.

The Right Reverend John Stephens was ordained as Co-Adjutor Bishop on January 23, 2021 at Christ Church Cathedral. The Metropolitan, the Most Reverend Melissa Skelton presided and was joined by ordaining bishops: the Right Reverend David Lehmann, Bishop of Caledonia and the Right Reverend Lynne McNaughton, Bishop of Kootenay. Bishop McNaughton was the preacher.

Only the principals were present onsite for the liturgy which was livestreamed. Here is a link:

The service begins at the 20:30 mark

On February 28, 2021, Archbishop Melissa Skelton's retirement date, now Bishop Stephens will be seated and installed as the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster.

Information about this liturgy will be broadly circulated as it becomes available.

Here is a link to coverage of the Electoral Synod results on the diocesan website

Biography section to read Bishop Stephen's autobiography and link to Nomination Form.

Rev. Stephen's Responses to the Diocesan Profile .

Bishop Stephen's Video Interview and Post Election address

Here is a link to the Electoral Synod results coverage article on this website