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Petition adds woman candidate for bishop of Atlanta

Petition adds woman candidate for bishop of Atlanta

The Diocese of Atlanta announced that The Rev. Martha N. Macgill, rector of Memorial Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Maryland., has been nominated by petition for tenth bishop of Atlanta. The slate announced last month included no women.

The press release says:

She becomes one of six individuals on the final slate of priests to stand for election of the 10th bishop of Atlanta June 2 at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta. Macgill, 54, is a priest of the Diocese of Maryland.

View Macgill’s applicant-submitted résumé here.

Her responses to three essay questions are included in an updated candidates presentation booklet here.

The other candidates, announced last month, are:

• The Rev. George F. Adamik (58), Rector, St. Paul’s Church, Cary, N.C., Diocese of North Carolina

• The Rev. Michael A. Bird (44), Rector, Christ Church, Bronxville, N.Y., Diocese of New York

• The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (55) Dean, Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Ga., Diocese of Atlanta

• The Rev. Canon James H. Pritchett Jr. (55) Canon to the Ordinary, Diocese of Western North Carolina, Diocese of Western North Carolina; and

• The Very Rev. Robert C. Wright (48) Rector, St. Paul’s Church, Atlanta, Ga., and Dean, Mid-Atlanta Convocation, Diocese of Atlanta.

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