On Thursday, May 16, 2019, the Reverend Dr. Lynne McNaughton was consecrated and installed as the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Kootenay.
The liturgies took place at two different locations in the BC Interior's City of Kelowna. The Ordination Eucharist was celebrated at St. Charles Garnier Roman Catholic Church and the installation took place at St. Michael's, the Cathedral church of the Diocese of Kootenay.
Presiding was the Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of BC and Yukon, the Most Reverend Melissa Skelton and preaching at the Eucharist was the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Most Reverend Fred Hiltz. The bishops of the province and a number of retired bishops of the province and of the national church were present and participating in the laying on of hands during the ordination of the new bishop. There were 16 bishops and archbishops in attendance.
A good many folks from the Diocese of New Westminster were in attendance including a group of 20 from St. Clement's, Lynn Valley the parish church where Bishop McNaughton had just completed 11 years as rector. Also in attendance and participating in the liturgy were Bishop McNaughton's children, Elizabeth and Anne Kessler and her husband the Reverend Dr. Gerald Hobbs.
One of the people from our diocese present was Jane Dittrich of Christ Church Cathedral who is a regular contributor to diocesan communications. Jane took many photos and selected a few to share with the diocese here on these news pages.
- A posed photo of Bishop Lynne with Archbishop Skelton, Bishop Greg Mohr and Bishop David Lehmann
- Order of Service Cover
- Bishop-Elect Rev. Dr. Lynne McNaughton and Archbishop and Metropolitan Melissa Skelton share a laugh during the Consecration rehearsal
- Archbishop Douglas Hambidge and Archbishop and Metropolitan Melissa Skelton chat in the robing room prior to the Consecration Eucharist
- Bishop Gordon Light, Executive Archdeacon of the Diocese of New Westminster, the Venerable Douglas Fenton, and Archdeacon of Burrard, the Venerable Kevin Hunt in the robing room before the Consecration
- Bishop-Elect Rev. Dr. Lynne McNaughton and Chaplain to the Bishop-Elect, the Rev Anne Privett in the robing room before the Consecration procession
- The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and Archbishop and Metropolitan Melissa Skelton chat before the Consecration procession. The primate was the preacher at the Eucharist.
- The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz (on the left) and gathered Bishops lay hands on Bishop-Elect Rev. Dr. Lynne McNaughton
- Bishop-Elect, Rev. Dr. Lynne McNaughton during The Examination by the Archbishop and Metropolitan, The Most Rev. Melissa Skelton
- Bishop-Elect, Rev. Dr. Lynne McNaughton during The Examination by the Metropolitan and Archbishop, The Most Rev. Melissa Skelton
- Bishop-Elect Lynne McNaughton kneels before The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz and gathered Bishops during The Examination
- Archbishop and Metropolitan Melissa Skelton, The Primate, Fred Hiltz, robed clergy and bishops and all gathered in the congregation applaud the newly ordained Bishop Lynne McNaughton
- Bishop Gordon Light, Bishop Michael Ingham, The Most Rev. John Privett (former Metropolitan and Archbishop, and McNaughton's predecessor as Bishop of Kootenay), Bishop David Irwin, the retired Bishop of Saskatoon and Archbishop Douglas Hambidge during the Eucharistic Prayer
- Archbishop and Metropolitan Melissa Skelton and Bishop Lynne McNaughton during The Breaking of the Bread Bishop
- Lynne McNaughton puts on her mitre for the first time prior to her installation at the Cathedral Church of St Michael & All Angels. With her is Bishop's chaplain, the Rev. Anne Privett. Bishop McNaughton's mitre was a gift from Bishop James Cowan, retired Bishop of the Diocese of British Columbia
- Bishop Lynne McNaughton knocks (with the Bishop's Staff) three times on the entrance door to the Cathedral Church of St Michael & All Angels prior to the installation service
- A different POV of the knocking with the staff
- Bishop Lynne McNaughton enters the Cathedral Church of St Michael & All Angels for the first time as Consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of Kootenay
- The Most Rev. John Privett presents Bishop Lynne McNaughton with the Diocesan Pastoral Staff at the Cathedral's entrance door. As he passed her the Staff, he said to her, "what a joy", prior to the Seating of the Bishop liturgy
- Brian Walks, ODNW submitted this photo of a smiling Bishop McNaughton.
- Prior to the liturgies, the Reverend Ron Barnes poses for a photo with photographer/reporter, Jane Dittrich.