Author inspired by God’s call
UK-BASED BARBADIAN author Dianne Sealy-skerritt launched her debut book,
When God Calls, on Saturday, November 24, in the plush surroundings of Radisson Hotel,
Christ Church, Barbados.
The melodic sounds of the Cicely Gay Steel Band set the ambience for the occasion. MC was Jewel Forde, television producer and presenter.
Erma Ambrose, rector of St Paul’s Church, blessed the evening with a stirring opening prayer. After a touching introduction by friend Larry Tatem, Sealy-skerritt made a moving speech about the circumstances that led her to write the book. She explained that the essence of the book acknowledged God’s call as universal and thanked everyone for their unwavering support.
Guest speakers paid tribute to her, praising her for the book’s content and relevance and reading their favourite sections.
Contributions came from Monica Newlands, author; Rev. Guy Hewitt, former Barbados High Commissioner to London; Kim Tatem, promotion and publicity consultant; and Robert Cumberbatch, principal of the Christ Church Foundation School.
Larry Tatem, Rev. Guy Hewitt, former Barbados High Commissioner to London and Robert Cumberbatch.
Erma Ambrose, rector of St Paul’s Church, author Dianne Sealy-skerritt, Jewel Forde and Michael Clarke, Archdeacon of the Barbados Anglican Church.
In this thought-provoking and highly inspirational book, Sealy-skerritt explains how “we can all live the life we were created to live by listening, hearing and responding with obedience to God’s call”.
“Many people sleepwalk through life without ever finding real meaning, purpose and fulfilment,” she said.
A former pupil of St Matthias and Foundation schools, Sealy-skerritt left Barbados at the age of 16 years to join her mother in the UK.
She is a retired equality and diversity officer for the Church of England, diocese of Southwell and Nottingham (2007-2016). She is Nottinghamshire’s first Caribbean African senior social worker.
Her professional background spans management development consultancy, adoption and foster care.
WESU performing at London event. by TYRONE ROACHTHE Barbados Overseas Community and Friends Association (BOCFA), the UK Barbados community’s oldest group, hosted a glittering occasion at the Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury, to celebrate ANDREW CHISHOLM entertaining the audience.
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