Diocese of West Tennessee notified of successful canonical consent process

Bishop-Elect Roaf ordination and consecration on May 4

Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs
Posted Mar 22, 2019

The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, that Bishop-Elect Phoebe A. Roaf 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 Roaf ought not to be ordained as bishop, and that her election was conducted in accordance with the Canons.

The Rev. Phoebe A. Roaf was elected Bishop on November 17. Presiding Bishop Curry will officiate at her May 4 ordination and consecration service.