The Diocese of Guyana has elected the Rev. Charles Alexander Davidson of Philadelphia as its eighth bishop. An elective assembly chose Davidson on the first ballot on Sept. 29.

Davidson, rector of Calvary St. Augustine Church, was born in Guyana and is an alumnus of Codrington College and United Theological College of Jamaica. As a priest of the Province of the West Indies, he served parishes in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bahamas from 1977 to 1996. Since transferring into the Episcopal Church in 1998, he has served congregations in Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, and New York.

The Rt. Rev. Cornell J. Moss, seventh bishop of Guayana, died in May 2015 after aortic valve replacement surgery

Biretta tip: George Conger of Anglican Ink

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