First Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Carolinas
Consecration Service Held at St. Andrew’s Church in Mount Pleasant, SC, on Saturday, Aug. 25.
On Saturday, August 25, bishops, leaders, and members of the Anglican Church in North America rejoiced at St. Andrew’s Church in Mount Pleasant, SC, as they stood witness to the ordination of the Rev. Steve Wood as bishop of the newly formed Diocese of the Carolinas – a Provincial diocese that oversees parishes and missions in North and South Carolina.
The Anglican Diocese of the Carolinas equips clergy and congregations to fulfill the Great Commandments (Mk.12:29-31) and the Great Commission (Mt.28:19-20) by leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ through evangelism, personal discipleship, and the nurturing and planting of congregations.
The Rt. Rev. Steve Wood, rector of St. Andrew’s Church, is also serving as the first bishop for the Diocese of the Carolinas. Wood has been with St. Andrew’s Church and its congregation as it has grown to a membership of 3,150. Under the Bishop Wood’s leadership St. Andrew’s also has been successful in church planting, starting two churches in Goose Creek and downtown Charleston, SC.
11 bishops and 33 priests were in the procession at last weekend’s ordination service. The Most Rev. Robert Duncan, Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America served as the Chief Consecrator and was assisted by The Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali (Diocese of Masindi-Kitara and Archbishop-elect of the Church of Uganda), The Rt. Rev. Roger Ames (Diocese of the Great Lakes), The Rt. Rev. Alphonza Gadsden, Sr. (Diocese of the Southeast, Reformed Episcopal Church) and The Rt. Rev. John Guernsey (Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic). Over 600 people attended the service.