Canon Wayne Isaacs (right), listening to now retired Bishop John Holder at a previous press conference, has been named diocesan administrator to run the affairs of the Anglican Church until Holder’s replacement is selected. (FILE)
Canon Wayne Isaacs has been appointed diocesan administrator to run the affairs of the Anglican Church in Barbados until a new bishop is selected.
Isaacs, 65, who now serves as canon missioner, is known for his incisive sermons while he was rector ofSt Paul’s Anglican Church.
He was elected to the interim top administrative position Monday during a one and a half hour meeting of members of the Cathedral Chapter consisting of Dean of the Cathedral Dr Jeffrey Gibson, Archdeacon Eric Lynch and Canons Dr Geoffrey Mayers, Austin Carrington, George Harewood, Coleridge Darlington, Curtis Goodridge and Isaacs.
This development followed the retirement last week of Archbishop of the West Indies and Bishop of Barbados, Dr John Holder, after serving the diocese for 17 years.
In an interview with the DAILY NATION yesterday, Holder expressed confidence in the procedure for finding his replacement.
“The diocese has a very good, well though-out, legally sound process that leads to the election of a bishop.
“I have no doubt that the diocese will continue to function smoothly and with the grace of God, we will elect a bishop in a few months’ time,” he added.
The senior bishop of the Province of the West Indies, Rev Errol Brooks, from the Northeastern Caribbean and Aruba, would be informed of the interim appointment.
The diocesan administrator will have a prescribed period to get the diocese in the election mode and the Synod Council will set the date for the elective synod meeting.
It is anticipated election will take place within the next three or four months and a new bishop should be in place by mid-year. (GC)