To: Clergy and People
From: The Bishop
16th August, 2019
By the grace of God the Rt. Rev’d C. Leopold Friday, Bishop of the Windward Islands will ordain the Rev’d Miss Alison Samuel to the Holy order of Priests at the Church of the Ascension, Sion Hill, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines at 5:00PM on Wednesday 28th August, 2019 being the feast of St. Augustine of Hippo, Bishop and Theologian.
The newly ordained priest will celebrate her first mass at 6:00am on Friday 30th August, 2019 at the St. George’s Cathedral, Kingstown.
Your prayers and presence are requested.
The Parish of St. Mary, Bequia with Holy Cross, Paget Farm, Mustique, St. Michael, Canouan and St Matthias, Union Island celebrates. the 190th anniversary of the dedication of the St. Mary’s Parish Church, Bequia this week, culminating on Sunday 18th August, 2019. I invite you to join me in congratulating the Venerable J Everton Weekes and the parishioners as they celebrate this milestone and pray God’s continued blessings and guidance on them. Happy Anniversary!
We have learnt of the passing Mr. Allistair Clouden of Belmont, St. George’s Grenada who died on 31st July, 2019 and was buried on 7th August, 2019. We extend our deepest sympathy to his children and other relatives and Friends. Mr. Clouden was a former Lay Reader and synod representative of the Parish of St. George, Grenada and a member of the Brotherhood of St. George.
We have learnt of the passing of Mrs. Algiva Burke of Byera, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, who died on 31st July, 2019 her funeral service is scheduled for 2:30pm on Saturday 17th August, 2019 at the Holy Trinity Parish Church, Georgetown. She was the mother of Ms. Maria Burke, former synod representative of the Parish of the Holy Trinity, Georgetown, member of the PCC and ICC representative, and Lay Minister for the Parish of St. Matthew, Biabou, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. We extend our deepest sympathy to Maria and other relatives and friends.
We have learnt of the passing of Mr. lan Dowe of Morne Jaloux, St. George’s Grenada who died on 7th August, 2019, lan was employed with LIAT as a Pilot and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Dowe. Mrs. Margaret Dowe is a former Diocesan President of the Mothers’ Union and a former executive member of the Provincial Mothers Union.We extend our deepest sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Dowe, Colin and other relatives and friends.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Sir Vincent Beache former Parliamentarian and leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition in St. Vincent and the Grenadines who died on 5th August, 2019. We give thanks to God for his years of service to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and extend our deepest sympathy to his widow, Lady Vida, children and other relatives and friends.
We pray that those who mourn may experience the comfort of God’s holy presence and know the consolation of God’s love. Amen.
To those who have died: Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord. And let light perpetual shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
With every good wish and God’s blessings!
The Rt. Rev’d C. Leopold Friday
Bishop of the Windward Islands