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Episcopal Church in SC nominates next Bishop Provisional

Episcopal Church in SC nominates next Bishop Provisional

The Rt. Rev. Gladstone B. “Skip” Adams III has been nominated to the next provisional bishop of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina to succeed Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg, who is retiring.

The Standing Committee nominated Bishop Adams, who is retiring as Bishop of Central New York, and called a special convention for September 10 at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston, where delegates will vote to install him as Bishop Provisional.


Adams was the unanimous choice of the Standing Committee, said the committee’s president, the Rev. Jean McGraw. The nomination follows a four-month search process and interviews with several potential nominees, coordinated with help from Bishop Clay Matthews of the Episcopal Church’s Office of Pastoral Development.

Bishop vonRosenberg, who has served as provisional bishop for three-and-a-half years, announced in January that he would be retiring after his 2015-2016 calendar of episcopal visitations concluded this month. McGraw said the Standing Committee has asked him to remain in office until his successor takes office, and vonRosenberg has agreed to do so.


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John Chilton

Still no decision from the South Carolina Supreme Court. Does anyone have a theory that could explain the delay? The case was heard in September.

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