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The Suffragan Bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America: Church of Nigeria, the Rt. Rev. Julian Dobbs August 19, 2011

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The Rt. Rev. Julian Dobbs, Suffragan Bishop of CANA

The House of Bishops of the Church of Nigeria has confirmed the election of the Ven. Julian Dobbs as suffragan bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America.  Meeting at the Ibru Center in Agbarha-Otor, Delta State on July 6,  the Nigerian bishops affirmed the March 4 election by CANA of the new bishop suffragan to CANA bishop the Rt. Rev Martyn Minns.

According to the press release from the March election “Bishop-elect Julian Dobbs currently serves as an archdeacon and missioner in CANA. He and Brenda, his wife, and their three children are natives of New Zealand and have resided in the U.S. since 2006. He was ordained in 1991 and went on to plant three congregations and served as the rector of the fastest growing congregation in New Zealand. Amongst his public outreach ministries, he hosted a weekly 60-minute television program.

From 2004 to 2008, Dobbs served as the Executive Director of the Barnabas Fund in New Zealand and in the U.S. While serving the Barnabas Fund, he worked in six continents to minister to persecuted Christians and to bring relief in times of natural disasters such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami when he ministered in Aceh, Indonesia. In addition to his current duties of assisting CANA’s episcopate with pastoral issues and congregational development, Dobbs is one of 12 members of the ACNA’s Executive Committee and serves as chair of the ACNA’s task force on Islam.”

Here is a link to the Church of Nigeria announcement and the CANA announcement from the spring.  Bishop-elect Dobbs will be consecrated on Sept 25, 2011 at the Archbishop Vining Memorial Cathedral in Lagos.

A clerical error appears to have been made by the Anglican Communion News Service on this election.  The announcement from the Church of Nigeria of the episcopal elections of July 6 appears on the ACNS website has been truncated.  The paragraph announcing Bishop-elect Dobb’s election is missing from the ACNS version.


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