The Bishop of San Joaquin, the Rt. Rev. Eric Menees August 24, 2011Posted by geoconger in Anglican Church in North America.
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The Rt. Rev. Eric Menees will be consecrated as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of San Joaquin on Sept 24, 2011 at the People’s Church in Fresno, California. Archbishop Robert Duncan announcedthe date of his consecration on Aug 20 along with the date of two other consecrations for the ACNA.
On Dec 8, 2007 the San Joaquin diocesan convention voted to withdraw from the Episcopal Church and affiliate with the Province of the Southern Cone. Bishop John-David Schofield resigned his membership in the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops and was received into the Southern Cone. Litigation ensued between the diocese, the national church and a loyalist faction in California.
At this stage there are two dioceses of San Joaquin—Bishop Menees was elected bishop of the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin on May 14, 2011. Here is a link to the latest legal development. The former suffragan bishop of Los Angeles, the Rt. Rev. Chester Talton is the acting bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin.