11 Church News & Notices

Cathedral News

The St. Michael Centre for Faith and Action Trust is a Registered Charity No. 1322. The Objectives and Goals are: i) the advancement of public education and religion; ii) the promotion of purposes beneficial to the community; and iii), the relief of poverty. Interested persons may contribute to the work of the Centre as associates; such are asked to complete a registration form and make an annual contribution of at least $25.00. A brochure is available with further details.

Guild of St. Raphael: A branch of the Guild of St. Raphael was commissioned in the Cathedral on Sunday, December 03, 2017. The Convener is Mr. Darwin Clarke and the Secretary is Ms. Kurlyne Alleyne. Members observe a simple rule of prayer, study and work for this ministry, aiming always to promote Christ’s ministry of healing – healing of the whole person. The Guild will meet in corporate worship on the first Wednesday of each month at the Public Service of Healing.

Confirmation Classes: Please note that registration for Confirmation Classes is still ongoing. Interested persons may collect forms from the Cathedral Office – Monday to Friday, between the hours of 9:00 A.M and 4:45 P.M daily.  An orientation session for all interested persons will beheld on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10 A.M.

Restoration Appeal: Members are reminded that today (July 01) a collection will be taken towards the Cathedral Restoration Fund. Envelopes are available for persons to use at their convenience. Thanks for your generous contribution and ongoing prayers for the restoration.

Registration: Further to the appeal for a registration of all members of The Cathedral, please note that, so far, only 235 have been received out of over a 1000 forms distributed. The cooperation of everyone is required; please be reminded that the information is for Cathedral use only, and will be held in confidence.

Outreach Committee will be having a Flea Market on Saturday, July 28, 2018 beginning at 6:30 A.M. Only quality used items will be accepted.

Excursion: The Mothers’ Union will be holding its Annual Bus Excursion on Emancipation Day, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 to Bath Beach, Bath, St. John. Bus transportation will be provided. Cost – $25.00. Bring your picnic basket and come and enjoy the day.

 Photographs: Copies of the congregational photograph taken with Archbishop Holder and Mrs. Holder are available upon request at prices $10 for 4” X 6”, $15 for 5”X 7”, and $20 for 8” X 12”. Please see the notice board in the Northern Porch for the proofs.

Thanks: The office of the Administration would like to thank all those persons who assisted in the clean-up on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Deacon’s Cupboard: Persons are reminded that on the fourth Sunday in the month, contributions of food items are received for the Deacon’s Cupboard. Towards that end, members are invited to bring gifts on Sunday, June 27, 2018.  Through this ministry, the Cathedral is able to serve the needs of various persons during the course of a week.

Centenarian: Congratulations to Mrs. Edith Griffith who celebrated her 100th birthday last Thursday, June 14. She is a resident of Camelot Nursing Home, Pine Gardens, St. Michael.  On that day, the Dean and Mrs. Judy King, Eucharistic Minister, administered the Holy Communion to her; she was joined by her son, daughters and other relatives.

Fire Wardens:Fire Wardens: Some measures have been taken to enhance the Safety and Security of the premises: the installation of Electronic Surveillance Cameras, Smoke Detectors, and Fire Extinguishers. The next phase is Emergency Management. Towards that end, the Church is seeking four more persons to serve as Fire Wardens in the event of an emergency. Interested persons may contact the Administrative Assistant’s office.

The Daily Offices: Members are encouraged to pray the Daily Offices of Morning and Evening Prayer as part of their growth in righteousness, and of having a right relationship with God and their neighbours. The Book of Common Prayer is a symbol of unity in the Church in the Province of the West Indies and we stand in solidarity with other believers from across the Anglican Communion. The Cycle of Readings for the Daily Office affords persons the opportunity to read significant portions of Scripture throughout the year. Please see Proper 10 Year 2, page 763; for example, tomorrow, Monday, the readings for Morning prayer are: Psalm 25, Joshua 2:1-14, and Matthew 25:1-13; at Evening Prayer, Psalm 9, 15, 1 Samuel 18:5-16, 27b-30, and Romans 11:1-12. For further details
“Concerning the Daily Office Lectionary”, please see page 734, BCP. Pray for grace at this time!

INVITATION to a GBQC Charity event: You are invited to enjoy an enjoyable  evening, with net proceeds for a worthy cause (equipment for the gym and outfitting a new sports facility, nearing completion) and QC.  Wonderful ambience, tasty refreshments, and entertainment with a flavour of CropOver.

Tickets will be at box offices by Wednesday, June 20, 2018.  See poster at right for details.


Barbados Diocesan Synod: The Electoral Assembly which reconvened on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in the Ivan Harewood Centre, Christ Church Parish Church remained deadlocked.  Neither Fr. John Rogers nor Dean Jeffrey Gibson secured the required two-thirds majority in both the House of Clergy and the House of Laity at the same time, in any of the three ballots which were cast. The meeting was adjourned a new date to be set. In the meantime, let’s continue to offer prayers for the Synod to discern the one whom God wants to become the 14th Bishop of the Diocese of Barbados.

Annual Diocesan Synod: The Annual Synod will reconvene on Tuesday, July 17, 2018; and the next Electoral Assembly on Monday, July 30, 2018. Both sessions will commence at 5:30 p.m. in the Ivan Harewood Centre. Your prayers are requested for the guidance of the Holy Spirit upon the Synod. In particular, let’s
continue to offer prayers for the Synod to discern the one whom God wants to become the 14th Bishop of the Diocese of Barbados.

Eleven Plus Retreat: The youth department will be hn.osting a weekend retreat for students who sat the 2018 Common Entrance Examination. Its focus will be to bring “awareness of the challenges and changes our children will be facing, and to assist in this transition and reinforce positive values which should lead to positive change as they take this next step”. The retreat will be held at St. Clements Church Centre, St. Lucy from June 29th to July 1st . Cost – $60 per student. Churches are encouraged where possible to sponsor their students. Deadline for applications is June 4. Registration forms are available.