New Anglican bishop elected for PE
AN ELECTIVE assembly of the Anglican Diocese of Port Elizabeth has elected the Rev Dr Eddie Daniels, rector of StMargaret’s Church in Summerstrand, as the next Bishop of Port Elizabeth.
The office of the Anglican bishop of Cape Town made the announcement yesterday.
“Dr Daniels was ordained as a priest by the then Bishop Desmond Tutu in Johannesburg in 1985.
“After serving in that diocese for six years, he took up a post as lecturer in the church’s theological college in Grahamstown for two years,” said the statement from the bishop’s office.
Daniels has served in parishes in the Diocese of Port Elizabeth for the past 25 years.
He holds a diploma in Theology, a BA degree and a Master of Education degree (both from Wits University), and a Doctor of Education degree from Nelson Mandela University.
He is married to Nicky. They have a son, Joshua.
“God willing, he will be consecrated as bishop on February 23 next year. He will succeed the Right Rev Bethlehem Nopece, who retired earlier this year,” said the statement.