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New Anglican bishop elected

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Rt Rev Dr Howard Kingsley Ainsworth Gregory

The Rt Rev Dr Howard Kingsley Ainsworth Gregory has been elected the 14th Anglican Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands following yesterday's day-long deliberations at a special synod held at St Luke's Church Hall, Cross Roads.

Gregory received the two-thirds majority of the votes cast by both the clergy and lay representatives attending the synod on the second ballot.

The 61-year-old Gregory succeeds the Rt Rev Alfred Reid, who retired on December 31 last year after serving as Bishop of Jamaica for 11 years. Gregory has been serving as canonical administrator for the diocese since January.

Serving 38 years in the priesthood, his first appointment was that of Anglican Chaplain of the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies.

His enthronement as Bishop of Jamaica will take place in the Cathedral of St Jago de la Vega, Spanish Town, at a date to be announced.