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New Anglican Bishop presides over first confirmation service

Bishop of Barbadian Anglican Diocese, Reverend Michael Bruce St John Maxwell held his first confirmation service this morning urging the confirmation candidates to continue to walk the path of righteousness. At the service held at the Cathedral of St Michael and All Angels, Reverend Maxwell confirmed 15 parishioners from the St Michael’s Row, Bridgetown church. He […]

Bishop of Barbados Right Reverend Michael Bruce St John Maxwell (left) at last evening’s ceremony.

A new direction for the Anglican church

The Anglican Diocese of Barbados under new leadership will be much more involved in tackling and lending its voice to critical issues and helping to address worrying aspects of the country’s economic and social condition. Filled with charisma and energy, the newly-appointed Bishop, the Right Reverend Michael Bruce St John Maxwell, during yesterday evening’s enthronement […]

Bishop of Barbados Michael Bruce St John Maxwell (right) and other members of the clergy during this evening’s ceremony.

Bishop Maxwell enthroned

The final episode in the extended process of appointing a new Bishop was finally concluded with the enthronement of the Right Reverend Michael Bruce St John Maxwell this evening. The 14th Bishop to hold the position, Reverend Maxwell’s enthronement service at the St Michael’s Cathedral, symbolically started with the Bishop standing outside of the door […]

Girl Guides Association marks 100 years with church service

By Anesta Henry The Girl Guides Association of Barbados held its annual thanksgiving service today. This year, the special service, held at the Cathedral of Saint Michael and All Angels, The City, observed the Association’s 100 anniversary. Governor General Dame Sandra Mason was present for the special service which was also attended by scores of […]

Church told to speak out against corruption

The church has been reminded to speak out against corruption in the country. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce Dwight Sutherland made the call this morning at the Central Bank Church Village for the Michael Cathedral Centre for Faith and Action Independence Entrepreneurship Expo. While lauding the church for its contribution to the social […]

Michael Bruce St. John Maxwell

New Anglican Bishop to be consecrated on January 26

The new Anglican Bishop of Barbados will be consecrated on Saturday, January 26. Rev Michael Bruce St John Maxwell will be consecrated in a ceremony at the Gymnasium starting at 5 p.m. The enthronement ceremony will be held on January 28 at the St Michael Cathedral. Maxwell, 47, succeeds the Most Reverend Dr John Holder who […]

My first order of business is to ‘unify our church’: Bishop-elect

Rector of the Holy Trinity Church, Reverend Michael Bruce St John Maxwell, today held his first church service as Bishop-elect of Barbados. The Bishop-elect told the members of the congregation, where he has been serving for 10 years, that while he is still adjusting to the news that he has been chosen to the lead […]

BGIS workers lauded at 60th anniversary service

The Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) marked its 60th anniversary with a church service at Calvary Moravian Church, Roebuck Street, St Michael Sunday morning. BGIS employees sang and danced to the call to worship which included popular songs such as Royal Telephone and Hallejuah. Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Public Affairs Senator Lucille Moe in her brief address said […]

Ann Gill Memorial Methodist Church celebrating 125 years

The Ann Gill Memorial Methodist Church, Fairfield, St Michael is celebrating 125 years as a church congregation. The Church, named after the sole Barbadian female heroine, Sarah Ann Gill, who was a local pioneer for the Methodist Church in Barbados, was previously the Gill Memorial Church, located at Eagle Hall, St Michael. It was given […]

Morris defends decision on Anglican bishop

Anglican priest Charles Morris is defending the decision to place the election of the next Bishop of Barbados in the hands of the House of Bishops, the highest decision-making body of the Anglican Church in the Province of the West Indies. After 11 ballots in four attempts to elect a replacement for the retired Dr […]

Barbados’ Anglican Bishop to be decided by House of Bishops

After four meetings of the elective synod and 11 ballots, which all ended in stalemate, the choice for the next Anglican Bishop of Barbados has been handed to the House of Bishops. During a heated meeting at the Christ Church Parish Church this evening neither the Dean of the Cathedral of St Michael and All […]

Sinful act

The priest in charge of St Martin’s Anglican Church is making it clear to whomsoever was responsible for a fire at the altar that nothing will get in the way of the work of God. “We will continue to rise and we will not be deterred from God’s work,” Rector Amrela Massiah told Barbados TODAY, […]

RC Church launches anti-violence campaign

The Roman Catholic Church has launched an anti-violence campaign which focuses on getting would-be criminals to think of their own bodies when they contemplate engaging in criminal activity. The cleric behind the My Body, Temple of the Holy Spirit, I celebrate campaign, Father Clement Paul, said the church had been trying to get people to […]

No same sex!

A group of church leaders brought down fire and brimstone on the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community today during a news conference prompted by an upcoming gay pride march and the need to clearly state their position “on the LGBT agenda”. During the hour-long briefing at the New Testament Church, the group […]

Catholic Church wants Govt to abolish the death penalty

The Catholic Church is calling on the Mia Mottley-led Government to abolish the death penalty, arguing it is not justified under any circumstance. In a statement of support for a ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which declared the mandatory death sentence for a conviction of murder as unconstitutional and a violation of […]

David Durant

Broken trust

Apologize to the people of Barbados! This was the solemn advice issued today by former Government Senator Dr David Durant to the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), as it embarks on an uphill rebuilding process following its recent decimation at the polls. While decrying the “character assassination and verbal abuse” which occurred on the DLP platform […]

Deadlocked

Still no decision on a new Anglican Bishop for Barbados. The Elective Synod of the Church failed for the third time tonight to select a leader. As was the case on the previous occasions, members of the House of Laity threw their support behind the Rector of St George Parish Church, 45-year-old John Rogers, the […]

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