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The Rev. Canon DeVere Murrell

Canon DeVere Murrell

The Parish Family of St. Matthias Church in Barbados welcomes you to our website, and to our Church if you are ever on the island or if you live here and may be visiting.

St. Matthias has always been proud of  its simplicity of worship in the Anglican tradition and we continue to offer Holy Communion and/or Sung Eucharist every Sunday with Sung Mattins on the third Sunday of the month. Our Family Service, a non traditional worship experience,  takes place on the First Sundays and this is followed by Holy Communion.

We would be delighted to hear from you through our guestbook, email or the post. Of course, you are also welcome to join our message board.

May God Bless you and yours.


Sundays   : Eucharist 7.00 & 8.45 a.m.
            Sunday School at both services

            We hold just one service (8.00 a.m.) on the last Sunday of each month containing a fifth Sunday. This obtains for every Sunday in August.

Wednesdays: 6.30 & 9.30 a.m.

            A priest is available on Wednesdays from 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon and on Fridays from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. or by appointment.

Rector      : The Rev. Canon DeVere Murrell
Asst. Priest: The Rev. Merlene Lucas

Church Wardens: Mr. Mark Pearson (246) 435-0422
                Mr. Louis Barrett

Synod Representatives: Mr. Louis Barrett
                       Mr. De Courcy Welch
                       Mr. Winston Chase (Alternate Representative)

Organist: Mr. Keith Bourne,
          SCM, J.P., B.Sc., M.B.A., A.T.C.L., C.C.U.E.

Assistant Organist: Miss Janaye Burgess
Hon. Assistant Organist: Mr Mark Pearson

Parish Secretary: Vacant

Sextons: Mr. Clyde Corbin
         Mrs. Lois Bynoe

Chief Usher: Marcia Knight

Church Organisations

Church Council Secretary  : Lynette Devonish
Treasurer                 : Pamela Smith
Altar Guild               : Aileen Walcott
Bereavement Support Group : Cheryll Bowen
Flower Guild              : Andrea Quintyne
Health & Wellness Guild   : Patricia Goodridge
Men's Fellowship          : DeCourcy Welch
Mothers' Union            : Deanna Pollard
Readers' Guild            : Rodney Mayers
Altar Servers             : Suzette Bourne
Sunday School             : Veronica Taylor and Suzette Bourne
Ushers' Guild             : Marcia Knight
Youth Ministry            : Janelle Clarke

Office/Fax: (246) 429-5733
Email     :

Postal Address: St. Matthias Anglican Church
                St. Matthias Road
                Christ Church, BB14034
                BARBADOS, WEST INDIES

Office Hours  : Monday to Saturday 9.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.

Rectory       : (246) 427-7389
Email (Rector):

Calendar of Events 2014

The Calendar of Events for 2014 (February 27, 2014 revision) is available in PDF format at the following link. It may be viewed in either of the following ways:

* Right-click it and choose "Download link as..." (the text in the menu varies according to browser used) and save it to your computer. After downloading the file, double-click it to open it

* Just click the link to open the file in your browser

Events Calendar 2014
Latest Bulletin

The PDF (Portable Document Format) file of our bulletin for Saturday, February 15 to Saturday, March 1, 2014 is available at the following link:

Bishop Peter Fenty Ordination

Ever since it was announced that the recording of the Ordination of the Venerable Peter Fenty to the Sacred Order of Bishops would be available on YouTube, there has been much anticipation! Well, wait no more! Please click the link below to view it:

Many Thanks

During Holy Week and Easter 2013, our Church was graced with the presence of the
Rev Patrick Springford and his wife Carole, visitors from the UK.

On Thursday, April 11 Canon DeVere received an email from them which he is pleased to share. It may be found at the following link.

What a Wake Up Call!

Michelle Sargent recently posted the YouTube video at the link below to our FaceBook page. Nice!

Thanks for sharing, Michelle :)

Morning Has Broken
CPWI Hymnals

We are now taking your bookings/advanced payments!
Music edition: $65
Words only: $25

Booking forms are at the Ushers' Desk.
Wanted: Clean Clothes

We need clean clothes which are in GOOD CONDITION, to fit teenagers and young children, boys and girls. They should be good for at least another year or two.

Please call the Church Office before you bring them!
* Call Lawrence: 254-5575 *

Need a pair of Gents pants made? Cushions covered? Well, Lawrence is the one to call!
Steel Pan Group (Reminder)

Practice is on Sundays at 4.00 p.m. and all members are expected to attend.
Bible Study

How well do you know your Bible? Join Rev. Lucas on Wednesdays at 6.00 p.m. to get a deeper insight into the teachings of the Bible.

On the first Sunday of each month, we collect your offering of groceries to assist those in the community who are less fortunate.
No Sexton on Tuesday Afternoons & Thursday Mornings

Heads of Organisations are asked to note that there is no Sexton on duty on the days and periods noted above. Please arrange your meetings accordingly.
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Q: Why should we be quiet in church?
A: People are sleeping.

(Heard on TV)

 Last Modified: 18 November,2014