Saturday, August 4, 2007
The Very Rev. Mark J. Lawrence is Re-elected!
Today a special electing convention of our Diocese convened at St. James, James Island and re-elected The Very Rev. Mark J. Lawrence to be our Fourteenth Bishop.
Unofficial votes were: In the clergy order - 78 yes, 2-no, and 2-abstain; In the lay order: parish churches: 43 yes, 3-no, and 1-abstain; Of the mission churches: 7-yes, 0-no, and 1/2-abstain. Notes about votes: mission churches are accorded 1/2 vote each, and, in both the parish and mission church delegations, a divided vote counts as a no.
May the requests for consents be returned in the affirmative with reverent alacrity!