To: Clergy and People
From: The Bishop
14th April, 2016
Restoration of St. George’s Cathedral, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines please see the attached. Donations towards the restoration will be greatly appreciated. Please contact 17844571461, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Restoration of the St. George’s Parish Church, Grenada please see the attached. Donations towards the restoration will be greatly appreciated. Please contact 14734402169, 14734406282, email: email@example.com
Archbishop Woodroffe Memorial lecture 2016
The third annual Archbishop Woodroffe Memorial lecture is scheduled for 7:00pm on Thursday 19th May, 2016 at Frenches House, Kingstown,St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The theme for this year’s lecture is “Revisiting “Word” and “Way”: Communicating Christ to a Contemporary Caribbean Audience” and will be delivered by Mr Reudon A. Eversley J.P.,M.J.1 M.P.M.,Dip. Th. Political Management. Strategic Communication and Media Specialist. lead Consultant, MEDIA Consultants Inc., Christ Church, Barbados. He is a graduate of the Diploma in Theological Studies programme offered at Codrington College and is an occasional preacher at St Christopher’s Church, Barbados where he worships.
The Friends of the Diocese of the Windward Islands have recommended to me that as a Diocese we organize a Diocesan wide Walk-A-Thon for the Saturday 21st May, 2016 to promote the importance of physical activity with regards to good health practices and at the same time to raise funds for the restoration of the St. George’s Cathedral.
The intention is that each parish will decide the route of the Walk-A-Thon and distribute the attached sheets to members of their various congregations to seek sponsors, and to participate in the Walk-A-Thon.
You are kindly asked to send all proceeds to the Diocesan Office. Parishes may choose to send 100%, 75% or 50% of the proceeds to the Diocese and put what is retained towards their own restoration works.
The present estimate for the restoration of the Cathedral is approximately $2.3 million XCD ($8SO,OOO.OOUSD), this will be revised since more recently the intention is to conserve rather than to restore.
The historic St. George’s Cathedral, located in Kingstown, was constructed more than 150 years ago. No major repairs have been carried out on the Cathedral for more than 20 years. Prior to that, work done on the Cathedral was on an “as need” basis and was mainly to repair what was deemed to be “critical” at the time.
With the passage of time, termites have infested the Cathedral to the extent that key areas of the church are deemed unusable and dangerous to the congregation. The entire Cathedral therefore, has to be restored. The Cathedral is a special place to many people, a House of Prayer, a Sanctuary, a place of Solace, where we experience the comfort of God’s Holy Presence, a place of History. I am sure that it has a distinctive importance to you.
I am kindly asking all Anglicans and people of good will to support this worthy cause. You can get your Walk-A-Thon Sheets from your parish priest or from the Diocesan Office.
I am asking each Incumbent to kindly select a member from your Parish who’ll be responsible for organising the Walk-A-Thon in your Parish and send their name to me along with contact information. The Friends of the Diocese would like to convene a meeting with them through Skype.
Archdeaconry Family Day 2016
This year the Archdeaconry of Grenada will celebrate their Family Day on Thursday 26th May, 2016 and the Archdeaconry of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Sunday 19th June, 2016. Please keep these two events in your prayers and begin your preparations to be present.
Healing Conference 2016
Please see the attached letter from Bishop Harold Daniel.
Provincial Youth Gathering 2016
The Provincial Youth Commission will be hosting the Provincial Youth Gathering 111 (PYGIII) this year. The Gathering will take place at the St. Georges University Grenada from 16th – 23rd July 2016. Delegates from each Diocese will gather under the theme ”Anglican Youth Co-Workers with Christ: Living the Faith”.
As customary in order to meet the cost of the Gathering, each Diocese is required to make a contribution for this years’ PYG of US $ 2,300.00.
If you have not done so as yet I am encourages each parish to select its delegate/s to the PYG, and to pay required fees. The cost per delegate is US $850.00 which is inclusive of registration fees, food accommodation and transport while in Grenada. Each Archdeaconry will make the required travel arrangements. Please note the dates when fees are due.
US $50.00 Registration fee per delegate – Due April 30th 2016
1st payment of Diocesan delegation fee (US $400.00 per delegate) – Due May 31st 2016
2nd payment of Diocesan delegation fee (US $400.00 per delegate) – Due June 30th 2016
Please ensure that these fees are paid on time. Archdeaconries of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. lucia can make their payments through the Diocesan Office, Grenada can make payment directly to the Account and inform Diocesan Office and Clifton Nedd by sending a copy of such transaction to: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Parishes are kindly asked to submit the names of their delegates to the Diocesan Office by Monday 25th April, 2016.
The following information is provided to facilitate Diocesan Contributions to the Provincial Youth Gathering.
Eastern Caribbean Dollars Account (XCD) Sort/Swift Code: GROAGDGD
Ace. Name: Archdeacon Relief Fund
Bank Address: Grenada Cooperative Bank, Church Street, St. George, Grenada
If writing a cheque, please make payable to: Archdeacon Relief Fund
N.B. Please ensure that when making arrangements for the transfer of funds, that you pay all service charges. Consideration must be given to buying and selling rates at the origin and destination points.
With every good wish and God’s Blessings!
The R . Rev’d C. Leopold Friday
Bishop of the Windward Islands