Anglican rector Adams retires after 40 years
November 27, 2012

Anglican rector Adams retires after 40 years

The Anglican Diocese of the Windward Island on Wednesday announced the retirement of the Venerable Charles Adams{{more}} (Emeritus) rector of the Parish of St Mary, Bequia with Holy Cross, Paget Farm, St Michael, Canouan, Mustique and St Matthias, Union Island.

Archdeacon Adams has been rector of the Parish of St Mary for more than 40 years and has served as Archdeacon of St Vincent and the Grenadines for approximately 30 years.

He also served at the St George’s Parish Church, Archdeaconry of Grenada during the interregnum in 1984-85.

The diocese said in a release that it thanks God for the priest’s many years of service.

“[H]e was instrumental in the building of the Bequia Anglican High School, and has given yeoman service to the people of Bequia through his ministry and involvement in social and community work.

Many persons from St Vincent, including non-Anglicans, can speak of his remarkable hospitality, the rectory doors were always open and all were welcomed to share a meal or to be refreshed,” the release said.

To this end, there will be a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the St Mary’s Parish Church, Port Elizabeth, Bequia, in thanksgiving for the rector’s ministry.