The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Massachusetts has announced a five-member slate in searching for its 16th bishop.
A nominee by petition has withdrawn from the slate for bishop suffragan of New York.
The Diocese of Maryland is accepting applications and will vote in May.
Episcopalians have until Sept. 20 to state their priorities for the next presiding bishop.
The bishop coadjutor will succeed the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, who in January announced his intention to retire.
The Rt. Rev. Philip M. Duncan II, third Bishop of the Central Gulf Coast, has called for the election of his successor.
“Bishops are called to believe when others can’t and to proclaim their faith when others won’t.”
The Diocese of New Jersey has elected the Rev. Canon William H. “Chip” Stokes as its 12th bishop.
The Diocese of Western Michigan has announced two women and one man as nominees to become its ninth bishop.
The Rev. R. David Cox is a nominee by petition in the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.