Members of the 2019 St. Peter Community Independence Committee and its Ambassadors with (centre) Pastor Wendell Clarke. They attended the Mile-and-a-Quarter Bethany Baptist Church where the group launched its project under the theme 'Exploring Our Heritage; Enriching Communities'.
St. Peter Parish Ambassadors launch project which focuses on Heritage
On Palm Sunday, the St. Peter Parish Ambassadors Karina Browne and Cody Redman-Boyce, announced their project for 2019-2020 entitled “Exploring Our Heritage; Enriching Communities”.
This news was shared with the congregation of the Mile-and-a-Quarter Bethany Baptist Church during their service.
The Ambassadors explained that the topic of ‘Heritage’ was selected to offer residents the opportunity to develop greater awareness of their past.
They added that this would ensure a better understanding and appreciation of how they have arrived at their present situation and can better plan for the future, including making their contribution to the Creative Economy.
The Ambassadors also said that perhaps apart from St. Michael, there was, in their opinion no other parish whose heritage – especially its built heritage – was as rich as St. Peter.
Heritage signage, re-introduction of Nature & Heritage Trail
In an effort to achieve the goal of sensitising and enlightening parishioners about their heritage, some of the committee’s activities were outlined. These included the placement of signage detailing the history of places such as Battalleys and the forts of Speightstown and the re-introduction of the former Arbib Trail.
The Ambassadors also mentioned that they would be aiming to foster greater community spirit as they interact with residents during walk-throughs and other public events at which they were expecting the support of members of the congregation and of all residents of the parish.
Induction of Ambassadors at church service
At Sunday’s service, the Ambassadors were inducted and received their instruments of office. They were fitted with their new sashes by 2018’s male Ambassador, Alexander O’Neale and by previous Attendant, Carmel Weir. Earlier on, Pastor Wendell Clarke blessed the slashes.
The young parish representatives were supported by their Attendant, members of the Parish Independence Committee (PIC) and the parents of the Ambassadors.