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In Memoriam: The Rt. Rev. Terence Kelshaw

The Rt. Rev. Terence Kelshaw



Retired Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande

Retired Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Southwest


Bishop Kelshaw went home to be with the Lord at dawn, Sunday, July 5, 2015. We are grateful for God’s mercy in bringing Bishop Terry to Himself so quickly and without a lengthy time of suffering.


Bishop Kelshaw was born in 1936 in Manchester, England. He studied in London and was ordained in 1967. After parish ministries in London and time in Africa, he moved to the faculty of Trinity College in Ambridge, PA in 1980. Bishop Terence served as the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande from March 1989 to 2004. In the House of Bishops, he was a strong evangelical and theological conservative who opposed the liberal direction of the Episcopal Church. After his retirement, he was received by the Anglican Church of Uganda and served at St. James Newport Beach, CA as “Interim Bishop” in 2008. After returning to Albuquerque, he was a guiding participant in the formation of the Anglican Diocese of the Southwest.   We join many in the ACNA and around the Christian world in celebrating his life among us.


We are confident he was met by hearing his Savior say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”


Please pray for Hazel and the family and for all who grieve the loss of Bishop Terence.


A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday, July 13 at 11 am at the Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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