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  • 30 Years of Ministry! (9/6/2017) - On Sunday September 3, The Very Rev. Annett Brown and The Revd Canon Georgia “Grace” Jervis celebrated thirty (30) years of ministry in the diocese at the morning eucharist at the Church of the Ascension, Mona where Rev. Annett was the preacher and Canon Grace, celebrant. Both ladies began their …

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  • The Cathedral honours Trevor Beckford (9/5/2017) - THE CITATION Trevor Alvin Beckford, OD. JP, DRSCM Organist and Choir Master “If we wish to know about a man, we ask ‘what is his story–his real, inmost story?’–for each of us is a biography, a story. Each of us is a singular narrative, which is constructed, continually, unconsciously, by, …

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  • Launch of the new Oxford History of Anglicanism (8/2/2017) - The official launch has taken place of the first ever multi-volume history of worldwide Anglicanism to be published by a major university press.  The Oxford History of Anglicanism, in five volumes,  covers the growth of worldwide Anglicanism with more than 100 international scholars contributing. Three volumes have appeared already and …

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  • Joint Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York (7/28/2017) - A statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Act of Parliament passed in 1967 which decriminalised homosexual acts in our Country Today is the 50th Anniversary of the Act of Parliament passed in 1967 which decriminalised homosexual acts in our Country. The Church of England, led by Archbishop Ramsey, was supportive …

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  • Clergy in Concert – An Entertaining Showcase    (7/14/2017) - Performers in the Clergy in Concert 3 show made good on their promise in the opening medley that “Nobody going to want to leave here tonight.”  The capacity audience in the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, at Jamaica College, was treated to an entertaining three-hour showcase featuring clergy, their family and church …

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  • Clergy to ditch their robes in further sign of dress-down Britain (7/13/2017) - Church of England approves relaxation of canon law to allow its clergy to conduct services without traditional vestments First it was ties in parliament, now it is surplices at communion. Following Speaker John Bercow’s decision last month to relax the convention requiring male MPs to wear jackets and ties in parliament, …

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  • Camp at Auchtembeddie – A Reality! (7/4/2017) - The new Diocesan Camp at Auchtembeddie in North West Manchester is hosting its first batch of campers this summer. The facility was dedicated on June 24 by the Bishop of Jamaica & The Cayman Islands, The Rt. Rev. Howard Gregory, following a well-attended Service at St. John’s Church, which is …

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  • Message of Bishop deSouza Still Relevant (6/27/2017) - Although the late Diocesan Bishop, the Rt. Rev. The Hon. Dr. Neville deSouza, was often misunderstood and maligned, there is a connection between his prophetic voice and message and today’s reality, the Rt. Rev. Howard Gregory, Bishop of Jamaica & The Cayman Islands, notes. Almost three decades since the late …

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  • Opening of New Diocesan Camp Site (6/16/2017) - The new Diocesan camp site at Auchtembeddie in Manchester will be officially opened and dedicated on Saturday, June 24, starting at 10.00 a.m. with a Service at St. John’s Church which is next door the property. The facility was previously operated by the Diocese as a Primary School. However, the …

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  • Clergy in Concert for Clifton Boys’ Home (6/13/2017) - July 9 & 23 Ever since the Rt. Rev Howard Gregory, dressed as a “Bobo Dread,” brought the curtains down on a fun-filled show in Kingston in 2013, there have been repeated calls for another Clergy in Concert performance. Clergy, and church workers from across the Diocese, as well as …

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  • Diocese Celebrates Former Bishop (6/9/2017) - Unveiling of a plaque in honour of former Bishop of Jamaica and The Cayman Islands, The Rt. Rev. Hon. and Dr. Neville deSouza, will be the centerpiece of a Service at the Spanish Town Cathedral on Sunday, June 11 to celebrate the late Bishop’s contribution to the life and work …

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  • Clergy Retreat (6/3/2017) - Clergy and Church Workers of the Kingston Region following their recent Retreat under the theme “Do not doubt, but believe.” The Retreat was held at the Hillcrest Diocesan Retreat Centre, in Brown’s Town, St. Ann, from May 22-25. It was conducted by the Rev. Dr. Mark Bozzuti-Jones (back row, second …

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