Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

Still no bishop

Still no bishop
08 Jun

Barbados is still without an Anglican bishop.

After a third round of voting which ended late Thursday night , the two candidates, Dean of St Michael's Cathedral, Dr Jeffrey Gibson and Rector of St George Parish Church and rural Dean of St John, Reverend John Rogers, both failed to get the two thirds majority in either the house of Laity or Clergy.

The meeting at the Christ Church Parish Centre started just before six, but it wasn't until shortly after ten that priests started to leave the centre following three ballots.

Diocesan administrator Canon Wayne Isaacs says the elective synod decided to adjourn and return for a fourth meeting at a date to be set, where they will try to decide the way forward.

Canon Isaacs has dismissed suggestions the Anglican Church is having problems in its failure thus far to elect a bishop.

Canon Isaacs says the Synod has until August 28th to select a new bishop, failing which, the House of Bishops will be left to make the decision of who will be the next head of the Anglican Church in Barbados.

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