Glasspool receives consents

UPDATED to add reactions

UPDATED again to include ENS report

From Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs received about 6:00 P.M. Lambeth time:

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop’s office notifies Diocese of Los Angeles of successful canonical consent process

Bishop-Elect Glasspool ordination and consecration on May 15

March 17, 2010

The Governance of The Episcopal Church: This information is another in an ongoing series discussing the governance of The Episcopal Church.

The Office of Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has notified the Diocese of Los Angeles that the canonical consent process for Bishop-Elect Mary Douglas Glasspool has been successfully completed.

As outlined under Canon III.11.4 (a), the Presiding Bishop confirmed the receipt of consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction, and has also reviewed the evidence of consents from a majority of standing committees of the Church sent to her by the diocesan standing committee.

Glasspool was elected Bishop Suffragan on December 5, 2009. Her ordination and consecration is slated for May 15; Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori will officiate.

A recap of the process

Upon election, the successful candidate is a bishop-elect. Following some procedural matters including physical and psychological examinations, formal notices are then sent by the Presiding Bishop’s office to bishops with jurisdiction (diocesan bishops only) with separate notices from the electing diocese to the standing committees of each of the dioceses in The Episcopal Church. These notices require their own actions and signatures.

In order for a bishop-elect to become a bishop, Canon III.11.4 (a) of The Episcopal Church mandates that a majority of diocesan bishops AND a majority of diocesan standing committees must consent to the bishop-elect’s ordination and consecration as bishop. These actions – done separately – must be completed within 120 days from the day notice of the election was sent to the proper parties.

…. Following a successful consent process, ordination and celebration are in order….

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  1. tgflux

    Nevermind Lent—

    ALLELUIA!!! TBTG! Gloria in Excelsis! 😀

    JC Fisher


    ¨The world around us should really astound us and NOT cause us to whine and complain!¨

    Thanks Standing Committees

    Thanks Bishops with Jurisdiction

    Thanks TEC diocese of Los Angeles

    Thanks Bishop Bruno!

  3. revsusan

    More breaking news: Special dispensation for Alleluias-during-Lent has been received for the Diocese of L.A. for TODAY ONLY!


    Susan Russell

  4. Doug

    Fabulous, wonderful, great news!

    By the way, I believe it the Episcopal Church OFFICE of Public Affairs, rather than the Episcopal Church of Public Affairs 😉

    Doug Spurlin

    [Corrected – thanks.]

  5. Bill Carroll

    St. Patrick is so pleased right now. To say nothing of our blessed Lord and Lady.

  6. EH Culver


  7. John Houghton

    Just to be clear, Tobias quoted the (apocryphal) Protevangelium of James, not the NT Epistle of James.

  8. hduggie

    I congratulate the Rev. Ms. Glasspool and offer the following to the people of the Diocese of Los Angeles, from St. Teresa of Avila:

    “What a great favor God does to those He places in the company of good people!”

    Douglas Curlin

  9. John, the article you cite is by Andrew Carey; the way you have written it suggests Chris Sugden is the article author whereas Chris Sugden only wrote a brief preface.

  10. John B. Chilton

    Kendall – It’s Chris’s preface to which I am referring.

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