The Anglican Community in Grenada is still in search of a further $2.1M for the rebuilding of its main church on Church Street, St. George’s that was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in September 2004.
During last Sunday’s weekly service, the congregation was informed that as of March 1st the balance on the rebuilding account stood at $440, 000.
The estimated cost of the repairs and refurbishing of the church is $2.5M.
As a means of securing the additional funds required for the rebuilding process, a special appeal has gone out to all Anglicans in Grenada to contribute to the process.
The rebuilding committee has already distributed pledge forms to Anglicans and are appealing to everyone who received the documents to offer whatever financial assistance they are able to give as they all need to work together for the success of the project.
Since the passage of Ivan, Anglicans have been worshipping at the St. George’s Anglican Senior School (Hindsey) on Church Street, St. George’s and have been making use of the nearby Roman Catholic Cathedral for Funeral Service for their members.
The rebuilding committee has stepped up its fundraising efforts and announced plans to hold an Easter Luncheon on Sunday, April 12th at the Anglican High School in Tanteen, St. George’s.
The luncheon will cost each person $30.00, with the targeted sum to be raised set at $10,000.
The rebuilding project was launched August 24th, 2014 and it was estimated that work on rebuilding the church will take 18 months to complete.
It is anticipated that work will begin soon on the ring bean to prep the roof, and the roofing material that has been sourced out of Guyana is expected to arrive on the island shortly.
Meanwhile, persons wishing to have their children attend the Anglican Junior School on Church Street, St. George’s for the new school year in September are informed that registration will take place on May 8.