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Women at the altar

Women at the altar

Although 20 years have passed since the church in the Anglican Diocese of Barbados began ordaining women into the priesthood, there are many persons across the island who remain unhappy with this development, Bishop John Holder has acknowledged. Bishop Holder’s admission of continued resistance to the presence of women priests came Tuesday evening as Anglicans […]

Choral harmony at HymnSpeak

Choral harmony at HymnSpeak

Barbadians went to St Mary’s Anglican Church in their hundreds last night to vent their choral chords in a standing room-only HymnSpeak evening of the Barbados Gospelfest 2016 season. Led by Reverend Dr Mikie Roberts, the congregation joined with the HymnSpeak Voices, Bethel Chimers, John Bryan on organ, Mark Forde on steel pan, members of […]

New dean must marry City and church

New dean must marry City and church

It is said that The City is the heart of a country. And the new rector and dean of the Cathedral Church Of St Michael And All Angels, the Very Reverend Dr Jeffrey Gibson, has been given the mandate to marry the Anglican Church and that community. At his installation on Sunday, Gibson was called upon […]

High praise for Youth in Agriculture programme

High praise for Youth in Agriculture programme

The three-year-old Youth in Agriculture Farm programme, which has turned out a crop of 113 secondary school students to date, is being hailed as a model that should be “widely adopted” to complement the education and training system. This call came from deputy permanent secretary in the Ministry of Labour Yolande Howard, as she appealed […]

The youth need positive role models

The youth need positive role models

Pastors at the Abundant Life Assembly are calling for positive role models to assist the country’s young people. Commenting on the level of criminal activity involving the youth in recent times, pastors Kevin Hunte and Michael Holford made it clear that it was not all of doom and gloom for the island’s young people. However […]

PRAYING FOR PEACE

A spokesman for the Anglican Church, a prominent Roman Catholic priest and a Pentecostal pastor today deplored the upsurge in gun-related crime that has hit Barbados in recent weeks, raising concerns about what could lie ahead if the current trend is not arrested. John Goddard, chairman of the Anglican Commission on Advocacy and Social Justice, […]

Church comes out against ‘moral slide’

Church comes out against ‘moral slide’

The Restoration Ministries Church in Brittons Hill, St Michael, has come out against the ‘moral slide’ currently gripping Barbados. And yesterday, members of that church assembled there for just over two hours to pray for the healing of the country. Pastor in charge of the church, Reverend David Durant, in an interview with Barbados TODAY, […]

NOT HERE!

NOT HERE!

Evangelical churches here have made it clear that they would staunchly oppose any attempt to legalize same-sex marriage in Barbados. In fact, outspoken pastor Rev David Durant has said that, in the United States, where the practice is legal, the Supreme Court should protect pastors who refuse to marry same-sex partners, and Christians and businesses […]

Fun day for the Church of God

Harrison College grounds was the venue for the recently held New Testament Church of God’s Fun Day. National Youth Director Stephen Scott explained that the event had been on hold for the past four years but in an effort to cater to “the social development of young people”, the Fun Day was revived. “We [the […]

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