New bishop for Temotu to be elected - Solomon Star News

New bishop for Temotu to be elected

21 November 2019

THE Diocesan Electoral Board of the Diocese of Temotu (DOT) in the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) will elect a new and sixth Bishop for DOT tomorrow.

The election will be held at the headquarters’ of the Community of the Sisters of the Church, East of Honiara, a media statement from ACOM said.

The election will be preceded by a retreat today by Retired Archbishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Church of Solomon Islands, Archbishop Adrian Smith.  

According to Article 13 of the ACoM Constitution, Canon and standing resolutions of (ACOM); ten persons (five ordained and one alternate, and five lay persons and one alternate elected by the Diocesan synod of the Diocese which requires the new Bishop and six persons (three ordained and one alternate, and three lay and one alternate) elected by the General synod will do the election.

All members of this Electoral Board are eligible to nominate candidates for this role at the time of the meeting.  

Candidates must be ordained persons and over 29 years old but under the age of 60 on the date of their consecration.

The new bishop of Temotu will succeed the Most Reverend Leonard Dawea who was enthroned and installed as the 7th Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia on the 15th September.

Church members are urged to uphold the members of the Diocesan Electoral Board in prayers as they seek the mind of God in electing the  next person to lead the Church in the Diocese of Temotu.