Diocese of Southern Virginia notified of successful canonical consent process

Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs
Posted Jan 2, 2020

The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and Registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, that Bishop-Elect Susan B. Haynes has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process detailed in Canon III.11.3.

In giving consent to her ordination and consecration, Standing Committees and bishops with jurisdiction attest to knowing of “no impediment on account of which” Bishop-Elect Haynes ought not to be ordained as bishop, and that her election was conducted in accordance with the Canons.

The Rev. Susan B. Haynes was elected Bishop on September 21, 2019.  Her consecration and ordination service will be on February 1, 2020.