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The Assistant Bishop of Pittsburgh, the Rt. Rev. Frank Lyons March 29, 2012

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Bishop Frank Lyons

The Diocese of Pittsburgh  announced today that the Bishop of Bolivia, the Rt. Rev. Frank Lyons has been appointed assistant bishop in the Anglican Church in North America diocese.

According to the statement released by the diocese, Bishop Lyons “will assist with pastoral care and oversight to clergy and congregations in the Diocese of Pittsburgh during Archbishop Duncan’s tenure as archbishop. Bishop Lyons will also exercise a special superintendence of diocesan congregations located beyond the Pittsburgh area. “

“We are delighted to welcome Bishop Frank and his wife, Shawnee, to the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh. Bishop Frank is a highly capable leader who brings with him a wealth of experience. I am confident that he will provide the support our clergy and congregations need during this amazing period in our life together as a diocese,” Archbishop Duncan said.

A graduate of Wheaton College, Bishop Lyons trained for the ministry at Nashotah House and earned advanced degrees from the Wheaton Graduate School, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Carey Theological College.  He and his wife Shawnee have seven children.

Bishop Lyon’s new ministry will begin 1 Aug 2012.

The Bishop of Accra, the Rt. Rev. Daniel Torto March 29, 2012

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Dr. Daniel Torto

The election of the Ven. Daniel Torto as Bishop-Coadjutor of the Diocese of Accra has been affirmed by the House of Bishops of the Church of the Province of West Africa (CPWA).

On 21 January 2012 a special meeting of the synod of the Diocese of Accra, Ghana held at Ashalley Botwe in Accra elected Dr Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto (53), Archdeacon of Accra-East and the Diocesan Director of Programme to succeed Archbishop Justice Akrofi.

According to a statement released by the diocesan secretariat, two other candidates were put forward for election with Dr. Torto: the Very Rev. Dr. Emmanuel I. K. Addo, Dean of the Most Holy Trinity Cathedral, Accra,  and the Rev Canon George Kotei Neequaye, Lecturer at Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon.

Dr. Torto was elected on the fourth ballot receiving a two thirds majority of the votes cast.

The new bishop was educated at the University of Ghana, Trinity College, Legon, the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Vision International University USA. He is married to Gladys and has four sons.

Dr. Torto will be consecrated on 24 June 2012 and will assume the office of bishop of the capital city of Ghana following Dr. Akrofi’s retirement on 29 October 2012, when the archbishop turns 70.

The Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, The Rt. Rev. Howard Gregory March 28, 2012

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The Rt. Rev. Howard Gregory

The Suffragan Bishop of Montego Bay has been elected Bishop of the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands at a special meeting of synod held 27 March 2012.

The Rt. Rev. Howard Kingsley Ainsworth Gregory (61) was elected on the second ballot by the 131 clergy and 200 lay delegates to the Elective Assembly held at St Luke’s Church Hall in Cross Roads. On the first round of voting, the Suffragan Bishop of Kingston, the Rt. Rev. Robert Thompson, led in the balloting but fell short of the two thirds majority required. However, Bishop Thompson withdrew following the first ballot and Bishop Howard received two-thirds of the vote on the second round.

Ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Jamaica in 1974, Bishop Gregory began his ministry as Chaplain to the University of the West Indies in Mona. In 2002 he was named Suffragan Bishop of Montego Bay and has been serving as the Canonical Administrator of the diocese since January 2012 following the retirement of Bishop Alfred Reid.

Bishop Gregory holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in theology from the University of the West Indies, a Master of Sacred Theology from Columbia Theological Seminary in Georgia, , a Master’s degree in business administration from the Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend, Indiana, and Doctor of Divinity degrees from the Graduate Theological Foundation and the Virginia Theological Seminary.

Here is a link to a report in the Gleaner.

The Bishop of Western Kowloon, the Rt. Rev. Andrew Chan Au-Ming March 27, 2012

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The Rt. Rev. Andrew Chan Au-Ming

The Second Bishop of the Western Kowloon Diocese of the Anglican Church in Hong Kong,  the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui was consecrated to the episcopate on 25 March 2012 at St. John’s Cathedral.

The Rt. Rev. Andrew Chan Au-Ming was elected bishop at a meeting of the diocesan convention in July 2011 and succeeds Dr. Thomas Soo.

Ordained in 1992, as educated at the seminary of the Hong Kong diocese and earned a Master’s Degree from the University of London in 2004.  Bishop Chan was the dean of St John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong at the time of his election.

He will be installed as bishop of Western Kowloon at All Saints‘ Cathedral, Mongkok on 26 March 2012.

Bishop Chan, 50, was ordained a priest in 1992 and obtained a master’s degree in pastoral theology from the University of London in 2004. A year later, he was appointed the first Chinese pastor of St John’s Cathedral.

Here is a link to the diocesan website.

The Assistant Bishop of Canberra & Goulburn, the Rt. Rev. Ian Lambert December 17, 2011

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The Bishop of Canberra & Goulburn has an assistant bishop. The Rt. Rev. Stuart Robinson has appointed Archdeacon Ian Lambeth Assistant Bishop region of the Coast, Southern Monaro and the Snowy. The appointment has been endorsed by the diocesan synod and has the “Bishop in Council, the Primate and the Bishops of the Province of NSW,” he wrote on 3 December 2011.

The diocesan statement said the post would be part time, and would be combined with the positions of rector of Batemans Bay. The part-time position will allow the new bishop “to serve within and be cared for by a local community of faith.” Bishop Robinson said.

The consecration for the new bishop is scheduled for 31 March 2012 at St. Saviours Cathedral, Goulburn. The chief Consecrator will be Dr Brain Farran, Bishop of Newcastle.

Here is a report from Anglican Media Melbourne on the appointment.

The Assistant Bishop of Canberra & Goulburn, the Rt. Rev. Genieve Blackwell December 17, 2011

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Genieve Blackwell

The Bishop of Canberra & Goulburn has appointed the diocese’s first woman assistant bishop. The Rt. Rev. Stuart Robinson has appointed Archdeacon Genieve Blackwell to be Assistant Bishop with responsibility for Wagga Wagga, the North-West and South-West of the diocese.  The appointment has been endorsed by the diocesan synod and has the “Bishop in Council, the Primate and the Bishops of the Province of NSW,” he wrote on 3 December 2011.

The diocesan statement said the post would be part time, and would be combined with the positions of rector of Turvey Park and Archdeacon of Wagga Wagga.

The consecration for the new bishop is scheduled for 31 March 2012 at St. Saviours Cathedral, Goulburn. The chief Consecrator will be Dr Brain Farran, Bishop of Newcastle.

Here is a link to an ABC story announcing the appointment.

The Bishop of Kajiado, the Rt. Rev. Gadiel Katanga Lenini December 17, 2011

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The Anglican Church of Kenya’s Diocese of Kajiado has elected its second bishop.  On 26 November 2011 the diocesan synod elected the Rev. Gadiel Katanga Lenini in succession to the Rt. Rev. John Mutua Taama (who was consecrated on 3 August 1997.)

Located to the south of Nairobi along the border with Tanzania across from Mt Kilimanjaro, the diocese was formed in January 1993 and carved out of the Diocese of Nairobi.

The AKC reports that although the Diocese is in Maasai land, members of many other communities such as Kikuyu, Kamba and Luo live in the area. It is largely rural (technically semi-arid) with few resources. Agriculture is the main occupation.

A graduate of St. Paul’s College in Limuru, Rev. Katanga had been the provost of St. Emmanuel Cathedral in Kajiado. He is 42 years old married and with three children. He succeeds Bishop Daniel Taama who has served in the diocese for 14 years.

The date of the bishop’s consecration and enthronement has yet to be announced.

The Bishop of Nakura, The Rt. Rev. Joseph Kamwati Muchai December 17, 2011

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The Anglican Church of Kenya (AKC)  Diocese of Nakura has elected the Rev. Canon Joseph Kamwati Muchai as bishop.  Meeting on 26 November 2011 the diocese elected Canon Muchai to succeed Bishop Stephen Njihia Mwangi, who was consecrated on 8 April 1990.

Formed in 1960, the Diocese of Nakura is northwest of Nairobi and centered round the town of Nakura, the capital of the Rift Valley Province.

The AKC reports the new bishop holds a Masters degree in Theology from Queens University in Belfast and is married with two children.

The date of his consecration has not yet been set.

The Bishop of Popondetta, the Rt. Rev. Lindsley Ihove November 30, 2011

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At its October meeting of the General Synod, the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea (ACPNG) elected the Rev. Lindsley Ihove to be the next Bishop of the Diocese of Popondetta. (The diocese is also spelled Popondota)

Mr. Ihove was the Director of Mission and Evangelism for the Diocese of Popondetta at the time of his election.  He was consecrated bishop of the northern New Guinea diocese on 27 November 2011 at the Church of the Resurrection in Popondetta.  He succeeds the Most Rev. Joe Kopapa as bishop of the diocese. Under the terms of the reorganization of the ACPNG, the archbishop of the province will no longer serve as a diocesan bishop, but will oversee the church as metropolitan working from the provincial office in Lae.

On a sad note, the day after his consecration, Bishop Ihove was robbed by bandits, who stole all of the gifts and offerings presented to him at his consecration the day before. Here is a link to a local news story about the event.

The General Secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Ven. Michael Thompson October 6, 2011

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Archdeacon Michael Thompson

Archbishop Fred Hiltz of Canada has announced the appointment of a new General Secretary for the Anglican Church of Canada. Archdeacon Michael Thompson will assume office on Nov 1.

Here is a report from Canada’s Anglican Journal on the new General Secretary.

Archdeacon Michael Thompson, 55, rector of St. Jude’s Anglican Church in Oakville, Ont., has been appointed general secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada.

Thompson succeeds Archdeacon Michael Pollesel as chief operating officer for General Synod on Nov. 1. The Council of General Synod (CoGS) ratified Thompson’s appointment by an e-mail vote on Sept. 2.

“Michael brings a lot of gifts to the ministry,” said Archbishop Fred Hiltz when he announced the appointment to Church House staff in Toronto on Sept. 6. The primate of the Anglican Church of Canada then went on to describe Thompson as a gifted communicator and noted his contribution as the principal author of Vision 2019, the church’s strategic plan. In tandem with the primate, the General Secretary “represents the heart and the voice of the church,” Archbishop Hiltz told the Anglican Journal.

For Thompson, the journey begins with helping the church embrace its future. “We need to learn how General Synod can make new things possible in the life of the church at every level,” he told the Journal. To do this, he added, “we need to learn how to do new things in addition to what we already know. I see this role as a place where those two conversations meet.”

Building relationships will be a priority. “It’s about bringing together all the ways in which the spirit of God is moving in the lives of people and communities,” said Thompson, who also will supervise the day-to-day operations of the national office and its staff of about 60.

From 2001 to 2004, Thompson served as principal secretary to Archbishop Michael Peers, who was then primate. He has served on many General Synod committees, including Communications and Information Resources (chair). From 1978 to 1980, he was a national coordinator for the Anglican Youth Movement.

Thompson completed his master of divinity and doctor of divinity degrees at Trinity College, University of Toronto, and served parishes in Edmonton, Westaskiwin, Alta. and Toronto.

Thompson is married to Deborah Tregunno, professor of nursing at York University. They have three grown children: Ian, Rachel, and Daniel.

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