The Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry elected as Presiding Bishop

The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry was elected by the House of Bishops on the first ballot, with 121 votes out of 174. This the vote tally:

  • Breidenthal – 19
  • Curry – 121
  • Douglas – 13
  • Smith – 21

A deputation from the House of Bishops, the Rt. Revs. Wayne Wright and Todd Ousley, brought word of the election to the House of Deputies, but the name was not announced.

Bishops Wayne Wright and Todd Ousley announce the House of Bishops has made an election.
Bishops Wayne Wright and Todd Ousley announce the House of Bishops has made an election.

Committee 19 for Confirmation of the Presiding Bishop then stepped forward and the Chaplain prayed for them; they left to deliberate on their recommendation to the House about whether to confirm or reject the House of Bishops’ election.

The Committee for the Confirmation of the Presiding Bishop gathers.
The Committee for the Confirmation of the Presiding Bishop gathers.

When the committee left the room, it was suggested by the Secretary that the House take a break so people could eat, but this was vehemently rejected by the deputies. They were determined to wait and stay in session until the committee came back with its decision.

When the committee returned, they made a motion to approve resolution A153 to confirm the House of Bishops’ election of Curry as Presiding Bishop.

The House of Deputies then voted on the motion, confirming Curry’s election with a vote of 800 to 12. When President of the House of Bishops Gay Jennings announced the results and banged the gavel, the House of Deputies was on its feet, singing and clapping.

Michael Curry confirmed as Presiding Bishop
Michael Curry confirmed as Presiding Bishop

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The House of Deputies then sent word to the House of Bishops, informing them of their decision, and they brought Bishop Curry back, with his family and his deputation from North Carolina, to welcome him to the House of Deputies as the newly elected Presiding Bishop.

Bishop Curry is introduced to the House of Deputies

Watch Bishop Curry’s Press Conference

 

See a slideshow of photos from the day.

 

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