Rev. John Rogers (centre), Rector of the St. George Parish Church was accompanied by his brother Aidan Rogers (right) and Retired Anglican Bishop Dr. John Holder, on arrival.
Deadlock: Another attempt to elect Anglican bishop fails
Hopes that a new Anglican Bishop of Barbados would have been elected yesterday were dashed, as the election process reached a stalemate, once again.
The Elective Synod of the Anglican Church met at the Ivan Harewood Centre of the Christ Church Parish Church from around 9:40 a.m. for the voting process, but just after 4:00 p.m., after three ballots, neither Rev. John Rogers, Rector of the St. George Parish Church nor Dr. Jeffrey Gibson, Dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Michael and All Angels could be named as a clear winner, to replace former Anglican Bishop Dr. John Holder, who retired earlier this year. Rogers is said to be favoured by the laity and Gibson by the clergy. However, in order to be elected as Bishop, a candidate must gain a two-thirds majority in both Houses-The House of Laity and The House of Clergy.