Diocese of Easton Elects Rt. Rev. Santosh Marray New Bishop

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On Saturday, the Rt. Rev. Santosh “San” Marray was elected on the third ballot by the clergy and lay delegates in attendance at the Special Convention to be the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Easton.

Marray, 58, currently serves as the Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Alabama, a diocese of 90 congregations, campus ministries, and Camp McDowell.

Prior to being elected bishop, he served a small parish in Florida, and multi-church parishes in his native country Guyana and the Bahamas, leading the revitalization of struggling congregations of various sizes. He has also planted new churches and carried out numerous successful capital campaigns. He taught for 10 years in the Bahamas Public School System.

Marray was the Province of the Indian Ocean’s representative on the Anglican Communion Covenant Design Group and was later appointed by Archbishop Rowan Williams as Commissary to the Anglican Communion.

Marray is a convert from Hinduism, the faith of his parents. . He holds a degrees from Codrington Theological College, Barbados; the University of the West Indies, Barbados; General Theological Seminary, New York; the University of Wales, UK, and Colgate Rochester/Bexley Hall Divinity School.

A celebration of institution and installation of +San as our new diocesan bishop will be held onOctober 15, 2016, with the Most Reverend Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church as celebrant and chief presider.

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