Robert McLean Thompson – Born to Minister

The Rt. Rev. Robert Thompson, who retires in August after 47 years of Ministry, declares that his decision to pursue his lifelong vocation in the Church was made for him by God. The Suffragan Bishop of Kingston, who was ordained a Deacon at age 24, admits that: “There were times …

COVID-19 and Clergy

New Normal for Ministry St. Paul’s Little London Cure includes St. Paul’s in Little London, St. Mary the Virgin in Negril, St. Silas in Mount Airy and St. Helena’s in Sheffield. All four churches in Westmoreland have different contextual features for mission and ministry. This posed challenges during the COVID-19 …

Clifton Boys’ Home: Supplies Drive

With work on the outer structure at an advanced stage, the focus is now being given to the installation of the ceiling, floor and bathroom tiles, electrical and plumbing fixtures, sanitary conveniences, cupboards and other facilities.Chairman of the Home and Rebuilding Committee, The Rev. Canon Hartley Perrin, is appealing for …

Godly Dependence Is True Independence

Scripture Passage: “I am the vine, and you are the branches. If you abide in Me and I in you, you will bear great fruit. Without Me, you will accomplish nothing.” [John 15:5 The Voice] In our Jamaican culture, the value of being independent has been instilled in mine own …

Final Sermon as Bishop of Kingston.

SERMON BY THE RT. REV. ROBERT THOMPSONAS BISHOP OF KINGSTON PENTECOST 9 AT THE KINGSTON PARISH CHURCHSUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2020 SERMON TEXT: Matthew 14:16 Gracious Creator, the world is full of an abundance of what we need to live. And, in Jesus Christ, you have given us bread for our …

“Emancipendence” Sermon – Archbishop Gregory

SERMON BY THE MOST REV. HOWARD GREGORY ARCHBISHOP OF THE WEST INDIES & BISHOP OF JAMAICA & THE CAYMAN ISLANDS AT THE ST. ANDREW PARISH CHURCHEMANCIPENDENCE – AUGUST 2, 2020 Let us pray. Lord, you have promised to meet those who seek your face.  Come now and reveal your presence …

“Let not your heart be troubled”

At a crucial time in the relationship with his disciples, Jesus told them, “Let not your hearts be troubled! Believe in God and believe in Me! In my Father’s house there are many rooms. If it were not so, I would have told you, because I am going to prepare …

Wisdom in Times of Crisis

Excerpt from Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation The Wisdom of JobTuesday,  July 7, 2020 Theology does not by itself provide wisdom in crisis. All theology must become a living spirituality to really change us or the world. It’s disappointing that we Christians have emphasized theology, catechism, and religious education much more …