Robert Hirschfeld http://nhpr.org en Incoming Bishop Sees Vibrant Community, Not Disunity, in Episcopal Diocese http://nhpr.org/post/incoming-bishop-sees-vibrant-community-not-disunity-episcopal-diocese <p>This weekend the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire formally begins the process of installing its next bishop.</p><p>His name is <strong>Robert Hirschfeld</strong>, and he comes to New Hampshire after working for about a decade at a church in western Massachusetts. He&rsquo;ll formally be consecrated as Bishop Coadjutor at a ceremony this weekend in Concord. Once that happens Hirschfeld will be in line to lead the Diocese next January, when Bishop Gene Robinson retires.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 22:11:52 +0000 Brady Carlson 10007 at http://nhpr.org Incoming Bishop Sees Vibrant Community, Not Disunity, in Episcopal Diocese NH Episcopalians Elect Next Bishop: Robert Hirschfeld http://nhpr.org/post/nh-episcopalians-elect-next-bishop-robert-hirschfeld <p>Episcopalians in New Hampshire have elected Reverend Robert Hirschfeld as their next Bishop.&nbsp;He will replace Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the history of the church.</p><p>Robert Hirschfeld &ndash; currently the rector of Grace Church in Amherst Massachusetts &ndash; was elected on the first ballot, which is a rarity in Episcopalian elections.</p><p>The chair of the Bishop Search and Nomination Committee, Kevin Nichols, says that reflects a consensus in the New Hampshire dioceses that Hirschfeld is the right man for the job.</p> Sat, 19 May 2012 20:14:44 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 5179 at http://nhpr.org NH Episcopalians Elect Next Bishop: Robert Hirschfeld