The Most Reverend Ian Ernest, will be giving a lecture on 8 December entitled ‘Working for unity in a broken world: the past, the present and the future of the Anglican Centre in Rome’.
The talk will take place in the Weston Room, Norwich Cathedral at 7pm.
The Most Reverend Ian Ernest has been director of the Anglican Centre in Rome and the Personal Representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Holy See since 2019. Prior to that he was first, Bishop of Mauritius and later Archbishop of the Anglican Church of the Indian Ocean.
Born on the island of Rodrigues which forms part of the Republic of Mauritius, in 1954, he is the son, grand-son, and great grand-son of Anglican priests serving the Diocese of Mauritius. He was ordained as a deacon in 1983 and was ordained as a priest in 1985. In 2001, he was elected as the 15th bishop of Mauritius and became the 1st Mauritian to hold the office of the Archbishop of the Indian Ocean in 2006.
He served as chairman of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa from 2007 to 2012 and as General Secretary of the Global South, a Network of the Anglican Communion from 2012 to 2016. From 2016 till the present time, he serves as a member of the Task Force of the Anglican Communion for Unity and Reconciliation.
In Mauritius, he was a founder member of the Council of Religions. He was Proctor Scholar studying at the Episcopal Divinity and the Harvard Divinity Schools, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA in 2005.
For more information please email Secretary to Canons SecretarytoCanons@cathedral.org.uk