Sunday, March 9, 2008

New Bishop In Edmonton

From the Anglican Journal in Canada:

Jane Alexander, rector of All Saints Cathedral and dean of Edmonton, was elected on March 8 bishop of the diocese. Chosen on the third ballot, she received 52 clergy votes and 89 lay votes.

A relative newcomer to holy orders, she was ordained to the priesthood in 2001, served several parishes in the diocese and has served as dean since 2006. She began her professional life in 1981 as a music teacher in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, however her interest in church life was apparent as her B.A. in music from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, earned in 1980, analyzed English liturgical music from 1370 to 1430.

Tim Chesterton, of Tale Spin, who is an Anglican priest, musician, and writer in the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton, sent me the news and the link to the article.

May God bless Jane Alexander in her new ministry as Bishop-elect of the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton.


  1. Diane, it does. Tim is pleased with her choice.

  2. Newcastle Upon Tyne!! So the New World got her and the Priest Who May Be Mad stayed behind. Interesting trade.

  3. SusanKay, that's interesting, isn't it?

  4. DP, looks as if you've sent us a good one this time. Thanks.

  5. She has the ability to fill churches and is certainly worth listening to

  6. Padre Mickey, I'll do the tag, because I was thinking of doing it anyway when I saw it at FranIAm's blog.

    Listener, thanks for visiting and giving us the good word on Bishop-elect Alexander.


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