Winfield Mott

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The Right Reverend
Winfield Mott
Diocesan Bishop
Church Anglican
Diocese Reformed Episcopal Diocese of the West
In office 2011-2016
Orders
Consecration 2011

Winfield Mott is an American Anglican bishop. He is a bishop in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) and at the Reformed Episcopal Church.[1] He became the second bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Diocese of the West in 2011. He is currently Vicar General of the Convocation of the West of the Missionary Diocese of All Saints.[2]

Biography[edit]

Mott was previously a parish priest in Deming and Silver City, New Mexico from 2000 until 2011. He serves as a member of ACNA's Ecumenical Relations Task Force and the ACNA Immigration Task Force.[3]

In 2011, Mott, the formerly co-adjutor bishop of the West, became diocesan bishop upon Boyce's retirement.[4] Anticipating Mott's retirement in 2016,[5] and without the support of REC bishops to elect a diocesian bishop necessary for the diocese to continue, the standing committee of the Diocese of the West voted unanimously to transition from an REC diocese into a convocation within the Missionary Diocese of All Saints.[6] The last synod of the Diocese of the West was held on April 5–6, 2016, and the organizing synod of the Convocation of the West was on April 6–7, 2016, and overlapping the concluding synod of the Diocese of the West. At the organizing synod, Mott was elected the Vicar General.[7]

In 2011, he was elected vicar-general for ACNA's Anglican Diocese of the Southwest. He became their first Vicar General upon their admission at ACNA as a full member diocese in June 2013.[8] He held office both as bishop of the REC Diocese of the West and as Vicar General of the Anglican Diocese of the Southwest, which he was until 2014.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Leadership". Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Our Leadership". Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Our Leadership". Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Our Leadership". Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Convocation Status". Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Convocation Status". Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "For Immediate Release: Anglican Convocation of the West". Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "Our Leadership". Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Diocese created
Vicar General of the Diocese of the Southwest
2013–2014
Succeeded by
J. Mark Zimmerman (as first bishop)
Preceded by
Richard Boyce
Diocesan Bishop, Diocese of the West
2011–2016
Succeeded by
Diocese transitioned to the Convocation of the West
Preceded by
Convocation of the West created
Vicar General of the Convocation of the West
2016–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent