To: Clergy and People
From: The Bishop
9th December, 2016
Advent greetings. Jesus says, “surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
Addendum to Circular of 8th December, 2016
We have learnt of the passing of Mrs. Agnes “Sybil” Archer, ofLowthers Lane, St. George’s, Grenada who died this morning at the General Hospital, St. George. Mrs. Archer was a member of the Mothers’ Union, and retired Diocesan Mothers’ Union Worker. She was a member of the St. George’s Parish Church, Church Street, St. George’s, Grenada, where she served as Superintendent of the Sunday School, Leader of the Altar Guild and collating of the weekly offerings for several years.
Mrs. Archer was a faithful Christian, who was devoted to God and the Church. She worked tirelessly going beyond the call of duty and had a special love for children.
The Funeral service is scheduled for 2:00pm on Thursday 8th December, 2016 at the Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, Grande Anse, St. George’s according to Anglican rites.
On behalf of the Diocese of the Windward Islands we extend our deepest sympathy to her son Charles, other relatives and friends.
Rest eternal grant unto her; 0 Lord. And let light perpetual shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
The Rev’d Mrs. Rosemarie Alleyne has informed me of the death of her sister, Annette Butcher, a member of St. Augustine Church, Brooklyn, New York, USA. She passed away on Wednesday at her workplace on Long Island.
We extend our deepest sympathy to The Rev’d Mrs. Rosemarie Alleyne and Mr. Kenneth Alleyne and family, other relatives and friends.
Rest eternal grant unto Annette, 0 Lord. And let light perpetual shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
Appeal for Trough Victims Sandy Bay
I am asking each parish to have an appeal for assistance for the people of Sandy Bay, St. Vincent and the Grenadines who were affected after the recent passing of the trough system in November, 2016. The Rev’d Fr. Kari Marcelle has informed me that the present need is for clothing, bottled water (this is essential, as some of the water is still contaminated) and or non – perishable items. Some of them have lost their house and belongings. So there may also be the need for financial assistance.
You may choose to give cash or kind. Parishes may choose to purchase bottle water and accumulate clothing and other items. You may deliver cash or kind directly to The Parish of the Holy Trinity C/0 Fr. Kari Marcelle or to Diocesan Office.
I have appointed the Rev’d Canon Ashton Francis as Rector of the Parish of St. Paul, Calliaqua with St. John, Belair, St. Vincent and the Grenadines with effect from 1st January, 2017. The service of Institution, and Induction is scheduled for 5:00pm on Tuesday 2nd May, 2017 at the St. Paul’s Parish Church, Calliaqua.
End of Fulltime Ministry
The Rev’d Canon Clement Francis has informed me that he will be closing his pastoral relationship with the Parish of Christ the King, with St. Francis, Carriacou, Grenada and bringing an end to fulltime Ministry with effect from 31st January, 2017.
Canon Francis served as Rector of the parish of St. George, with St Alban, St. Peter, St. Luke and St. Vincent, and as Archdeacon of Grenada from 1988-1997, during this period he was also in charge of the Parish of St. David and St. Paul. Canon also served in the Parish of St. Andrew, Grenville, St. John, Gouyave and as Priest in Charge of Christ the King, Carriacou, Grenada for the past six years. He also served for a short period in the Parish of Grace Church, Riviere Doree, with St. Paul and Christ The King, St. Lucia.
There will be the celebration of the Holy Eucharist in thanksgiving to God for Canon Clement Francis’ Ministry, 4:30pm on Tuesday 31st January, 2017, at Christ the King Parish Church, Carriacou, Grenada. Your prayers and presence will be greatly appreciated.
On behalf of the Diocese I give thanks to God for his ministry, and extend best wishes to Canon Clement and Mrs. Francis and pray God’s continued blessings on them as they move into this new phase of life.
With every good wish and God’s blessings!
The R . Rev’d C. Leopold Friday
Bishop of the Windward Islands