Left with many unanswered questions
When I heard in the evening news on VOB 92.9FM and read in THE NATION that a person from the St Lucy area was arrested and charged with assaulting Police Commissioner Tyrone Griffith, I wondered if I was hearing and seeing right.
The whole thing has left many unanswered questions in my mind.
But before I ask some of those questions, it must be made very clear that I have great respect for the commissioner and the members of the Royal Barbados Police Force.
Now to the questions: Why was the commissioner forced to make the arrest? Where were the other police officers from the nearby police station? Where was the commissioner at the time?
In any country in the world there must be rules and regulations and they must be enforced. People must realise that they have to obey and carry them out.
I would hope that the situation with the commissioner will be dealt with urgently and if the person is found guilty, they should feel the full weight of the law.
Change of services
Canon Geoffrey Mayers, rector of St John Parish Church wrote in his newsletter for the month of November noted that there has been a steady decline in the number of persons attending church.
“Over time I have been noticing a steady decline in the number of persons attending the two Sunday services. To use our resources to the full I think it necessary that we turn our attention to a one service per Sunday. This service will be at 8 a.m. This experiment will start from the first Sunday in December. I am also proposing from 2018 to have two services on the first Sunday in each month and one for the remainder of that month. Any change is difficult but change is necessary.” The rector also sees benefits in the change: “I can see some benefits in going in this direction. Those groups that now meet in the evenings during the week could use the time after church for your meeting. I have already started using the time after the one service on the fifth Sunday for council meetings. We can use this time for an adult Bible study. Some persons say of change, ‘It can’t work’. Let us give it a try.”
Diocesan Secretariat Please be advised that the Diocesan Secretariat is now at its new location at the Ivan Harewood Centre, Christ Church Parish Church.
Bethel Got Talent It promises to be an exciting, and entertaining evening at the Donald Henry Auditorium at Bethel Methodist Church, Bay Street, tomorrow at 6 p.m.
The St Mary’s Anglican Church will be hosting the Maryan Affair tomorrow on the grounds of St Gabriel’s School, Henry’s Lane, St Michael from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The public is invited.
Youth Bible Pageant
The Moravian Church Youth Council Second Bible Pageant, Unlocking The Kingdom, takes place tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Calvary Moravian Church, Roebuck Street, St Michael. The public is invited. Luncheons • The St Gabriel Church in association with the St John Parish Church will hold its annual luncheon on Sunday, at Crystal View, Kendal, St John from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited. • The St Martin Anglican Church will hold its annual luncheon on Sunday, November 19, at the Pommarine Hotel, from 12:30 p.m. The public is invited. • The St Catherine Anglican Church will be holding their annual luncheon on Sunday, November 26, at Sunbury House, from 12:30 p.m.
The Fulnec Moravian Congregation, Watts Village, St George annual missionary festival takes place on Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. The preacher is the Rev. Arlette Waterman of the Methodist Church. The host pastor is the Rev. Andrew Roberts.
Patronal Festivals • The St Martin’s Anglican Church Patronal Festival continues from today until Sunday. The theme is Builders Together With Christ: Being A Beacon Of Christ’s Presence In The Community and the theme song is Let Us Build A House.
The St Leonard’s Anglican Church continues its Patronal Festival from today until Sunday. The festival will conclude with A Time To Talk on Sunday, November 19 at 5 p.m.
Institution The Lord Bishop Dr John Holder will institute Rev. Julian Crawford as Rector of St Mary on December 9, at 4 p.m. Please remember her in your prayers.