Live updates from April 5 bishop election

The Diocese of Massachusetts will elect a new diocesan bishop on Saturday, April 5.  Live updates from the electing convention will be posted here, with the most recent ballot results appearing at the top.  

The electing convention begins at 9 a.m. with the celebration of Holy Eucharist.  Following the service, at approximately 9:45 a.m., the formal nominations will take place and then the balloting will begin.

This page will serve as the official source for election results.

Read more here, and find details about the electing convention here.


3:41 p.m. Ballot #4 Results: Alan Gates elected

Holly Antolini 64
Tim Crellin 1928
Ronald Culmer 50
Alan Gates 157188
Ledlie Laughlin1634
Mally Lloyd 42
Sam Rodman8069
Valid Ballots Cast This Round287325
Needed to Elect145164

2:50 p.m. The fourth round of balloting has begun. 

2:45 p.m. The parliamentarian has announced that a mathematical error was made in the counting of the first ballot. Ballot #1 has been recounted and the results are below. The parliamentarian recommended to the chair that ballots #2 and #3 and the subsequent candidate withdrawals be declared invalid. A motion was made and the parliamentarian's recommendation was accepted. 

Revised results for Ballot #1

Holly Antolini2312
Tim Crellin3157
Ronald Culmer2335
Alan Gates84100
Ledlie Laughlin4453
Mally Lloyd1723
Sam Rodman7554
Valid Ballots Cast This Round297334
Needed to Elect150168

2:26 p.m. Bishop Shaw has called a five minute break

2:06 p.m. Delegates have reconvened

1:04 p.m. Lunch recess until 2 p.m.

12:37 p.m.  The third round of balloting has begun 

12:36 p.m.  Holly Antolini, Tim Crellin, Ron Culmer and Mally Lloyd have withdrawn

12:25 p.m. Ballot #2 Results  [DECLARED INVALID 2:45 p.m.]

Holly Antolini59
Tim Crellin2648
Ronald Culmer118
Alan Gates120154
Ledlie Laughlin3041
Mally Lloyd64
Sam Rodman9072
Valid Ballots Cast This Round288336
Needed to Elect145169

11:42 a.m. The second round of balloting has begun

11:34 a.m. Ballot #1 Results

Holly Antolini2312
Tim Crellin3162
Ronald Culmer2341
Alan Gates84109
Ledlie Laughlin4462
Mally Lloyd1724
Sam Rodman7563
Valid Ballots Cast This Round297373
Needed to Elect150188

10:48 a.m.: The first round of balloting has begun

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Almighty God, giver of every good gift:  We thank you for the gift of your Son, Jesus Christ, and for the witness of your whole church in his name.  We thank you for your Holy Spirit, empowering us for ministry.  So guide the hearts and minds of all those who shall choose a bishop in this diocese and those who will respond to the call, that we may receive a faithful pastor who will care for your people.  May our discernment transform our spirits and draw us closer to you, Almighty God.  Amen.

Dios omnipotente, dador de todo buen don, te damos gracias por la bendición de tu Hijo Jesucristo y por el testimonio de toda tu iglesia en su nombre. Te damos gracias por tu Santo Espíritu que nos otorga el poder para realizar el ministerio. Te pedimos que guíes los corazones y las mentes de las personas que han de elegir al próximo obispo u obispa para esta diócesis y también a aquellas personas que van a responder al llamado de Dios, para que de esa manera recibamos a ese pastor o pastora que cuide a tu pueblo. Que nuestro discernimiento transforme nuestro espíritu y nos acerque a ti, Dios omnipotente. Amén.