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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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  • Suffragan Bishop of Kingston, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Thompson, delivers the Sermon Bishop Thompson to Deliver Memorial Lecture in St. Vincent (5/18/2017) - The Rt. Rev. Robert Thompson, Suffragan Bishop of Kingston, will deliver the 4th Annual Archbishop The Most Rev. Sir George Cuthbert Manning Woodroffe Memorial Lecture this evening at 6.00 p.m. (EST) in Kingstown, St. Vincent. His presentation is titled: “In Search of a New Theological Discourse for the Caribbean.” Sponsored …

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  • Funeral for Sister Phyllis Thomas on May 20 (5/18/2017) - The funeral for the late Head of Church Army Jamaica, Sister Phyllis Verona Thomas, will be held on Saturday, May 20 at the St. Andrew Parish Church, Half Way Tree at 10.00 a.m.  The Service, which will be attended by clergy and laity from across the Diocese, will be conducted …

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  • Bishop Challenges Members to be Agents of Change (5/10/2017) -   The Rt. Rev. Howard Gregory, Bishop of Jamaica & The Cayman Islands has challenged members of the Diocese to confront, in creative ways, the challenges that are preventing the effective delivery of the Church’s mission and ministry. In a wide-ranging Charge delivered at the Opening Service of the 147th …

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  • Stay Clear of Designated Institutional Funds (5/10/2017) - …Bishop Gregory Warns   The Rt. Rev. Howard Gregory, Bishop of Jamaica & The Cayman Islands, has cautioned the government against broadening the definition of public institutions whose surplus funds they intend to manage to include churches, trusts and government-owned educational institutions. He explains that the monies being targeted for …

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