Basseterre, St. Kitts — St. Kitts plays host to the 49th Session of the Diocesan Synod of the Anglican Diocese of the North Eastern Caribbean and Aruba in the period September 27 to October 1 this year, and the Development bank of St. Kitts and Nevis has been thanked for partnering with the local Synod Planning Central Committee.
“The Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis is partnering with our church, the Anglican Church in the Diocese of the North Eastern Caribbean and Aruba as we host the highest decision-making body of our church’s diocesan synod here in St. Kitts,” said Chairperson of the Synod Planning Central Committee, the Rev Canon Isaiah Phillip.
The chairperson, who recently received a sponsorship cheque in the amount of US$2,080 from the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis to assist in the printing of hardcover journals that will be used at the session, said that any partnership between the church and business can only redound to the benefit of the community.
“We are happy for the partnership that Development Bank has established with us in this way,” said Rev Canon Isaiah Phillip. “This partnership will redound for the benefit of the community because we are always there working with people trying to humanise them, trying to make them more conscious about working for peace, and working against violence.
“All those things that impede the progress of business that the bank does, we try to get people to work against them, to work for the things that would engender an atmosphere of peace that would create the things for prosperity and progress which we know the bank is interested in.”
According to the bank’s Support Officer for Marketing Mrs Vernitha Maynard, who presented the bank’s sponsorship cheque of US$2,080 (EC$5,653) to Rev Canon Isaiah Phillip, management of the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis is pleased to be associated with the hosting of this critical regional church meeting in the Federation.
“The church has an important role to play in a country’s development,” explained, Mrs Maynard. “Its role in the development of the minds of young people who later become the nation builders should not be underestimated.
“We agree with Rev Cannon Isaiah Phillip that the church is doing an excellent work in making people more conscious about working for peace which overall spurs development in a country.”
Earlier on Mrs Judy Tyrell, Chairperson of Programmes and Events, had in a written request to the bank soliciting for funds to assist with printing of hardcover journals for the meeting, explained that it would be held under the theme ‘We are Stewards of God’s Creation’.
“One hundred and fifty delegates from across the North Eastern Caribbean and Aruba comprising of the Bishop, Priests and Laity will meet to discuss issues and policies in relation to our faith,” noted Mrs Tyrell. “The printed journals will be distributed to delegates and working committee members for use at the event.”