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The Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, The Rt. Rev. Howard Gregory March 28, 2012

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The Rt. Rev. Howard Gregory

The Suffragan Bishop of Montego Bay has been elected Bishop of the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands at a special meeting of synod held 27 March 2012.

The Rt. Rev. Howard Kingsley Ainsworth Gregory (61) was elected on the second ballot by the 131 clergy and 200 lay delegates to the Elective Assembly held at St Luke’s Church Hall in Cross Roads. On the first round of voting, the Suffragan Bishop of Kingston, the Rt. Rev. Robert Thompson, led in the balloting but fell short of the two thirds majority required. However, Bishop Thompson withdrew following the first ballot and Bishop Howard received two-thirds of the vote on the second round.

Ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Jamaica in 1974, Bishop Gregory began his ministry as Chaplain to the University of the West Indies in Mona. In 2002 he was named Suffragan Bishop of Montego Bay and has been serving as the Canonical Administrator of the diocese since January 2012 following the retirement of Bishop Alfred Reid.

Bishop Gregory holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in theology from the University of the West Indies, a Master of Sacred Theology from Columbia Theological Seminary in Georgia, , a Master’s degree in business administration from the Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend, Indiana, and Doctor of Divinity degrees from the Graduate Theological Foundation and the Virginia Theological Seminary.

Here is a link to a report in the Gleaner.



1. clyde bailey - March 29, 2012

Congratulations Fr. Gregory. We remember you as an outstanding RE lecturer and chaplain of Church Teachers’ College:Mandeville where you served with distinction. We are very proud of you and that your career path includes your brief stint at the college. We wish you well and trust that God will bless your ministry in an uncommon way

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