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The Rev. Matthew Foster Heyd Is Bishop Coadjutor-Elect of the Episcopal Diocese of New York

Following the announcement of the result of the fourth round of balloting at approximately 2:15 p.m. today, in a special election convention at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan, the Rev. Matthew Foster Heyd, the rector of the Church of the Heavenly Rest in Manhattan, was declared Bishop Coadjutor-elect of the Diocese of New York.

To be complete, the election must now receive the consent, delivered to the Presiding Bishop, of a majority of Bishops of the Episcopal Church exercising jurisdiction, and the consent of a majority of the standing committees of the dioceses of the Episcopal Church, delivered to the Standing Committee of the Diocese of New York.

The consecration of the Bishop Coadjutor is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine.

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