Ashdown Is Chosen to Succeed Beardy [Diocese of Keewatin]
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The diocese of Keewatin has chosen its executive archdeacon to be the new diocesan bishop.
Archdeacon David Ashdown was elected on the third ballot. There were three other candidates: Archdeacon Sidney Black, Archdeacon Douglas Greig and Rev. Terry McNear.
Bishop-elect Ashdown succeeds Bishop Gordon Beardy who surprised the church last summer with his resignation. That announcement came just weeks after General Synod where Bishop Beardy delivered a moving and spontaneous absolution to the primate, Archbishop Michael Peers, for the church's role in the residential schools system.
Since Bishop Beardy stepped down, Bishop-elect Ashdown has …
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Publication information: Article title: Ashdown Is Chosen to Succeed Beardy [Diocese of Keewatin]. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Anglican Journal. Volume: 128. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2002. Page number: 7. © Anglican Church of Canada Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.