In her concern for the hungry and the poor, the “Communicant’s
Association” was founded on the 29th October 1856.
This Association, besides “exciting one another
to the duties of religion”, runs what is commonly
called the “soup kitchen,” giving to at least
25 poor persons, irrespective of religion, a dish of hot
food everyday. The “soup kitchen”, which is
now run from the Church of the Ascension at Sion Hill,
is one of the oldest social outreach programmes in St.
Vincent and the Grenadines, if not the oldest. The
Communicants Association holds meetings on the first Monday
in every month, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Cathedral.
If the first Monday is a holiday, the meeting is held
on the second Monday of the month.
The Mothers’ Union is an international charity of
the Anglican Church that seeks to support families worldwide.
The organization was founded in 1876 by Mary Sumner. Worldwide,
its members are not all mothers or even all women, as
there are many parents, men, widows, singles and grandparents
involved in its work. However, in the Diocese of the Windward
Islands, all the members of the Mothers’ Union are
women. Its main aim is to support marriage and family
life, especially through times of adversity.
The vision of the Mothers Union is of a world where God's
love is shown through loving, respectful, and flourishing
relationships. The organization has as its aim and purpose
to demonstrate the Christian faith in action by the transformation
of communities worldwide through the nurture of the family
in its many forms.
The Mothers Union meets at the Cathedral on the 2nd
and 4th Tuesday of every month beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Church Women’s Association
The Anglican Church Women’s Association (ACWA) was
formed in 2007 and seeks to provide Anglican women with
an "opportunity to discover and live the meaning
of their baptism in Christ." Women 25 years and older
can join ACWA, which is made up of Worship, Fellowship,
Social Outreach and Fundraising Committees. The
group meets the second Thursday of every month at the
Anglican Youth Movement (AYM)
Anglican Youth Movement (AYM), sometimes called the Anglican
Young People’s Association (AYPA) is a Christian
young people’s organization which was founded in
1902 in Canada by Reverend Canon Brown, Rector of St.
James Church, Ontario.
The group has as its motto, "For Christ and the Church"
and operates on four principles: Work, Fellowship, Edification,
The group’s activities include debates, Spelling
Bees, cultural evenings, Bible study/quiz, motivational
talks, health talks, etiquette classes, socials, etc..
Each year, the AYM runs a Summer Programme for children.
The group meets the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturday
of every month at 3:30 p.m. at the Cathedral.