BASSETERE, St. Kitts - AFTER months without a Sanctuary for worship, members of the Christchurch Anglican Church have been blessed with a newly-renovated building.
At a ceremony held at the Sanctuary yesterday (Jul. 14), members of the Anglican community joined with worshippers at Christchurch in rededicating their new building.
Standing at the door of the building, Bishop of the Diocese of the North Eastern Caribbean and Aruba, Bishop Errol Brooks made a dramatic entrance when he knocked three times at the door and said, “Let the doors be opened”.
As he moved through the aisle, Bishop Brooks blessed the lights, Processional Torches and candles. And standing in the center of the church he proclaimed to the congregation, “Bow down before the Lord,” before moving towards the choir stall, altar rail and pulpit.
While at the pulpit, Bishop Brooks proclaimed, “This pulpit, we dedicate in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.”
He also blessed the Altar, stating that “our hearts have fashioned this Altar in Your honour”.
Special praise were given to all who contributed in making the renovations a successful venture, and they include the benefactors, the workers and the parishioners.
In a report, Priest-in-Charge Rev. Canon Dr. Alson B. H Percival gave a breakdown of how the work was done on the building.
The report stated that work began on January 7, 2013 and they were greatly assisted by members of other Anglican congregations throughout the Federation.
It also stated that in March they had welcomed 12 of their brothers from St. Peter Episcopal/Anglican in Jacksonville, Florida, who, as part of their Caribbean for Mission and Ministry, assisted them in their effort.
Project Manager Hyacinth Pencheon was recognised for the hard work she did in the construction of the building and was presented with a plaque.