Elected on the third ballot,  November 30th, 2013, by a substantial majority of the Electoral Synod, the Right Reverend Melissa Skelton was ordained and installed as the 9th Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster in Vancouver on St. David’s Day, March 1st, 2014, in a three hour liturgy that took place in different locations - the Vancouver Convention Centre, followed by a procession through downtown Vancouver and then at the procession's destination, Christ Church Cathedral. On that day Bishop Melissa began the next phase of a remarkable career in ministry. As Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster, the Right Reverend Melissa Skelton is the chief executive officer of the diocese and the chief liturgical officer, being responsible to head the synod, to ordain, confirm, and to appoint others to church office.The bishop provides pastoral oversight of the whole church within the diocese, and plays a leadership role also at the provincial, national and international level. All significant decision-making by the clergy and laity gathered in synod or council requires the assent of the bishop to become operative.


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