To: Clergy and People
From: The Bishop
28th April, 2022


The Rev’d Fr. David Kesterton

We welcome from our companion Diocese of St. Albans England, the Rev’d Fr. David Kesterton, Vicar of All Saints Church, Shaftesbury Road, Luton, LU4 8AH, England who arrived in St. Vincent and the Grenadines yesterday. He will be visiting for just over two weeks. Fr. Kesterton will be staying in the Parish of the Holy Trinity, Georgetown. A number of his parishioners have a Caribbean background and some are originally from the Parish of the Holy Trinity, Georgetown. He hopes to familiarize himself with that context and also obtain information on the effects the explosive volcanic eruption has had on persons in that area.

Archbishop Woodroffe Memorial Lecture

The 8th Annual Archbishop Sir George Cuthbert Manning Woodroffe Memorial Lecture is scheduled for 7:00pm on Thursday 19th May, 2022. The lecture will be delivered by The Rev Canon Garth Minott lecturer at the United Theological College of the West Indies, Mona, St Andrew, Jamaica, a role he has held since July 01,2003. In this role, he lectures in practical theology especially in Introduction to Ministry, Christian Ethics, and Christian Worship. Prior to his current position, Canon Minott was Rector of the Browns Town Cure, having been ordained a Deacon in 1992 and a Priest in 1993. He is a recent graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI) with a MPhil Degree focusing of the Church, Social Justice and HIV and AIDS. He is also a graduate of McGill University with a MA in Theology. He is married to Denise and they have two children.

Canon Minott is Deputy President of the College and coordinator of the Doctor of Ministry programme offered by Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, USA. He pursued professional development training in areas such as Instructional Design, Basic Research Skills and Clinical Supervision. Other areas of professional involvement include Consultant on mainstreaming HIV and AIDS in Curriculum, Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) HIV/AIDS Master Trainer, former Member Ethics Committee UWI Medical Faculty, former chair of the board of the Jamaica AIDS Support for Life; a nonprofit organization serving the needs of people living with HIV as well as trans persons and other vulnerable groups, and also a former member of the Jamaica National Bioethics Committee. He is currently a member of the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Humanities and Education UWI. Canon Minott has published articles in the Journal of Caribbean History, Groundings, Journal for the Network of African Theological Institutions and Springer. He received the CIBC RBC Bank Unsung Hero award for work in the area of HIV and AIDS. Presently, he is a member of the International Anglican Roman Catholic dialogue (ARCIC Ill) and he is also a Vice President of the Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC).

The Lecture will be online the link will be sent to you nearer to the date of the Lecture. Blessings and peace!


The Rt. Rev’d C. Leopold Friday
Bishop of the Windward Islands