Monday, August 25, 2008

Obituary: The Right Rev Anselm Genders: Bishop of Bermuda

Interesting read about one of the last "colonial" Bishops - from the London Times.

The Right Rev Anselm Genders, CR, was a member of the Community of the Resurrection, often known as the Mirfield Fathers or even more simply CR, for all of his ministry. He was also one of the last “colonial bishops”. For a century from about 1,860 bishops were sent from Britain to run dioceses in the far-flung parts of the British Empire. Although this practice largely ended in the 1960s, Genders was sent to the tiny colony and diocese of Bermuda in 1977 after many years’ service in the West Indies and southern Africa.

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