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Saturday 24 March 2018

Rector quietly departs for Bermuda

DEPARTED: Rev Carl Williams, former rector at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port of Spain.

Head of the Anglican Diocese Bishop Claude Berkley yesterday insisted there was no mystery behind the sudden departure of Rector of the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Rev Carl Williams.

Williams left for Bermuda on October 30, but it was not until two weeks later that Berkley told parishioners of Williams’ departure.

It was widely speculated that Williams may have returned to his homeland owing to immigration issues, while others claimed he was forced out because of certain allegations.

However, Bishop Berkley yesterday said there was no truth to any allegations that Williams was forced out.

He said Williams was supposed to carry out a six-month assignment at the Holy Trinity Cathedral three years ago, but the church extended the term because of a vacancy.

He said Williams informed him recently that the Bishop of Bermuda had asked for a meeting with him, hence the reason for his return to Bermuda.

“We were borrowing him and for the most part I was pleased with his work,” Berkley said.

He said Williams probably felt the time had come for him to return to his home country (Bermuda) to fulfil his duties.


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