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Saturday, February 13, 2016

THE RIGHT REVEREND LINDA NICHOLLS ELECTED AS COADJUTOR BISHOP FOR THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF HURON

London, Ontario – February 13, 2016 – The Right Reverend Linda Nicholls, area bishop of Trent-Durham and bishop suffragan, Diocese of Toronto, was elected coadjutor bishop by the Synod of the Diocese of Huron convened at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Ontario on Saturday, Feb. 13.

Nicholls was elected among eight candidates as the first woman bishop in Huron after 3 ballots, acquiring majority of the vote of both the laity and the clergy.

“I am delighted that people of Huron gathered in Synod have called the Rt. Rev. Linda Nicholls to the office of coadjutor bishop for the Diocese of Huron. She is a gifted and faithful leader who will help chart our future to that place where God-in-Christ wills us to be. I very much look forward to working with her”, said Bishop of Huron the Right Reverend Robert Bennett upon announcing the results.

As coadjutor bishop, the Right Rev. Nicholls will automatically become the 13th Bishop of Huron when the Right Rev. Bishop Robert Bennett retires.

Nicholls was ordained a deacon on Nov. 3, 1985. A year later she was ordained a priest and on Feb. 2, 2008 she was consecrated bishop suffragan for the Diocese of Toronto.

Bishop Nicholls is co-chair of Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue in Canada, member of Faith Worship and Ministry Committee, Anglican Church of Canada, chair of Standing Committee on Religious Orders, Anglican Church of Canada House of Bishops, episcopal member of Doctrine and Worship Committee, Diocese of Toronto.

The Right Rev. Bishop Nicholls is Doctor of Ministry (Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, 2002) and honorary Doctor of Divinity (Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, 2008).

More on coadjutor bishop elected: http://www.diohuron.org/what/episcopal/election/election-nicholls.php
 

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