Ian Ernest

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Gerald James Ian Ernest (born 30 August 1954) is a Mauritian Anglican bishop. In 2001 he was consecrated as the 15th bishop of Mauritius. From 2006 to 2017 he was archbishop of the Province of the Indian Ocean.[1][2]

Ernest was educated at the University of Madras and ordained an Anglican priest in 1985.[3]

In 2008 he was awarded the Cross of St Augustine, the second highest international award for outstanding service to the Anglican Communion, by the Archbishop of Canterbury.[4]


  1. ^ Anglican Communion
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0)
  3. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  4. ^ See Lambeth citation list here.
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Luc Rex Victor Donat
Bishop of Mauritius
Preceded by
Remi Rabenirina
Archbishop of the Indian Ocean
2006 – 2017
Succeeded by
James Wong