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October 21, 2012


Rennis Ponniah installed as Bishop of Singapore

from the Straits Times

In a ceremony steeped in tradition, the Anglican Church here received a new head when the Right Reverend Rennis Ponniah was installed as its new bishop on Saturday night.

The almost three-hour-long service at St Andrew’s Cathedral was attended by more than 2,500 people, including dignitaries, politicians, leaders of other Christian denominations and Anglican clergy from all over the world.

President Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife Mary, both Anglicans, were present, as were MPs Lawrence Wong and Christopher De Souza, and former politicians Seet Ai Mee and Lim Hwee Hua.

Bishop Ponniah, who is married with four children, will be the ninth Bishop of Singapore.

the rest is behind a paywall but fear not, for Travelin’ Asian was there too¬†and he has some great pictures.


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My Bishop (Anglican Diocese of San Joaquiin) +Eric Menees was present at this
joyous occasion.

[1] Posted by Deacon Francie on 10-22-2012 at 11:18 AM · [top]

which one is he, Francie? Can you identify him in the picture?
retired bishop Peter Tasker from Sydney is back right and that’s obviously Akinola middle back. Retiring bishop John Chew of Singapore is leftmost

[2] Posted by David Ould on 10-22-2012 at 03:42 PM · [top]

Dear David Ould:

I am sorry but I am not able to identify Bishop Eric Menees for certain, but knowing
his vestments, it is possible he is third from left in second row.  I am his Archdeacon, and he actually emailed me from the airport in Los Angeles before his flight to Singapore departed, so I know he was there.  The faces in the photo are not all that clear, so I really cannot be sure.

Blessings to YOU!!

[3] Posted by Deacon Francie on 10-22-2012 at 04:10 PM · [top]

May +Ponniah be used mightily of the Lord, like his predecessors Moses Tay and John Chew.

David, I appreciate Peter Tasker is “retired” but is he still the Archbishop’s representative to the Communion?  Last time he came to speak at our church I think the rector called him “Bishop of International Relations”...?

From an AC perspective he has been one of the most strategic persons in the Dio of Sydney for the last few years.

[4] Posted by MichaelA on 10-23-2012 at 10:23 PM · [top]

hi Michael.

Yes, I think that’s his current MO. And yes, he has been monumentally strategic.

[5] Posted by David Ould on 10-23-2012 at 10:45 PM · [top]

Deacon Francie, I zoomed up to 400%, and I couldn’t make out +Eric’s face, either.

[6] Posted by cennydd13 on 10-26-2012 at 05:57 PM · [top]

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