October 22, 2007
For Immediate Release
AST Graduate Elected Bishop
The Right Reverend Sue Moxley (M.Div. 1984) has been elected Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Bishop Moxley was a member of the faculty at Dalhousie University prior to coming to Atlantic School of Theology (AST) to begin training for priesthood. Since her ordination she has served the church with distinction locally, nationally, and through her work on the Anglican Consultative Council, internationally. Her work at St. Mark’s, Halifax, came to wide public attention when the parish decided to give asylum to a refugee, Sanja Pecelj, who was later granted residency in Canada. Bishop Moxley’s passion for social justice has been a hallmark of her ministry, as has been her commitment to ecumenism. AST President, The Rev. Canon Eric Beresford, expressed his delight at the news and noted that Bishop Moxley was elected by the Synod on the first ballot. “This is a very clear mandate at an important time in the life of the Diocese. We look forward to working with Bishop Moxley to continue to support the development of Anglican ministries for the diocese and region.”
Bishop Moxley is the first woman elected as Diocesan Bishop in the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and only the second female Diocesan Bishop in Canada.
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