Coadjutor Bishop The Reverend John Stephens, presently rector at St. John's Shaughnessy, has been elected as Coadjutor Bishop. He will work alongside Archbishop Melissa Skelton until her retirement at the end of February 2021. The Reverend John Stephens was first ordained in 1991, at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Ontario and then served in a three-point rural parish in the Diocese of Huron.
From there he was called to be Rector of St. John’s in Squamish. During his time in this community they planned and built a new church in response to the expanding numbers. Before coming to St John’s Shaughnessy in 2016, John was Rector of St. Philip’s Dunbar for 14 years, and during this time it developed into an active and growing parish.
St. Philip’s has a strong Liturgical tradition, an Outreach Ministry with homeless people on the west side of Vancouver as well having well-established programs for Christian Formation, Stewardship, and Music. As Archdeacon (until May, 2019), Rev. Stephens was involved in the governance and operations in a variety of ways, including parish support, finance, Diocesan Council and other duties as assigned by the Archbishop, Melissa Skelton.
He will be consecrated and ordained a Bishop on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021, and then become Coadjutor Bishop.
On February 28, 2021, Archbishop Skelton will retire. The same day, the Coadjutor Bishop will become the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster.
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