SMTP sends Heartfelt Condolences

The Division of Training acknowledges with gratitude and a deep sense of loss, the life and work of the Rt. Revd. and honorable Dr. Alfred C. Reid, retired Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, who was a pioneering director, tutor and ardent supporter of the Diocesan Supplementary Ministry Training …

Death of Bishop Alfred Charles Reid

The 13th Bishop of Jamaica, the Rt. Rev. Alfred Charles Reid died at his home in Manchester December 2, 2019.  The Bishop, was in his 82nd year. Bishop Reid was elected Diocesan Bishop on December 12, 2000, in succession to the late Bishop Neville deSouza. He was enthroned in the …

Archbishop Gregory Receives Symbols of Leadership

The Primatial Cross, the primary symbol of his authority as spiritual leader of the Church in the Province of the West Indies, was presented to The Most Rev. Howard Gregory last Thursday (October 10) at an historic Recognition Service to mark his election as the 13th Archbishop of the West …

Sermon preached on the occasion of the Recognition Service to mark my Election as the 13th Archbishop of the Province of the West Indies, in the Cathedral of St Jago de la Vega, on October 10, 2019.

Let us pray. Almighty God, in every age you have called out men and women to be your faithful servants.  We believe you have now called us to join that great company who seek to follow you.  Grant unto us today and always a clear vision of your call and …

The International Reformed–Anglican Dialogue – 2019

OUR ARCHBISHOP’S VISIT TO JAPAN The International Reformed–Anglican Dialogue (IRAD) between the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and the Anglican Communion met for the fifth time, between 23 and 30 August 2019 in Hiroshima, Japan, under the leadership of Co-Chairs: The Revd Dr Elizabeth Welch (WCRC) and The Most …

Devotions in schools

Standing together as a school family, usually on a Monday morning has been part of the Jamaican landscape for over a century. General Assembly of which devotions are a part of the agenda for that event, is designed to bring the school community together and make them become aware of …

Diocese Rallies Support for The Bahamas

In the wake of the devastation caused this week by Hurricane Dorian on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, the Diocese is rallying support among its members for the massive relief and rebuilding programme in The Bahamas. As a first expression of solidarity, The Rt. Rev. Robert Thompson, Bishop …