Douglas named Episcopal bishop

Rev. Dr. Ian T. DouglasHARTFORD — The Rev. Dr. Ian T. Douglas has been elected as the 15th bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. The 50-year-old priest was elected Saturday at the general convention for the diocese, which was held in Hartford.

He will succeed Bishop Andrew Smith, who has led the diocese since 1999. Smith will retire from the diocese in January.

Douglas will move to Connecticut from Cambridge, Mass., where he currently serves as angus dun professor of mission and world christianity at Episcopal Divinity School. He also serves as associate priest at St. James Church in Cambridge.

It is the first time a bishop has been elected from outside the diocese.

Douglas ran against Bishop Suffragan Jim Curry, Rev. Beth Fain, rector, of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Cypress, Texas and Rev. Mark Delcuze, rector of St. Stephens Church in Ridgefield.

For more information on the election and the convention, visit The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut’s Web site.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s