To: Clergy and People
From: The Bishop
21st October, 2022
Diocesan Synod 2022
Please see attached The Bishop’s Charge to the Synod. The Pastoral letter will be circulated shortly.
43rd Anniversary of Independence
St. Vincent and the Grenadines celebrates its 43rd anniversary of Independence on Thursday 27th October, 2022. We pray God’s continued guidance and blessings on Her Excellency Dame Susan Dougan GCMG, OBE Governor General, Dr. The Honourable Ralph E. Gonsalves, Prime Minister, Dr. The Honourable Godwin Friday, Leader of the Opposition, all members of Cabinet, Parliamentarians and the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Happy Independence. The Theme for this years Independence is: OUR RESILIENCE! OUR FORTITUDE! OUR PEOPLE!
Provincial Synod 2022
The 41st Triennial Synod of the Church in the Province of the West Indies is scheduled for 12th to 17th November, 2022. It will be a Hybrid Synod hosted by the Diocese of the Windward Islands with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the opening of the synod at the St. George’s Cathedral, Kingstown at 4:00pm on Sunday 13th November, 2022 when The Most Rev’d Dr. Howard Ainsworth Kingsley Gregory will be the chief celebrant and preacher and the Business Session, for those who will be assembling in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, at the Anglican Pastoral Centre, New Montrose, Kingstown. The theme for the synod is: CPWI CONFRONTING COVID-19 AND BEYOND
All members of the church, clergy and people, your prayers and presence at the opening service are kindly requested. All clergy are invited to vest and join in the procession for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
A few members of the province will be accommodated at the Anglican Pastoral Centre and as stated above the business sessions will be held there as well. A few items are needed to make their stay and the synod seamless. We believe that it is your desire, as persons of faith who love God and the Church, to ensure that this will be a reality and you will give generously towards this. Please call the Diocesan office at 4561895 Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com for more details and to make a contribution.
The 145th anniversary of the Diocese of the Windward Islands is on Tuesday 8th of November, 2022. I am asking each parish to Celebrate the Holy Eucharist on this day to mark this occasion to give thanks and to pray for the Diocese.
The 6th November, 2022 is Stewardship Sunday. I am asking each parish to focus on Stewardship on that Sunday and during the week. I also recommend that you have exchange of Pulpits.
Advent Mission Service
The annual Advent Mission Service is scheduled for 9:30am on Sunday 27th December, 2022 at the Arnos Vale Playing Field.
With every good wish and God’s Blessings
The Rt. Rev’d C. Leopold Friday
Bishop of the Windward Islands