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Rev Bev

Reverend Beverley Sealy-Knight - Rector

Rev Bev, as she's affectionately known to all, has been Rector of St. James since 2009. One of the two first women ordained within the Diocese of Barbados in 1996 by the former Bishop, the Right Reverend Rufus Brome, Rev Bev is now the first female Rector of a parish church within the Diocese.

Having served previously as Rector of St. Leonard's Church, Holy Innocents Church and St. John the Baptist Church simultaneously with the Church of the Good Shepherd, Rev Bev is passionate about Youth Ministry, Outreach and Mission Programmes.

Rev Bev is married with two sons.

 

 
Bishop Brome

The Right Reverend Rufus T. Brome - retired

Bishop Brome has been attached to St. James as assistant to the Rector since 2004 after his retirement. Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination to the diaconate on December 21, 2011, he also published his first book that year. Preaching In and Out of Season is a compilation of sermons covering the various church seasons as well as special occasions in the church and community and difficult subjects.

Bishop Brome's ministry has taken him to Antigua, St. Kitts and the USA as well as his native Barbados. He has served as a part time lecturer in Pastoral Care and Counselling at Codrington College, Rural Dean of St. Peter, the first Canon Missioner of the Diocese of Barbados and Archdeacon of Barbados. In 1993, Rufus T. Brome was elected the twelfth Bishop of Barbados where he served until his retirement in 2000. At the time, he was the first Barbadian of African descent to be appointed to this position. On retirement, he took up an appointment in the Diocese of Newark, New Jersey where he served as Assisting Bishop and Bishop-in-Residence at Trinity and St. Philip Cathedral. Since his return to Barbados in 2004, he has been attached to the St. James Parish Church as assistant to the Rector for the past seven years. Over the years his work has taken him outside the Church where he served in education as Chairman of Boards of Management, Member of the Police Service Commission, Member of the Public Service Commission, Member of the local Privy Council and deputy Chairman of the Committee for National Reconciliation. He was awarded the National Honour of Gold Crown of Merit for service to Church and Community.

The Bishop and his wife have four children, ten grandchildren and another one on the way.

 

   
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