The Anglican Church in Barbados has officially put the task of choosing a new bishop in the hands of the regional House of Bishops.
Confirmation of this from Diocesan administrator, Canon Wayne Issacs, who tells CBC News they sent a letter to the regional body recently. However he could not give the date on which it was sent.
Canon Issacs says it's not normal practice for the House of Bishops to inform the local church of when it meets, so they are still in the dark as to whether any discussions have been held at that level on the matter yet.
The move came after the local Synod failed to make a decision on either Dean of St Michael's Cathedral, Dr Jeffrey Gibson or Rector of St George Parish Church and Rural Dean of St John, Reverend John Rogers.
At that last meeting in late July, neither Dean Gibson nor Reverend Rogers gained the two thirds majority of votes needed among the houses of Laity or Clergy to take the top spot.