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.


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