Archbishop of Canterbury visits
BARBADOS will play host to Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and his wife, Caroline, who arrived for a two-day visit yesterday.
Archbishop of the West Indies and Bishop of Barbados Dr John Holder welcomed the couple to the island.
Holder said Welby was on a tour to observe how Anglicans in Barbados, Guatemala and Mexico were living and sharing their faith.
“We are very, very pleased to have him with us at this time, their first visit of the Caribbean, and we’re sure they will come again,” Holder said.
In acknowledging Holder’s welcome, Welby said the Province of the West Indies was one they looked to for an example in being a “bridge” province with people around the AnglicanCommunion.
“I also thank God for the contribution made by Church of the Province of the West Indies to the wider Anglican Communion, with its tradition of excellence in theological education and with its considered and imaginative contributions towards the unity and well-being of the Anglican Communion as a whole,” Welby said in a statement.
A highlight of Welby’s visit is a service at Christ Church Parish Church tonight, where he will preach. He will also be meeting Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and members of the clergy. There are scheduled visits to Codrington College and St James Parish Church. (YB)