Christmas Still Has Power to Transform Lives

For an increasing number of persons in our contemporary world, the Christmas story of the birth of the Christ Child has become so commonplace that they have opted to focus, instead, on the tangential aspects of the celebration. These include, for example, Christmas music, rather than the traditional hymns and …

A visit to St. Michael’s Primary School – Report

The Kingston Region has embarked on a project entitled Excellence in Anglican Schools that seeks to fulfil our mandate to offer hope and salvation in Christ Jesus.  A major undertaking in this effort is to collaborate with the Department of Education and Youth in the strengthening of capacity in Instructional …

Excellence in Anglican Schools’ Project Plans

In 2018, following preparatory work that was done, in relation in relation to our Anglican Schools, in particular, our Primary Schools, the Region of Kingston, especially the Deanery of St. Andrew held a workshop on Instructional Leadership and School governance on Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The …

SMTP sends Heartfelt Condolences

The Division of Training acknowledges with gratitude and a deep sense of loss, the life and work of the Rt. Revd. and honorable Dr. Alfred C. Reid, retired Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, who was a pioneering director, tutor and ardent supporter of the Diocesan Supplementary Ministry Training …

Death of Bishop Alfred Charles Reid

The 13th Bishop of Jamaica, the Rt. Rev. Alfred Charles Reid died at his home in Manchester December 2, 2019.  The Bishop, was in his 82nd year. Bishop Reid was elected Diocesan Bishop on December 12, 2000, in succession to the late Bishop Neville deSouza. He was enthroned in the …

Mothers’ Union: What of the Future?

Commendations are appropriately directed towards the Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands for 120 years of ministry. Through the instrumentality of Mrs. Margaret Williams of the church in Kew Park, Westmoreland, Mary Sumners’ dream and vision materialised in this Diocese. The establishment of a Mothers’ …

Mothers’ Union Closes 120th Anniversary on High Note

Mothers’ Union Jamaica capped its year-long 120th Anniversary celebrations with a full week of activities at which worldwide President, Sheran Harper, Trustee for Zone B, Kathleen Snow, and 36 members from the Caribbean, The United States and Canada were special guests. A Banquet and Awards Ceremony under the patronage of …

Archbishop Gregory Receives Symbols of Leadership

The Primatial Cross, the primary symbol of his authority as spiritual leader of the Church in the Province of the West Indies, was presented to The Most Rev. Howard Gregory last Thursday (October 10) at an historic Recognition Service to mark his election as the 13th Archbishop of the West …

Sermon preached on the occasion of the Recognition Service to mark my Election as the 13th Archbishop of the Province of the West Indies, in the Cathedral of St Jago de la Vega, on October 10, 2019.

Let us pray. Almighty God, in every age you have called out men and women to be your faithful servants.  We believe you have now called us to join that great company who seek to follow you.  Grant unto us today and always a clear vision of your call and …