The Right Reverend E. Don Taylor, the Vicar Bishop for New York City in the Episcopal/Anglican Diocese of New York, will pay a brief visit to Grand Cayman from 5-10 August.
The purpose of the Bishop’s visit is to preside and preach at St. George’s Church (Anglican) on Sunday, 7 August, when he will also baptize baby Jessica Ashlee McBean, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Handel S. McBean who reside in Grand Cayman and are members of St. George’s Church.
The Bishop baptized Mrs. McBean as a baby and has been a friend of the family for years. At the same service, special thanksgivings will be offered for the Forty-third Anniversary of the Independence of Jamaica. The Bishop will deliver the sermon.
Bishop Taylor who is a Jamaican by birth has had a long association with the Cayman Islands and in particular with St. George’s Anglican Church. In the mid 1960s Bishop Taylor spearheaded the movement to restore the Anglican Church to the Cayman Islands.
He would visit Grand Cayman one Sunday in each month to meet with Anglicans living here and to celebrate the Holy Eucharist.
Gradually he molded the Anglicans in the Cayman Islands into a rapidly growing congregation, which emerged as the established Parish that St. George’s Church has become.
Bishop Taylor continues to maintain a lively interest in the growth and expansion of St. George’s Church. When asked about his forthcoming visit the Bishop said: ‘I am so pleased to be visiting Grand Cayman after an absence of several years. I am particularly anxious to see the people of St. George’s and to renew some long standing friendships. Fr. Sean Major-Campbell has been very gracious in his welcome to me and I look forward to being with him. I have many friends here in the Cayman Islands and I do hope to see as many of them as possible in Church on Sunday’
Everyone is invited to worship at St. George’s Church on Sunday and to meet and greet Bishop Taylor.