09 Church News

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: Registration is now open for children and adults who are desirous of being confirmed. Please complete and return the forms provided as soon as possible.

Worship. Archbishop John Holder will spend his last Sunday as Bishop of the Diocese and Archbishop of the Church of the Province of the West Indies in the Cathedral. He will preside and preach at the 9 o’clock Sung Eucharist on Sunday, February 25, 2018 when his relationship with the cathedral will be celebrated. All are invited to attend this historic service of worship.

Death Notices
(a) Condolences to Canon George Knight on the death of his former mother in law, Mrs. Mayfield Griffith (99 years); she was also the mother of the Rev’d Keith Griffith.
(b) Mrs. Audrey Cox on the occasion of the death of her husband, Jeffrey Cox. Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course; and to…
(c) The family of the late Ms. Lucy Ianthe Boyce of Morris Gap, Westbury Road, St. Michael.  Funeral arrangements will be announced indue course.

Registration: The Cathedral is currently seeking to update its membership record. Consequently, members are asked to complete the registration forms which are available and return them to the office as soon as possible.

5K Charity Walk And Run has been postponed until further notice. (All proceeds will go towards The St. Michael Centre for Faith and Action and The Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society).

Birthdays and Anniversaries Congratulations to all celebrating birthdays and anniversaries this week.  May God bless and strengthen you.

The Psalms:  From Advent Sunday, The Psalter in the Book of Common Prayer, CPWI was adopted for use at the Eucharistic services in the Cathedral.  Please note that the Gloria is as follows:
Glory to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning is now; and shall be forever. Amen.

Worship Schedule: Members are asked to note that starting with the Christmas season the first service on Sundays will commence at 7:00 a.m. Please adjust plans accordingly.



1. Diocesan Service: The annual Diocesan Service will be held in the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium on Sunday, February 11 at 10:00 o’clock. The preacher will be The Rt. Rev’d Philip Wright, Bishop of the Diocese of Belize.

2. Bishop’s Retirement: Members would be aware, that The Most Rev’d & Dr. the Hon. John W. D. Holder will retire as Bishop of the Diocese of Barbados and consequently as Archbishop of the Province of the Church in the West Indies, on February 28, 2018, having attained the age of 70 years old. The following may be noted:

Regulation C3 “Of the Cathedral Chapter”, 12
I. Whenever the See be vacant, the guardianship of the spiritualties belongs to the Dean and Chapter. The Chapter shall meet within seven days of a vacancy and shall appoint a person who need not be a member of the Chapter to administer the Diocese during the vacancy. The Archbishop shall be notified forthwith of the name and address of the Diocesan Administrator.

Regulation C1 “Of The Bishop”, 3
II. When a vacancy in the See has been formally notified by the Archbishop according to the provisions of the Canons of the Church in the Province of the West Indies, the Diocesan Administrator appointed in accordance with
Regulation C3:12 shall within fourteen days summon a meeting of the Synod Council and the Council shall forthwith instruct the Secretary to summon the members of Synod for the purpose of choosing a Bishop for the Diocese. Twenty-one days’ notice of the time and place of the meeting shall be given.

Your prayers are invited during this period of transition.