Diocese of Barbados
St Lucy's Parish Church
Fairfield, St Lucy, Barbados
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Rector: The Rev Curtis S.R. Goodridge

Telephone: (246)

Times of Services

Sunday

8.00 am


Services/Ministries


History

St. Lucy is one of the six parishes created by Governor Sir William Tufton and the first Church was in existence in 1629.  It was built of timber and was destroyed by the hurricane.

The second Church was built in 1741 of sawn stone. This was destroyed by the hurricane of 1780.  The third Church was also destroyed by hurricane in 1831.  The present Church was built in 1837, and is essentially Georgian, with a tower which conforms to the characteristic of all the other Parish Churches rebuilt during this period.  It has a gallery running continuously on the North, West and Southern sides.  Its seating capacity is 750.

In 1721, a silver Paten was given by Mrs. Anna Hooper.  A brass Lectern was given by Mr. and Mrs. Allan Seale in memory of their son Neville in 1909.  The then Organ was given by  Mr. Thomas W. Deane of Bromefield, St. Lucy and Mr. Edward G. Wooding, owner of Babbs Plantation, St. Lucy in 1870. The present Organ was installed in 1992.

The Font is of marble and bears the inscription Given by Susana Haggatt, 1747".   The pedestal of this Font was destroyed by the hurricane of 1831.  From then until December 1904 the Font  was erected on a wooden post which has since been replaced by marble, a gift of Mr. Howard King in memory of his brother.

The brass Cross on the Altar was given in memory of Sir Thomas Thornhill, owner of Mount Gay Estate in November 1901. The Baptismal Shell was given by Mrs. T.E. Norton Deane in October 1915.

Among the tablets in the churchyard are to the Reverend James Leacock, Martyr of the Pongas Mission, and Dr. Philip Lovell Phillips, who erected the Chancel at his own expense.

Other Church Information


Organisations



Former Clergy


1641-1642
1643-1656
1657-1681
1682-1684
1684-1688
1689-1694
1694-1696
1697-1701
1716
1736
1747
1760
1785
1796-1800
1800-1804
1805
1815-1831
1832-1836
Henry Lord
Samuel Graves
Matthew Gray
Thomas Gibbs
John Wilson
Simon Winch
Samuel Eburne
Gilbert Wharton
Edward Brice
Griffith Hughes
James Lewis
Thomas Harris
William Terrill
John Browne
John Dotin
James P. Neblett
William Marshall Harte
Bryan Nurse
1836-1884
1855
1892-1893
1893-1916
1916-1923
1929-1949
1950-1951
1951-1957
1957-1958
1958-1969
1969

1982-1984
1984-
John Brathwaite
G. Duncan Gittens
Walter Clarence Watson
Henry Hutson
Norton Beresford Watson
Herbert Milton Decourcey Alleyne
Alvin edward Simmons
Fitzroy Elderfield Pestaina
Sidney Charles Little
Arthur John Osborne Fry
Walter Henry Fairweather
W. Donald George
Frank E. Gill
Curtis S.R. Goodridge

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