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St. Patrick's Anglican Church,  located in historic Governor's Harbour, was established in 1848.  It was enlarged in 1876 and dedicated in 1892. 

 

 

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Schedule of Services:

 

Holy Eucharist           Sunday 10:45 AM

Sunday School          Sunday 10:45 AM

Evensong                   Sunday 7:00 PM

Bible Study                Tuesday  7:00 PM                                          

People's Warden -  Arthur Bethel

Priest's Warden -  Arthur Turnquest

Catechist -  Eric Johnson

Organist -  Arthur Rolle

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This magnificent pipe organ was installed during the consecration service and was bought for the price of One Hundred Pounds. After suffering damages from the hurricanes of 1928 and 1933, donations in the memory of  Mr. George Bethel, former organist for 73 years, were used for repairs.  This organ is one of the most beautiful musical instruments in the Bahamas and the oldest.  The current organist, Mr. Arthur Rolle (pictured right) has been our organist for the past 44 years!

Arthur Turnquest, Priest's Warden               Eric Johnson, Catechist                    Arthur Bethel, People's Warden

St. Patrick Missionary Bishop of Ireland

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 As a boy of fourteen or so, Patrick was captured and taken to Ireland as a slave; his captivity lasted until he was twenty, when he escaped after having a dream from God in which he was told to leave Ireland by going to the coast.  When reunited with his family he began his studies for the priesthood and was ordained a bishop, and sent to take the gospel to Ireland.  Patrick preached and converted all of Ireland for 40 years.  He worked many miracles and wrote of his love for God in Confessions.  After years of living in poverty, traveling and enduring much suffering he died March 17, 461.  St. Patrick's Church celebrates its Patronal Festival on the Sunday closest to the 17th March.