Magazine article Anglican Journal

New Prolocutor, Deputy Prolocutor Elected

Magazine article Anglican Journal

New Prolocutor, Deputy Prolocutor Elected

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July 7-12 Richmond Hill, Ont.

A former deputy prolocutor and a facilitator in the School for Congregational Development in the diocese of New Westminster have been elected the new prolocutor and deputy prolocutor, respectively, of General Synod for the next three years.

Cynthia Haines-Turner, of the diocese of Western Newfoundland, was elected prolocutor on the first ballot July 8.

Haines-Turner served as deputy prolocutor since 2013. She brings considerable experience to her new role, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, said after her election. When current prolocutor Harry Huskins had recently suffered from ill health, Hiltz said, "Cynthia was just right there to be his partner" and ensured that necessary work was completed.

Haines-Turner has served on numerous church committees and working groups at various levels, including the national governance working group and planning and agenda team, according to nomination information filed for General Synod. Her experience as a member of Council of General Synod (CoGS) goes back to 1995.

Elected as deputy prolocutor was Archdeacon Lynne McNaughton, of the diocese of New Westminster. …

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