Rev. Sandra Fyfe has been elected the next bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Fyfe has been rector of the Parish of Horton, St. John’s Church, Wolfville, since 2009.
When consecrated as bishop, she will be the 17th person to hold the position, succeeding Archbishop Ron Cutler.
The 149th session of the diocese met Saturday in 11 locations throughout Nova Scotia and P.E.I. and conducted the election by video link because of COVID-19 restrictions.
The other candidates were Rev. Katherine Bourbonniere and Rev. Carl Fraser. Fyfe won on the third ballot, becoming the second woman to be elected bishop of the diocese.
A graduate of Queen’s Theological College in St. John’s, Fyfe was ordained as a deacon in 2000 and as a priest in 2001. She has also served as curate at St. Thomas Church in St. John’s, rector at Christ Church in Shelburne, and priest in charge of the parishes of St. James Church in Kentville and Lockeport-Barrington.
She was archdeacon of the South Shore region until 2009 and archdeacon of the Valley region until 2017.
The diocese has 224 congregations in 96 parishes in Nova Scotia and P.E.I., representing about 25,000 Anglicans.