Magazine article Anglican Journal

Archbishop Percy Coffin Announces Retirement

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Archbishop Percy Coffin Announces Retirement

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Archbishop Percy Coffin, metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Canada since 2014 and bishop of the diocese of Western Newfoundland since 2003, is planning to retire following the election of a successor this summer.

An election to pick a coadjutor bishop for the diocese will be held in Corner Brook, Nfld., June 3. The date of the election of his successor as metropolitan will be decided by the provincial executive.

Coffin, 64, said a number of factors were behind the decision, "I've reached the age, and it'll be 14 years, and it's very tiring work," he said. "It's time for somebody else to lead as well... I think I've done what I can and I'm grateful for it. It's been a good ride and I'd like to go on this note."

Coffin said he greatly admired all the people who worked to keep the church running in his diocese during his time as bishop, and priest, when it was facing the enormous challenge of dramatic out-migration. …

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