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Bishop of Meath & Kildare elected: The Church of England Newspaper, February 10, 2013 February 15, 2013

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Bishop-elect Leslie Stevenson of Meath & Kildare

The Archdeacon of Meath and Kildare, the Ven. Leslie Stevenson, has been elected Bishop of Meath and Kildare at a meeting of the diocesan electoral college held at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin on 28 Jan 2013.

Archdeacon Stevenson (53) the Rector of Portarlington in Kildare will succeed Archbishop Richard Clarke as bishop, following his translation to Armagh last December.

Educated at the University of Ulster and the Church of Ireland Theological College, Bishop-elect Stevenson served in Northern Ireland in the Diocese of Down & Dromore until his appointment to Portarlington in 1999.

In a statement released following his election, the bishop–elect said: ‘I have served in Meath and Kildare for over thirteen years and enjoyed a very happy working relationship with the now Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Clarke. Now I am about to serve the diocese in a new way as bishop. I am looking forward to working in a rural diocese which I have come to know so well and to the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead as well as making a contribution to civic life. I also look forward to working with my fellow bishops in due course.’

The Church of Ireland’s House of Bishops must affirm the election and at that point a date for his consecration will be set, the Church of Ireland Press Office said.

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