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Two Suffragan Bishops Consecrated


On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the Special Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy celebrated its 10th anniversary with the consecration of two new suffragan bishops at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Mountain Brook, Alabama.

The event was broadcast worldwide over the Internet. (Watch the Facebook Live video here.)

On hand to officiate the ceremony were The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach, Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America, The Rt. Rev. Derek Jones, Bishop of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy and ten other Angilcan Church in North America bishops from around the country. The Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns delivered the keynote address with an inspirational sermon on the key principles of serving humbly and effectively as a bishop in protecting the Gospel and those under a bishop’s pastoral care.  He also stressed the importance of spousal support in the success of ministry.

Over 200 chaplains and guests were present for the celebration of this historical event as they welcomed newly consecrated bishops, The Rt. Rev. Mark Nordstrom and The Rt. Rev. Michael Williams, into their ranks. Both will serve as suffragan bishops under the leadership of Bishop Jones. The Special Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy is the endorsing agency for chaplains in the Anglican Church in North America. 

To learn more about the new suffragan bishops and their election, click here.