Pompey marks 20 years as Archbishop
April 22, 2005
Pompey marks 20 years as Archbishop

Last Sunday a large gathering of approximately 2,000 Spiritual Baptists from as far as England, Barbados and Grenada joined hands with their local Spiritual brothers and sisters at the St. Elizabeth’s Spiritual Baptist Cathedral in Belmont.

The occasion commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the Most Rev. Cosmore Pompey as Archbishop and Primate of the Spiritual Baptist Archdiocese of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. {{more}}

The celebrations began at 1 p.m. with a march by members, led by the Royal SVG Police Band from Bentley Mofford’s gap at Belmont down to the Cathedral. It was followed by a six-hour service conducted by Archdeacon Frank Simon. The afternoon’s programme included a number of musical items, a very inspiring message from Archbishop Granville Williams of Barbados, tributes and presentation of gifts.

Rev. Melford Pompey, son of the Archbishop in his tribute, described his dad as a faithful husband, loving father and loyal servant of God.

Other tributes were delivered by Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs Selmon Walters, representing the Government; Ronny Daniel of the Christian Council, Archbishop Johnny Jones of the Mt. Carmel Archdiocese, Bishop Elsa Young and Bishop Thompson from the UK. His Excellency the Governor-General Sir Frederick Ballantyne was also in attendance.