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The Anglican Church has played a major role in education in Jamaica for almost 200 years. Involvement in the sector dates back to 1825, when the then Bishop of Jamaica, the Rt. Rev. Christopher Lipscombe, advocated that slaves be taught to read.

Many of the early schools were established in buildings or on lands owned by the Church, with the help of members of the community and donations from the gentry, who were members of the church. These include Charles Drax and John Wolmer, benefactors of Jamaica College and the Wolmers Schools, which have achieved an outstanding record of performance.

Today, the Church is still active in the field of education, having direct responsibility for the Church Teachers’ College in Mandeville which it established in 1965, as well as 11 of the island’s High Schools, 112 primary schools, 9 preparatory schools and several early childhood institutions. Some of these institutions are regarded as leased schools, in that the Government is fully responsible for their upkeep.

Members of the clergy serve as Chaplains to the 11 High Schools, and working in collaboration with the teachers of Religious Education, they seek to inculcate Christian values and attitudes in the students.

Devotions in schools

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St. Jago High School Student during Devotion Standing together as a school family, usually on a Monday morning has been…
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ID of Anglican Teachers Retired and In-Service

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TO:                  Members of the Clergy and Board Chairmen SUBJECT:       Identification of Anglican Teachers Retired and In-Service I am requesting your…
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Senior Teachers’ Workshop in Kingston Region

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The Kingston Region, along with the Department of Education and Youth, hosted a workshop for Principals and Senior Teachers at…
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The Diocesan Teacher Education Scholarships and Grants

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The Diocesan Teacher Education Scholarships and Grants will be awarded to successful applicants who have been accepted to study or…
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