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New bishop for Western Anglicans

The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America has appointed the Rev. M. Keith Andrews as bishop of the Diocese of Western Anglican

The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America has appointed the Rev. M. Keith Andrews as bishop of the Diocese of Western Anglicans in succession to the Rt. Rev. William Thompson.

Dr. Andrews was appointed bishop of the diocese by the members of the church’s college of bishops meeting on 10 Oct 2014 in Atlanta. Since 2005 he has served as rector of Living Faith Anglican Church in Tempe and last year was appointed Dean of Arizona and Nevada. The largest geographic diocese in the ACNA, the Diocese of Western Anglicans is based in Southern California and has 29 congregations in four deaneries: San Diego, Orange County/Los Angeles, Arizona/Nevada and the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Andrews and Fr. Russell Martin, Dean of San Diego and rector of Christ the King Anglican Church in San Diego were the two candidates considered by the bishops at their meeting. The consecration of the new bishop has been scheduled for 25 Jan 2015 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach.

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