The Anglican Parish of
St.George Parish Church
Glebe,St.George, BB 19040 Barbados
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St.George Parish Church
Glebe, St George,BB 19040
Barbados
Telephone: (246) 436-8794 Church
                         (246) 429-0371  Church Office

Rector: The Rev Canon Gregston S. Gooding
Telephone: (246) 429-0372
Tel/Fax: (246) 429-1698

Assistant Priest: The Rev. Amrela C. Massiah


                                                                                                        
                                                              




St. George Church was rebuilt in 1784 at the cost of six thousand pounds "through the spirited and unwearied exertions of Henry Trotman, Churchwarden", after the original church, built between 1637 and 1641 had been destroyed in the hurricane of 1780.  The "new" building has stood the test of time; it was one of four parish churches to survive the great hurricane of 1831, and remained intact during those of 1898 and 1955.
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The Treasures of St. George

St. George is rich in treasures donated by parishioners past and present.  In the reredos frame over the altar hangs the beautiful Resurrection painting, "Rise to Power" by Benjamin West R.A., the only American to become President of the Royal Academy, a post he held from 1792 until his death in 1820.  King George III was a patron of Benjamin West, many of whose paintings hang in Buckingham Palace.
During the last quarter of the eighteenth century, the Hon. Henry Frere of Lower Estate, President of The Legislative Council, commissioned the painting for St. George Church. It was exhibited at The Royal Academy in 1786, labeled “Not for Sale”.  When it arrived in Barbados, the Hon. Henry Frere and the then Rector, the Rev. John Carter, had “fallen out”, and as a result, this masterpiece was relegated to an outbuilding at Lower Estate Plantation, where it remained for more than 30 years.  The story goes that a thief, hiding in the outbuilding, was so unnerved by the accusing gaze of the centurion, that he poked his eye out.  The damaged painting was eventually placed in the church in 1820.  Sixty years later, and effort was made to have the damage repaired, but no artist would attempt to repaint the eye, which was covered instead with a “pirate’s patch”.







                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
        
Picture 005.jpgAnother interesting painting "The Descent from the Cross"  hangs on the wall behind the mahogany pulpit.
Painted on copper, the artist and the origin are inknown, but it is very old and appears to be the work of a master.


Among the memorial tablets are two unique marble sculptures.  The tablet on the north wall in memory of George Hall was sculpted by Westmacott, famous for his statues of Lord Nelson in London and Bridgetown.  On the South wall is the Salter memorial by Nollekens.

In the spacious chancel, added in 1923, are five stained glass windows, mahogany choir stalls and altar rail donated by the Pile family of Bulkeley and Brighton Plantations. More recent stained glass windows may be seen in the North porch donated by former rector, Canon Lionel Burke and his wife, and by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Burke.  There are two new windows in the organ chamber, south of the chancel; one was given by Mrs. Elaine McKenzie in memory of her husband and the other by Mrs. Ruby Brancker of New York, U.S.A. in memory of the Watson and Lewis families.













Office Hours:  Tuesdays 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
                          Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00  Noon



Church Services
Sundays

7.00 a.m. - Said Mass and Sermon
9.15 a.m. - Sung Mass and Sermon
.               Sunday School
                Holy Baptism ( 3rd Sunday )
5th. Sunday of The Month (One Service)
7:00 a.m. - Said Mass and Sermon  

Mid-Week (Wednesdays) Service

6:30 a.m.  Said Mass
   
                                                                        

        

                                                                                
                
Parochial Church Council
2013 -2015              

                                                                                

Rev. Canon Gregston S. Gooding, Rector & Chairman

Mr. Mark Brewster…………………Deanery Representative
Mr.  Roger Bryan……….………………………….Treasurer
Mr. Bertram Carter……………………Synod Representative
Mr. Roger Coppin    Chairman, Ways and Means Committee
Mr. Byron Daniel……………………………………….
Mr. Keith Edghill…………………………………………….
Mr. Adrian Elcock........……………………………………...
Mrs. Shirley-Ann Howell…………………………………….
Mrs. Sandra Ince......................................................................
Mr. Gilmore Mitchell,.. Priest Warden, Alternate Synod Rep.
Mrs. Barbara Parris…………………………….… Secretary
Mr. Vere Parris……………………………………………….
Mr. Adrian Sisnett....................................................................
Mr. Basil Tull………Church Warden, Synod Representative
Ms. Sherill Weekes....……………...........Assistant Secretary



Church Officers
Eucharistic Assistants
Mr. Byron Daniel
Mrs. Millicent. Barrow
Chalice Assistants
Mr. Francis Sisnett
Mr. Gilmore Mitchell
Mr. Alonzo Gill
Verger
Organist/Choirmaster (9:15 a.m. Choir)
Assistant Organist (7:00 a.m. Choir)    
Mr. Cherrol Deane
Mr. Neville King
Mrs. Norma Holder

 Activities

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.       Youth Meeting   ( 2nd & 4th Sundays)
MONDAY  
7:00 p.m.        Church Army Meeting
TUESDAY 
5:30 p.m.       Ways & Means Committee ( 2nd Tuesday )
WEDNESDAY
6:30 a.m.       Said Mass
5:30 p.m.       Mothers' Union Meeting ( Wednesday before 3rd  Sunday)
6:00 p.m.       Choir Practice (7:00  Choir)

THURSDAY
5:30 p.m.       Parochial Church Council ( 3rd Thursday)
5:30 p.m.       Health Guild (Thursday before 4th. Sunday)   
7:00 p.m.     Line Dance Group
FRIDAY
7:30 p.m.      Choir Practice  (9:15 Choir)
SATURDAY
3:00 p.m.       Line Dance Group
5:00 p.m.       Men's Fellowship Meeting ( 1st & 3rd Saturdays)
5:00 p.m.       Ushers' Guild Meeting (Quartley  1st  Saturday)
             
                
                       
                                        

Organisations
Contact Details
Altar Guild
Mrs. June Roach
Church Army

Ms. Monica Craigwell
Health Guild

The Health Guild held its first meeting on November 13th, 1997 and officially started in 1999 with fourteen members.

Aims and Objectives:

Aims

To render medical assistance to anyone becoming ill during church service

To reach out to others in the community, especially the elderly

To encourage members to use their talents to the glory of God.

Objectives

To organise and position members for weekly services
To educate and assist people to cope with chronic illness e.g. diabetes, hypertension, asthma etc.

Meetings are held monthly in the Parish Hall on the 3rd Thursday at 5.30 pm.

Membership:  21

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Mrs. Keitha Alleyne
Men's Fellowship

The Men's Fellowship was established on November 9, 1976 with sixteen members

The present membership: 52

Meetings are held every third Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall

Objectives

1.  To promote and encourage christain relationships among all men
2.  To help in the maintenance of the Church and its surroundings
3.  To promote the welfare of the community by assisting in voluntary and cultural work inside and outside of   
     the parish.
4.  To assist the poor and needy, and to visit the sick.

Mr. Hamel Lorde
Mothers' Union

Our Mothers' Union was formed in 1925 but remained dormant until 1962 when it became an active branch.

Members on roll: 70

Meetings are held at 5.30 pm on the Wednesday before the 3rd Sunday.

Objectives

To visit homebound members
To bring one homebound member to corporate worship as often as possible.
To be actively involved in the Cradle Roll

Mrs. Hadassah Conliffe
Ushers Guild

The Ushers Guild was established on November 15, 2003

Membership: 28

The guild meets on a quarterly basis




Mr. Mark Norville
Youth Development Committee
Mrs. Vanetta Alleyne
Youth Group

Mr. Kareem Rowe

 Former Rectors of St George

1649-1650
1651-1658       
1659-1666
1668-1669
1669- 1688
1689-1693
1694-1695
1710-1714
1714
1746-1796
1777-
1783-1785
1797-
1820-
William Morris
Edward Colborne
John Hopwood
Christopher Amgell
Daniel Dyke
W. Tucker
R. Smith
William Gordon
Gilbert Wharton
John Carter, M.A.
Robert Jackman
Timothy Blenman
A.K. Thomas
William Lake Pinder, M.A.
1841    
1847-
1864
1882--1898
1900-1914
1914-1923
1923-1925
1925-1943
1943-1951
1952-1956
1956-1963
1964-1972
1973-1994
1995-present
C.C. Cummins
J.T. Piggott
J.A. Beckles
George William Sisnett
Eyare Bradley Bovell
Banjamin Carlton Howell
Ven Archdeacon Reginald Skeete
John Alfred Partridge
Francis Mark Dowlen
Clement Christopher Conliffe
Leonard Cyril Mallalieu
Frank Anthony Cayless
Lionel DeCourcey Burke
Gregston Sylvester Gooding







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