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Welcome to St. Agnes Anglican Church, Grants Town

New to the Church? Here's what we value.

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Meet the Rector, Father Keith N. Cartwright

The Venerable Archdeacon Keith Nathaniel Cartwright was born in Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas on Maundy Thursday 3rd April, 1958 to Catechist Raphael and Chlorine Cartwright. Archdeacon Cartwright is the eldest of the Cartwright’s three children. Archdeacon Cartwright was baptized and confirmed at St. Agnes Anglican Church. The Archdeacon recounts that he began serving around St. Agnes’ altar at the age of 6. Cartwright’s formal education began at St. John’s Preparatory School from 1964-1969, later matriculating to St. John’s College in 1969 where he graduated in 1976. While at St. John’s, Cartwright served as the school’s Head Boy.

Gospel: Luke 15:11-20

Then Jesus said, “There was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.’ So he divided his property between them. A few days later the younger son gathered all he had and traveled to a distant country, and there he squandered his property in dissolute living. When he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed the pigs. He would gladly have filled himself with the pods that the pigs were eating; and no one gave him anything. But when he came to himself he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired hands have bread enough and to spare, but here I am dying of hunger! I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me like one of your hired hands.”’ So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him.


 

COLLECT FOR FATHER’S DAY

Heavenly Father, you entrusted your Son Jesus, the child of Mary, to the care of Joseph, an earthly father. Bless all fathers as they care for their families. Give them strength and wisdom, tenderness and patience; Support them in the work that they have to do, protect them as they look to you for love and salvation through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


COLLECT FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

O God, your never-failing providence sets in order all things both in heaven and earth: Put away from us, we entreat you, all hurtful things, and give us those things which are profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


COLLECT FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion; for the sake of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


COLLECT FOR THE DAY OF PENTECOST

Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


COLLECT FOR CORPUS CHRISTI

God our Father, whose Son our Lord Jesus Christ in a wonderful Sacrament has left us a memorial of His passion: Grant us so to venerate the sacred mysteries of His Body and Blood, that we may ever perceive within ourselves the fruit of His redemption; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.


COLLECT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Almighty and generous God, you are the Creator and Giver of all that is good. We thank you and praise you for the beauty of the earth, and for all the gifts which we have been given. By your grace, may we show gratitude and always be mindful in guarding it from exploitation, Help us to be good stewards, who care for your earth, and who work to preserve it for future generations through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


St. Agnes Bible Study Meeting

Bible Study sessions resumes this Wednesday,

24th January, 2024 via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. sharp

Meeting ID: 823 8330 0876

Passcode: 033653

For more information please contact Camille King

or St. Agnes Bible Study WhatsApp Group chat.


Readers for Respective Masses Needed

Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

If you are interested in reading at either mass, please place you name and number on the sign up sheet located at the southern Church door or contact the Church Office at 325-2640 at your earliest convenience.


Next Sunday is Trinity Sunday 

We are all invited to the Feast of Title for Holy Trinity Church on Sunday, 26th May 2024 at 3:30 p.m.


Flowers for St. Agnes Sanctuary

Members celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, or any other

special occasion in their lives, are encouraged to mark these

events by making a donation towards the purchase of

flowers to beautify the sanctuary, as we continue to make

our worship experience meaningful and unique.

Your donation will be greatly appreciated and acknowledged.

For more info please contact the Church Office.


 

 

 

Ushers for Sunday, 23rd June, 2024

 7:00 a.m. Mass

Garnell Kemp, Monique Mitchell,

Rudolph King, Franklyn Bosfield

6:00 p.m.

Christine Ingraham, Winifred Ferguson


 

Ushers for Sunday, 23rd June, 2024

10:30 a.m. Mass

Leyvontanique Levarity, Halle Styles, Zuri Hanna,

Kellan Wilchcombe, Sian Grant


 

HOLY DAYS THIS WEEK

Tuesday

Catechist Bernard Mizeki: Martyr

Saturday

St. Alban: Martyr 304 AD

Patron Saint of St. Alban’s Church in

Driggs Hill – Andros


St. Agnes Week Day Services

Monday – 7:00 a.m. Mass

 Tuesday – 7:00 a.m. Mass

Wednesday

6:00 a.m. Mass and 12:30 p.m. Mass

6:30 p.m. – Virtual Bible Study

Thursday – 7:00 a.m. Mass

Friday – 7:00 a.m. Mass

 Saturday – 9:00 a.m. Mass


 

St. Agnes Parish Upcoming News & Events

JUNE

 

16th: Basil Burrows, Camille Gomez, Danarvio Hanna, Matthias Yallop, Marie Neeley, Lewanda Strachan

17th: Joshua Chipman, Jazzmin Poitier, Jonathan Strachan,Dana Wallace

18th: Persis Hepburn

19th: Noré Arnett, Athama Bowe Jr., Michaela Brathwaite, Trevor Cargill II, Dionne Comery, Brinae Ferguson,Sian Grant, Valentine Grimes, Marvin Hepburn Jr.,Theodore Turnquest

20th: Yvonne Albury, Peter Cartwright, Theodore Cooper,Kyra Fraser

21st: Dion Brown, Marcia Cooper, Fred Paul, Janet Sawyer

22nd: Roscoe Darville, Keith Ferguson, Keith D. Hanna III, Dr. David Stuart, Joann Wilson

 

JUNE

 

16th:

Mr. & Mrs. Jewitt Bain (1yr)

 

17th:

Mr. & Mrs. Kaylen Jervis (24yrs),

Mr. & Mrs. Prince Moxey (35yrs),

Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Stuart (52yrs)

 

18th:

Mr. & Mrs. Pete Armbrister (13yrs),

Mr. & Mrs. Cardinal Ferguson (30yrs),

Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Fisher (47yrs)

 

19th:

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Ferguson (31yrs),

Mr. & Mrs. Ian Stubbs (25yrs)

 

20th:

Mr. & Mrs. Wendel Williams (63yrs)

 

 

 

 

 

 


St. Agnes Senior Choir Practice will be held this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Church. All choir members are asked to attend. Persons who are interested in joining the choir are asked to contact Preston Ferguson (424-1161).


St. Agnes Youth Group Meeting Youth Group is officially on Summer break. Meetings will resume in September 2024.


St. Agnes Prayer Group Meeting will be held this Friday at 6:00 p.m. in the All Souls Chapel. All members are asked to attend. Persons wishing to join this ministry are also asked to attend.


St. Agnes Altar Servers will meet this Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. All altar servers are asked to attend.


St. Agnes Girls Brigade will meet this Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. All members are asked to attend. All young girls who are interested in joining are asked to attend or contact Carol Rahming at (557-9406).


St. Agnes Primary & Youth Choir Practice will practice this Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the Church. All choir members are asked to attend. Young persons who are interested in joining the choirs are asked to attend.


Diocesan Patronal Festival 2024 Our Annual Diocesan Patronal Festival Service will be held on Sunday, 30th June, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street. All Acolytes and Ministries of our Church are asked to be in attendance dressed in full uniform. There will be an outdoor procession of witness down Bay Street and back to the Cathedral. Our presence and prayers are expected.


Independence Sunday 2024 Sunday, 7th of July, 2024 we will celebrate our 51st Anniversary of Independence of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas at our 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. Members are asked to wear colours of our Bahamian Flag. Let us pray for our Bahamas as we together celebrate 51 years of governing our own affairs.


St. Agnes Street Festival and Grand Raffle

St. Agnes will be having a wonderful Street Festival and Grand Raffle on Saturday, 28th September 2024 from 12 noon until along the entire Cockburn Street.

Every member is called upon to get involved in this huge event to help us raise funds to continue our Social Outreach programs and our massive renovation projects.

We are inviting persons who wish to help plan and work the Festival and Raffle to our meetings each Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

Co-Chairpersons for the Street Festival & Raffle are:

Henry Dean: (557-2547)  Kyron Strachan: (447-5474)

We need your support to make this Festival a success.


 


St. Agnes Primary & Youth Choir Practice will practice this Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the Church. All choir members are asked to attend. Young persons who are interested in joining the choirs are asked to attend.


St. Agnes Father’s Day 2024 Father’s Day will be celebrated this year on Sunday, 16th June, 2024 at 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services.

We will be honouring our Fathers of the Parish. There will be NO Solemn Evensong that evening.


St. Agnes Street Festival and Grand Raffle

St. Agnes will be having a wonderful Street Festival and Grand Raffle on Saturday, 28th September 2024 from 12 noon until along the entire Cockburn Street.

Every member is called upon to get involved in this huge event to help us raise funds to continue our Social Outreach programs and our massive renovation projects. We are inviting those persons who wish to help plan and work the Festival and Raffle to our meetings each Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Co-Chairpersons for the Street Festival & Raffle are:

Henry Dean: (557-2547)

Kyron Strachan: (447-5474)

We need your support to make this Festival a success.


St. Agnes Living Legends 2024 Members of the Church who will be 70 years of age by 30th November, 2024 are asked to contact the Church Office at (325-2640). We would like to honour you as one of our Living Legends. Deadline to submit your name is the 1st July, 2024


The Youth Ministry expresses many thanks for your support in their Dollar Drive Fundraising initiative. If you missed it, donations are still being accepted and can be made to Megan Sears, Durante Charlow, or Deacon Howard Bethel. Donations can also be made to the Church Office.


The Christian Education Ministry wish to extend a special thanks to all persons who donated and supported the Fruit &Vegetable sale making it a success.

All proceeds are in aid of our Vacation Bible School 2024. Anyone wishing to donate towards VBS 2024

please contact: Kevin Hanna Sr. (557-3990).  VBS will be held 22nd July – 26th July, 2024