Church of the Province of the West Indies


T&T Bishop calls for raising the age of consent

The Bishop of Trinidad & Tobago has urged his country’s parliament to reform the nation’s marriage laws, raising the age of legal marriage to 18. 


Bishops urges international mediation in Central American border dispute

The Bishop of Belize has urged his country’s territorial dispute with Guatemala be referred to the International Court of Justice for mediation


Apologies for slavery unhelpful, Barbados bishop argues

"I am not sure what an apology would do at this stage,” said Bishop Rufus Brome 


Clergy condemn 'gang culture' in the Caribbean

Church have spoken out against the growth of “gang culture” in the West Indies, urging Anglicans to take the lead in combatting the moral causes of the region’s crime wave.


Bahamas archdeacon sacked

“It is most unfortunate that information about this diocesan administrative matter has hit the public domain prematurely, with the accompanying embellishments and interpretations, that is, stating that the sole reason for my decision was archdeacon’s failure to apologise to the prime minister. Nothing could be further from the truth.”


Be an instrument of God's peace -- Christmas message from the Archbishop of the West Indies

If there is a condition ... full of conflict and tension, a condition that makes the presence of peace difficult to implant and to maintain, one in which the use of a gun may seem to someone as an easier solution than the pursuit of reconciliation, do your best to restore peace. This is the greatest gift you can share at this time.


Neville DeSouza honored

The Prime Minister of Jamaica has released a statement of condolence upon the death of the country’s former Anglican Bishop, Neville DeSouza


Violence on the agenda for the West Indian synod

The 39th Provincial Synod of the Church of the Province of the West Indies is meeting this week in Barbados


Church call to end gambling in The Bahamas

Nassau’s bishop has urged his government to end gambling in The Bahamas, saying the perceived economic benefits were outweighed by the moral harm incurred.


Diocese backs Jehovah's Witness ban

The Diocese of Jamaica has backed the decision by a church school to ban a Jehovah’s Witness from serving as a student leader at a prestigious girls school.


Archbishop Hart re-elected president of the LCC

The Bishop of Liberia and the Archbishop of the Province of West Africa, the Most Rev. Jonathan Hart, has been re-elected to a two year term as president of the Liberian Council of Churches (LCC).