Bishop Gregory Kerr-Wilson of the diocese of Qu’ Appelle has been elected the new bishop for the diocese of Calgary. He will be installed Sept. 29 at Calgary’s Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, and succeeds Bishop Derek Hoskin, who has retired.
The election took place June 15 at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Calgary. In all, five candidates were considered for the position.
Bishop Kerr-Wilson describes himself as an “evangelical, charismatic Catholic with liberal and conservative tendencies.” He is focused on local leadership “…rather than simply thinking about survival,” he says. “The church’s capital is its people and their faith.”- with files from Tim Christison