Bishop Clive Abdulah

Bishop Clive Abdulah

The Right Reverend Reverend Clive Orminston Abdulah. Bishop of Trinidad and Tobago (9th Bishop in Office 1970–1991)
The Right Reverend Reverend Clive Orminston Abdulah. Bishop of Trinidad and Tobago (9th Bishop in Office 1970–1991)

Clive Orminston Abdulah (born 1927) is a retired Bishop of Trinidad who continues to serve the Church as an Assistant Bishop and a member of the Anglican Consultative Council.

Born in Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad,[4] Abdulah attended Rosary Boys’ School and Queen’s Royal College, before continuing his education at the Universities of Pennsylvania (BA, 1950) and the Toronto.

He was ordained in 1954 and began his ecclesiastical career with a curacy in Kingston, Jamaica. He was then Rector of Highgate and Rural Dean of St Mary’s in the same country before his elevation to the Episcopate. He was the first black bishop of the Anglican church in Trinidad and Tobago and was the first West Indian bishop to serve on the board of directors of the Anglican Centre in Rome, Italy (from 1992 to 1995).

A noted Freemason, Abdulah has spoken out about political deadlock in Trinidad.

Preceded by: Bishop William James Hughes

Succeeded by: Bishop Rawle Douglin