On Thursday, January 18, bishops, clergy and lay gathered at St. Andrew’s, Cathedral in Prince Rupert for the Consecration of the 10th Bishop of the diocese, David Lehmann. Now-Bishop Lehmann was elected on the 20th ballot, the full canonical run of an episcopal election on October 25, 2017.
At the time he was elected Bishop, David was regional dean of the Upper Mackenzie in the diocese of Arctic and the rector of St. John’s in Fort Smith, NWT. According to the Anglican Journal’s report by Joelle Kidd, on election day he said he was “utterly overwhelmed” by the election result.
All the members of the Provincial House of Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of BC/Yukon were present including Bishop Melissa Skelton of the diocese of New Westminster. Another member of our diocese, the Chancellor of the Ecclesiastical Province, Douglas MacAdams Q.C; ODNW was also present. Bishop Logan McMenamee and Bishop Melissa served as Bishop David’s presenters so they were charged with “vesting” the newly consecrated bishop.
Please remember the diocese of Caledonia and the new bishop in your prayers.