In­de­pen­dence Day Even­song at West­min­ster Abbey

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THE OF­FI­CIAL UK cel­e­bra­tions of Bar­ba­dos’ 52nd an­niver­sary of In­de­pen­dence started Fri­day, No­vem­ber 30, with Even­song at West­min­ster Abbey, where the Na­tional Flag blew in the wind.

Among the con­gre­ga­tion of tourists and vis­i­tors was a large group of Bar­ba­di­ans, who were greeted with a sur­prise ap­pear­ance by Act­ing High Com­mis­sioner to Lon­don Rev. Charles Mor­ris, the sub­stan­tive Deputy High Com­mis­sioner, who had ar­rived only two days prior to the oc­ca­sion.

Each year, the high com­mis­sion­ers of the Com­mon­wealth coun­tries are in­vited to Even­song on or close to their na­tional day.

This ser­vice fol­lows the tra­di­tional pat­tern in The

Book Of Com­mon Prayer and con­sists of cho­ral mu­sic (psalms, can­ti­cles, and an­thems) from the rich Angli­can mu­si­cal tra­di­tion, along with scrip­ture read­ings and prayers. (TR)

(Pic­ture by Ty­rone Roach)

SOME OF THE CON­GRE­GA­TION on the steps of West­min­ster Abbey with Deputy High Com­mis­sioner Rev. Charles Mor­ris and Laurel Hunt cen­tre.

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