Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Yesterday the 120-day canonically mandated period for gathering consents to the ordination and consecration of the Rev. Charlie Holt as the bishop coadjutor of Florida came to a close. A majority of the bishops exercising jurisdiction in The Episcopal Church did not consent to the ordination and consecration. The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida has reported that a majority of the standing committees of the dioceses of The Episcopal Church also did not consent.

In the coming days, I will be in consultation with leaders in the Diocese of Florida, and with others around The Episcopal Church, as we look for the best next steps.
A bishop election is a process that involves the whole church, and we acknowledge that many have been and will continue to be affected by the process. Please hold the whole church in prayer as we move forward.  

Also, please continue to pray for the people, clergy, and other leadership of the Diocese of Florida—and for the Rev. Charlie Holt and his family—as they discern their ways forward.  

Dear Lord, hear our prayer for our brothers and sisters of the Diocese of Florida, for Fr. Charlie Holt and his family, and for us throughout the church. Help us all to hear anew the promises of Jesus that the Holy Spirit will lead us and guide us in difficult and painful times, and that you will be with us always. Lead us all, and guide us into your will and way of love meant for us and all of your children. This we pray through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever. Amen.
The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church