Anglican Church  appoints three Youth Coordinators
July 21, 2017

Anglican Church appoints three Youth Coordinators

Leopold Friday, Bishop of the Windward Islands has appointed and commissioned three youth coordinators for the Archdeaconries of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), Grenada, and St Lucia.

The appointees are: Ronnise Henry – SVG, Sheree-Ann Auld-Mark – Grenada and Glenda Polius – St Lucia. These coordinators, whose appointments took effect in February 2017, were commissioned on Sunday, July 16, during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the presence of the St George’s Cathedral congregation worshipping at the Church of the Ascension, Sion Hill, Kingstown.

A release from the Diocese said the coordinators spent three days preceding their commissioning ceremony in worship, Bible study, prayer and reflection at the Anglican Pastoral Centre, New Montrose.

“This was a time of reflection on self (who am I?), on context (as a Church, who are we?) and on their role (what am I called to do?). The facilitators were The Rt Rev’d C Leopold Friday, Bishop of the Windward Islands The Rev’d Canon Ashton Francis, Archdeaconry of SVG Youth Chaplain and Rector of the St Paul’s Parish Church Calliaqua with St John, Belair and Clifton Nedd, JP Anglican Alliance Caribbean Facilitator, the Windward Islands Diocesan Youth Director, and the Church in the Province of the west Indies Lay Member on the Anglican Consultative Council,” the release said.

The new youth coordinators are now charged to work with parishes and other church institutions to build capacity to respond to the mission of God and his church as expressed in the five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion.

The five Marks of Mission are: to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom; to teach, baptise and nurture new believers; to respond to human need by loving service; to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation; and to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth.