May 31, 2016 marks the centenary of the death of Enos Nuttall, Bishop of Jamaica 1880 – 1916 and Archbishop of the West Indies 1897 – 1916. The Diocese is commemorating this event with a number of activities as follows:
Saturday, May 28 HEALTH FAIR at NUTTALL HOSPITAL – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 29 FESTAL EVENSONG at ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH, EAST STREET, KINGSTON – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, May 30 FLORAL TRIBUTE at Archbishop Nuttall’s grave at ST. ANDREW PARISH CHURCH CEMETERY, HALF WAY TREE – 3.00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 31 PUBLIC LECTURE by PROFESSOR PATRICK BRYAN with the theme Archbishop Nuttall and the Outreach of the Anglican Church in Jamaica, 1862 – 1916 at THE MICO UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, Marescaux Road at 5:30 p.m.
In addition, the National Library of Jamaica, East Street, will be mounting an exhibition on Archbishop Nuttall, and details of this will be announced later.
Announcing the commemorative activities, the Rt. Rev. Howard Gregory, Bishop of Jamaica & The Cayman Islands, said: “We are celebrating the life of Archbishop Nuttall, the longest serving Diocesan Bishop, chiefly because of the outstanding contribution which he made to the development of the Anglican Church in Jamaica and in the wider Province of the West Indies, which he helped to establish.
“Archbishop Nuttall, who was Diocesan for 38 years, also played a key role in the economic, social and educational life of Jamaica. Particularly outstanding was his leadership in the rebuilding of Kingston after the 1907 earthquake,” Bishop Gregory explained.
He urged members of the Diocese to participate in the planned events to celebrate the life of this outstanding prelate and statesman.