Thursday, March 03, 2011
The Anglican District of Virginia announces two candidates for Bishop of new Anglican diocese
The Anglican District of Virginia announced today that The Rt. Rev'd John Guernsey and Archdeacon Julian Dobbs have been proposed for bishop have been proposed by the ADV nominations committee established by the 2009 ADV Synod.
The ADV Synod Council has called a Constitutional Convention for May 20 and 21, 2011, where the Synod will consider the proposed governing constitution and canons for a new diocese in the Anglican Church in North America. With the expected approval of the governing documents, there will immediately follow the election of the new bishop as established in the governing documents.
Following the election of a new bishop, the ADV will formally submit an application at the end of May to establish a new diocese in the Anglican Church in North America.
Currently, the Anglican District of Virginia numbers of 40 congregations with almost 7000 people actively worshiping in church each Sunday
The Rt. Rev'd John Guernsey is currently the bishop of the non-geographic Diocese of the Holy Spirit in the Anglican Church in North America. The Venerable Julian Dobbs currently serves as the archdeacon for the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA).