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It was in March 1951 that Gay Lisle Griffith Mandeville, then Dean of the Cathedral, was elected by the Synod to be the ninth Bishop of Barbados.  He was the first graduate of Codrington College to become Bishop of Barbados and he was consecrated in St. Michael’s Cathedral on the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene – July 22, 1951.
During his episcopate, the members of the community of the Resurrection from Yorkshire, England, took over Codrington College, thus fulfilling the wishes of Sir Christopher that the College be staffed by persons under vows of chastity, poverty and obedience.

During his episcopacy, the legislature passed the Partial Suspension Act.  His episcopacy lasted nine years.

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