New Anglican bishop by Christmas
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.
SOPRANO Amanda Fields is one of the guest artistes for the St Paul Anglican Church concert on October 28. Patronal Festival
Canon Errington Massiah