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suffragan

a. (of any bishop of a diocese) subordinate to and assisting his superior archbishop or metropolitan
b. (of any assistant bishop) having the duty of assisting the bishop of the diocese to which he is appointed but having no ordinary jurisdiction in that diocese
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Consecrated in May 2010 and taking up her post as bishop suffragan in July, Glasspool now has no dearth of contact with parishes, serving the clergy and congregations of the almost 150 parishes and missions in the far-flung diocese.
He had previously served as executive assistant to the archbishop of Toronto from 1992 to 2003, archdeacon of York (1994-2003) and bishop suffragan of Toronto and area bishop of Trent-Durham (2003-2004).
(ENS)--Bavi Edna "Nedi" Rivera was elected bishop suffragan in the diocese of Olympia in May, making her the first Hispanic woman bishop and the 12th woman bishop in the history of the Episcopal Church in the United States.
He was elected last January to the position of bishop suffragan to the metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of British Columbia and the Yukon and is responsible for the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (the group of parishes which once comprised the diocese of Cariboo).
The choice of Canon Gordon Light as bishop suffragan to the metropolitan of British Columbia and the Yukon, with responsibility for the central interior of B.C., was confirmed Jan.
In 1936, he was ordained deacon in Toronto by Archbishop Derwyn Owen of Toronto, who was then also primate of all Canada, In 1960, he was elected bishop suffragan of Edmonton.