The Anglican Communion will institute a new rector on Tuesday, the day of the Feast of Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome.
The Institution and Induction of the Rev. Fr. J. Everton Weekes as Rector of the Parish of St. Mary’s Bequia with Holy Cross, Paget Farm, St. Michael, Canouan, Mustique and St. Matthias, Union Island, takes place at the St. Mary’s Parish Church, Port Elizabeth, Bequia.
Father Weekes was born on April 5, 1951 and is married to Judy Jennifer (nee Keizer) and their marriage produced two children.
He holds an Upper Second Class Honours B of Arts degree in theology from the University of the West Indies — Codrington Theological College Barbados. He was ordained to the Diaconate on Dec. 21, 1976 and was ordained to the Holy Order of Priesthood on Aug. 7, 1977.
Throughout his ministry he has served as Rector of the St. Simon the Cyrenian Episcopal Church, Fort Pierce, Florida from 1995 – 2013; St. Matthew Anglican Church, Inagua, Bahamas (1987); Grace Church, Riviere Doree, Choiseul, St. Lucia, with St. Paul, Vieux Fort (1982-1986).
He was also the Priest-in-Charge St. Jude’s Anglican Church, Smith Point, Grand Bahama, Bahamas (1987-1995); St. John, Gouyave, Grenada, with St. Mark, Victoria (1978-1982) and Assistant Priest of the St. George’s Cathedral, Kingstown, St. Vincent from 1977-1978.
He was a member of the Institute of Christian Studies, Diocese of Central Florida and the Recruitment, Training, and Development Committee, Office of Black Ministries, National Episcopal Church.
Upon his Institution and Induction on Tuesday he will serve in the Parish of St. Mary’s Bequia with Holy Cross, Paget Farm, St. Michael, Canouan, Mustique and St. Matthias, Union Island.
The Service of Institution and Induction will be performed by Bishop of the Windward Islands, His Lordship the Right Rev. Bishop C. Leopold Friday and will commence at 10 a.m.