New Angli­can bishop by Christ­mas

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The dio­cese of Bar­ba­dos should have a new bishop some­time be­fore Christ­mas to suc­ceed for­mer Arch­bishop and Bishop of Bar­ba­dos Rev. Dr John Holder, who re­tired at the end of Fe­bru­ary.

A spokesman from the House of Bish­ops in the Prov­ince of the Church in the West Indies dis­closed this on Oc­to­ber 4 at Codrington Col­lege, after the bish­ops met with the clergy fol­low­ing a meet­ing with the laity of the synod.

The in­ter­ces­sion of the House of Bish­ops be­came nec­es­sary after the elec­tive synod of the Angli­can Church of Bar­ba­dos failed in Au­gust to elect a bishop and passed on the process of ap­point­ing a bishop.

Dur­ing the meet­ing four ques­tions were put for­ward by the House of Bish­ops. They were:

What is your vi­sion for the dio­cese?

What are you pre­pared to do to make the vi­sion a re­al­ity?

What qual­i­ties and char­ac­ter­is­tics are you look­ing for in a bishop for the dio­cese?

What are your ex­pec­ta­tions from the House of Bish­ops?

Mem­bers of the laity and the clergy shared their views on the ques­tions put for­ward.

Bar­ba­dos is be­lieved to be the only dio­cese in the Prov­ince of the West Indies cur­rently with­out a bishop, and a pro­tracted de­lay in fill­ing the see could de­lay the se­lec­tion of an arch­bishop for the en­tire prov­ince – a post which should be filled by the end of Fe­bru­ary, 2019. The Mo­ra­vian Women’s Fel­low­ship Coun­cil’s An­nual Arts And Craft Ex­hi­bi­tion will be held to­mor­row at the D.C. Moore Cen­tre, Sharon, St Thomas, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. St Luke’s Angli­can Church will be cel­e­brat­ing its pa­tronal fes­ti­val from Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14, to Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 21, un­der the theme Sure Foun­da­tions.

The pro­gramme: Sun­day 6:30 a.m. Said Mass And Ser­mon 8:30 a.m. Pro­ces­sion, Sung Mass And Ser­mon; 6 p.m. Solemn Even­song, Ser­mon and Pro­ces­sion – choir. Tues­day 7:30 p.m. Solemn Even­song, Ser­mon and Pro­ces­sion – Moth­ers’ Union. Wed­nes­day 7:30 p.m. Mis­sion Ser­vice Church Army, se­nior group. Thurs­day 7:30 p.m. Pro­ces­sion, Solemn Mass and Ser­mon – servers, ush­ers. Fri­day 7:30 p.m. Solemn Even­song, Ser­mon and Pro­ces­sion – Men’s Fel­low­ship. Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 21 8 a.m. Sung Mass with Ser­mon. 12:30 p.m. Par­ish lun­cheon. The par­ish of St Paul, fa­mil­iarly known as the “Chapel In The Bay”, will be cel­e­brat­ing its 185th an­niver­sary of ded­i­ca­tion with a ser­vice of Even­song 1662, Ser­mon, Pro­ces­sion and Te Deum on Oc­to­ber 25, at 7:30 p.m.

There will be a cel­e­bra­tion con­cert on Oc­to­ber 28 at 4 p.m. fea­tur­ing sev­eral guest artists, in­clud­ing the Ce­les­tial Voices and Amanda Fields. The Bar­ba­dos As­so­ci­a­tion of Pal­lia­tive Care and the St Paul Angli­can Church in­vite the pub­lic to a panel dis­cus­sion en­ti­tled Par­ents And Pal­lia­tive Care: Mummy, It Hurts on Novem­ber 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Panel­lists are Ralph Thorne, QC, Dr O’neal Par­ris, Rev. Erma Am­brose, Dr Ch­eryl Alexis, Dr Adrian Water­man, Dr Kather­ine Her­bert, Dr Marcia Cam­bridge-maxwell, Dr Kim Mor­ris and mod­er­a­tor David El­lis.

(FP)

SO­PRANO Amanda Fields is one of the guest artistes for the St Paul Angli­can Church con­cert on Oc­to­ber 28. Pa­tronal Fes­ti­val

Canon Er­ring­ton Mas­siah

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