There is still no consensus on a new Bishop of the Anglican Church of Barbados after a second round of balloting today.
After convening at 9:40 a.m Monday and meeting for over six hours at the Ivan Harewood Complex, Christ Church Parish Centre, the houses of clergy and laity decided to defer any further voting on the matter until a later date which is yet to be determined.
The announcement was made by Diocesan Administrator Wayne Isaacs just after 4.p.m. today.
The two forerunners in the race are Reverend John Rogers, 45, rector of St George Parish Church and his senior Dr Jeffrey Gibson, 61, Dean of The Cathedral of St Michael’s and All Angels.
However, while the laity remains strongly in support of Rogers, the clergy is holding fast to its support for Gibson.
The 91-member House of Clergy is made up of all the priests from the Anglican churches in Barbados, while the 84-member House of Laity is made up of two representatives of Synod from each of the Anglican churches.
However to be elected Bishop, either candidate needs 51 votes from the clergy and 53 from the laity.
The first round of voting took place on April 25.