Consecration of Canon Berkley as Bishop Coadjutor of the Anglican Church
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Friday March 11, 2011 - The Bishop Coadjutor-elect of the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Trinidad and Tobago, Canon Claude Berkley, will be ordained and consecrated to the office and Work of a bishop in the Church of God and Coadjutor Bishop of the diocese at 10 a.m. on Thursday March 17.
The service in the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Abercromby Street, Port-of-Spain, is expected to last three hours and will be presided over by His Grace the Archbishop of the West Indies, the Most Reverend Dr; John Holder of Barbados. At least one dozen other bishops from other dioceses in the Province of the West Indies will assist Archbishop Holder at the service.
Canon Berkley was elected as the bishop coadjutor on October 3l at a special session of the synod of the church which was called for that purpose.
After his consecration, he will become 'Bishop Claude Berkley' and will be addressed as the 'The Right Reverend'.
He will assist Bishop Calvin Bess, the diocesan bishop, with the administration of the diocese and upon Bishop Bess leaving office on December 8, he will assume charge as the Lord Bishop of Trinidad and Tobago.
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