Synod deadlocked between two candidates
The Diocese of Barbados failed to elect a new bishop after a second day of voting on 15 May 2018. Meeting at the Ivan Harewood Centre in Christ Church, the 91 clergy and 84 lay delegates remained deadlocked between two candidates. Today’s voting mirrored the results of the first day on 25 April 2018 with the Very Rev. Jeffrey Gibson, Dean of St Michael’s Cathedral holding a lead among the clergy, and the Rv. John Rogers, rector St George’s Parish, holding the lead amongst lay delegates. The diocesan administrator Wayne Isaacs, prorogued the synod meeting at 4:00 pm stating a further day of voting would be scheduled shortly. If the synod is not able to elect a bishop, the House of Bishops of the Church of the Province of the West Indies is empowered to make the selection — as they did last year in Guyana.