To: Clergy and People
From: The Bishop
1st October, 2019
We have learnt of the passing of Mr. Chasley David of Grand Anse, St. George’s Grenada who died at his home on Thursday 26th September, 2019 at the age of 96. Left to mourn are his four sons Philip, The Honourable Peter David, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Grenada, Paul, Patrick and their families, other relatives and friends.
Chasley served on the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of St. George, Grenada and as Priest Warden for over forty years. He was the Parish representative to the Island Church Council and Diocesan Synod for many years. He also served as a member of the Incorporated Trustees of the Church of England in Grenada, The Diocesan Trustees and the Diocesan Board of Finance and Diocesan Council.
Mr. David was a dedicated Christian who loved God and the Church, and gave generously of his time, talent and treasure to the Glory of God, the spread of the Gospel and the well-being of the Church. He ensured that the clergy’s needs were satisfied so that they can carry out their priestly responsibility to the best of their ability and fulfill their pastoral obligations to parishioners and others.
Chasley made it his duty to be at worship regularly and received Holy Communion frequently after due preparation, particularly on Sundays and on the Greater Holy Days, of which Easter is the chief. He was also present at the midday Eucharist on Wednesdays and Fridays in the Chapel at the St. George’s Parish Church. In his latter days he worshipped at St. Vincent Church, Morne Jaloux. ·
We extend our deepest sympathy to his Sons and their Families other relatives and Friends. May they experience the comfort of God’s Holy Presence and know the consolation of God’s Jove. Amen.
Rest Eternal grant unto Chasley O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon him. May he and all the faithful departed through the·mercies of God, rest in peace. Amen.
The Funeral for the late Chasley David is scheduled for 2:00PM on Wednesday 16th October, 2019 at the St. George’s Parish Church, Church Street, St.George’s, Grenada.
Recognition Service -Archbishop Dr.Howard Gregory.
The House of Bishop’s and Standing Committee of the Church in the Province ofthe West Indies meets next week in the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. The Recognition service for the Most Rev’d Dr. Howard Kingsley Ainsworth Gregory is scheduled for 4:00pm Thursday 10th September, 2019 at the St Jago de Ia Vega Cathedral, Spanish Town, Jamaica. The Venerable Christian Glasgow will be attending the Provincial Standing Committee meeting and will represent the Diocese at the Recognition service.
TRINITY CHURCH WALL STREET NEW YORK- LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN PARTNERSHIP MEETING Curitiba, Brazil (October 24-29, 2019)
I have been invited to attend the above named conference in Brazil.
The Theme: “Partners in Leadership:Identifying and Equipping Emerging Leaders”. The PURPOSE of the Partners in Leadership Brazil conference is to convene, and train lay and ordained church leadership to:
• Reflect upon the current state of the churches and church leadership, in order to
• Identify and equip a new generation of prophetic leaders energized to
• Respond to changing social and structural realities skillfully, and prepared to
• Implement creative strategic solutions to current challenges as well as visionary approaches to antic-ipated challenges.
The conference GOALS:
At the end of the Partners in Leadership conference, participants will come away with new skills to:
• Identify and equip additional emerging leaders,ordained and lay, in their regions
• Appreciate the varying expressions of Anglicanism and concurrent challenges among their Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian neighbours
• Identify strengths ar:td limitations of post-colonial era Anglicanism
• Think critically about the current state of formation and worship in their contexts
• Craft a framework for strategic direction in their contexts
• Commit to
regional cooperation using existing
Episcopal/Anglican networks, while encouraging formation of new ones
The Very Rev’d 0 Samuel Nichols, Dean, St. George’s Cathedral, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Mrs. Jacqueline Callender-Theophile of the Parish of the Holy Trinity, Castries, St. Lucia will be accompanying me to the Conference.
With every good wish and God’s blessings!
The Rt. Rev’d C. Leopold Friday
Bishop of the Windward Islands