Church Army of the
Diocese of Barbados
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9282006_35140_0.pngTHE BARBADOS CHURCH ARMY

The Barbados Church Army, the evangelistic arm of the Anglican Church in Barbados was introduced to Barbados in the late 1920’s/early 1930’s with the first batallion reported to be at the St. Silas Chapel in St. James.  His Lordship the Bishop of Barbados, The Rt. Rev. Dr. John Holder is the Patron of the Church Army and its Chaplain is Rev. Michael Maxwell, rector at the Church of St. Jude.

Since these early beginnings the church army is now in 31 parishes in the diocese. These are:

All Saints
St. Bartholomew
St. Lucy
St. Philip
Christ Church
St. Catherine
St. Luke
St. Philip-the-Less
Christ The King
St. Christopher
St. Mark
St. Silas
Church of the Resurrection
St. George
St. Martin
St. Stephen
Holy Innocents
St. John
St. Matthew
Holy Trinity
St. John The Baptist
St. Michael and All Angels
St. Ann
St. Joseph
St. Patrick
St. Augustine
St. Jude
St. Paul
St. Barnabas
St. Leonard
St. Peter with St. Nicholas


1       To be the evangelistic arm of the Anglican church in Barbados
2       To minister to the sick, incapacitated and shut-ins in the diocese
3       To minister to others by holding open-air meetings
4       To minister to lapsed members of the Church
5       To support the poor spiritually and where possible, financially
6       To support the activities of the Church at the parochial and diocesan levels
7       To hold quarterly meetings of the leaders of various battalions
8       To hold annually a commitment and re-dedication service

Membership is be open to any confirmed member of the Anglican Church in good standing and shall be actively involved with the parochial church battalion.



The Barbados church Army shall have a Leaders Council which shall consist of two representatives from each parochial Church Army.


The current officers of the Barbados Church Army are:

President:                      Capt. Maurice  Webster
46 Violet Circle
St. James

Secretary:                      Lt. Loraine Sealy
St. George

Asst Secretary          Lt. Phyllis Dottin
St. George

Floor Members:          Lt. Gloria Bentham                                      
8 Golden Mile
St. Peter

Capt. Brenda Waterman
St. Thomas

Capt. Jonathan Holder
Passage Garden
St. Michael

Capt. Josiah Best
St. Philip


The Barbados Church Army is affiliated to Church Army International. This is a body comprising all the national church army organisations in Africa, Australia, Barbados, Canada, Jamaica, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland, and the United States of America.  The leaders of the national bodies meet regularly as the International Leaders Forum whose current chairman is Captain Bruce Smith of Canada.    

The goal of the Leaders Forum is to reach out to others in words and action with the good news of Jesus Christ and to see people becoming his disciples.  The Leaders Forum is committed to encouraging and enabling others to share this exciting work, to be pioneering as risks are taken for the Gospel, to go into new areas, and to do these things for the sake of Christ with the desire to make Him known to others.  This was the goal of Winston Carlile, the founder of the Church Army, and that remains the goal of the International Forum today.

 Last Modified: 9 July,2007