Defence Force welcomes new senior chaplain
The new Rector of St Matthias Anglican Church Reverend Hugh Sandiford was today named as the senior chaplain of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF).
The announcement was made this morning by Chief of Staff Alvin Quintyne during the annual Barbados Regiment Colour to Church Service held at the church.
The position was previously held by Reverend Canon Devere Murrell, who served up to December 31 last year.
Quintyne congratulated the new chaplain on behalf of the officers, enlisted ranks, cadets, civilian members of staff of the BDF and their families.
“Reverend Sandiford, we are truly delighted to welcome you warmly into our midst as a special member of the BDF’s family and we do look forward with great expectations to your wise counsel and spiritual guidance in the years ahead,” the Chief of Staff said.
As he delivered his first sermon in his capacity as the newly appointed senior chaplain, Reverend Sandiford commended members of the force for their “good work” in protecting the country.