The Bishop of Croydon, the Rt Revd Jonathan Clark, was commissioned Episcopal Commissary for the Falkland Islands yesterday (20 September) by the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Revd Justin Welby. The service took place at St Margaret’s Oxford, the church used for worship at College of Bishops meetings.
Speaking of his new appointment, he said, “The Falkland Islands are under the direct jurisdiction of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Serving the islands’ population of less than 3000, Christ Church Cathedral in Port Stanley is the most southerly Anglican cathedral in the world. I was very glad to be asked to act as the Archbishop’s commissary to exercise episcopal ministry on the Islands. Once travel restrictions are lifted, I’m looking forward to taking the opportunity to visit the islands myself.”