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  • Celebrating 25 years of Women in Ordained Ministry (2/21/2019) - A service was held at the Cathedral of St Jago de la Vega on February 17, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ordination of women to the priesthood in the Diocese of Jamaica & The Cayman Islands. The service was the second one to mark the historic event – …
  • Dates confirmed for the election of Archbishops and Primates for West Indies and Canada (1/30/2019) -     Elections to select successors to Archbishop Fred Hiltz (left) as Primate of Canada and Archbishop John Holder as Primate of the West Indies will take place on 13 July (Canada) and 27 May (West Indies).   The Church of the Province of the West Indies and the Anglican …
  • New Bishop’s Consecration in Barbados (1/25/2019) - The Rev. Michael Bruce St. John Maxwell will be ordained and consecrated tomorrow (Saturday, January 26) as the 14th Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Barbados in a Solemn Eucharist to be held at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium, in Wildey, St. Michael. The Service will begin at 3.00 pm (Jamaica …
  • Mothers’ Union mourns death of W.I. Provincial VP Joan James (1/22/2019) -   The Provincial Vice President of the Mothers’ Union in the West Indies and Diocesan President of Guyana, Joan James, has died from injuries sustained in a road traffic accident. Described as a “tireless leader” of the Mothers’ Union, Mrs James was a front seat passenger in an MU minibus …
  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (1/8/2019) - At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” (see John 17.21). Hearts are touched and Christians come together to pray for their unity. Congregations and parishes all over the world exchange preachers or …
  • Intentional Discipleship Bible Study 2019! (1/1/2019) - The Diocese will again be publishing a Bible Study booklet this Lent 2019 under the theme of Intentional Discipleship. This is in fulfilment of the mission and purpose of the diocese to promote and encourage members to bring others to Christ. The 2019 edition will focus on discipleship in a …
  • Christmas – A Call to Self-Giving Love and Peace (12/25/2018) - Once again we have come to the season of Christmas, and we do so with a feeling of fatigue having been bombarded by Christmas music for almost two months as the commercial world seeks to turn up the hype.  In our increasingly consumerist society, many have been spending beyond their …
  • Barbados Bishop – designate (11/20/2018) -   The House of Bishops of the Church of the Province of the West Indies has selected the Rev. Michael Maxwell, rector of Holy Trinity Church in St Philip to be the next 14th Bishop of Barbados. On 16 Nov 2018 the provincial secretary informed the diocese the bishops had …
  • Cathedral Sunday Evensong to Inspire and Rally Worshippers   (11/17/2018) - Another inspiring experience that will rally the congregation around the theme “Discipleship: A Pledge to Follow Jesus” is in store for worshippers at the Cathedral Sunday Festal Evensong at the Spanish Town Cathedral on November 25. The Service, which will begin at 3.45 p.m., is the highpoint of the annual …
  • Chile Becomes Anglican Communion’s 40th Province (11/6/2018) - The Anglican Church of Chile – has been inaugurated as the latest province of the Anglican Communion in a service of joy and celebration in the capital, Santiago. It was originally part of the province of South America but was granted provincial status after sustained growth. More than 800 people, …
  • Central American Bishops appeal for Anglican Communion solidarity over migrant caravan (11/6/2018) -   Bishops from three Anglican Provinces have called for “solidarity” from the Anglican Communion as a caravan of migrants travels from El Salvador to the United States. The plight of the people making the journey was reported around the world after US President Donald Trump said that he had mobilised …
  • Diocesan Delegation at Leadership Conference in Colombia (10/25/2018) - A seven-member delegation led by Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, The Rt. Rev. Howard Gregory, is among Anglican clergy and laity from Latin America and the Caribbean now meeting in Cartagena, Colombia to discuss Partnerships for Leadership and Financial Capacity. The meeting, which begins today (October 25) and …

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