My sisters and brothers in Christ,
Welcome to the newly designed website for the Anglican Diocese of Belize!
It is indeed a pleasure to be able to connect with you through this medium. We have sought to make it more interactive and informative, providing you with the latest developments and activities from around the diocese (in living colours). In so doing we hope to offer you the opportunity to become engaged in the life of the diocese – its mission and ministry to the members of the Church and to the wider Belizean society. We welcome your input and suggestions that will help to make the website even better.
A major highlight of this year, 2012, is the celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Laying of the Cornerstone of the Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist. Being the first Protestant Church building to be erected in Central America, and the only Cathedral in the Anglican Communion other than Westminster Abbey in England to be the site of coronations, St John’s is truly a historic giant in Belize and indeed the region. We are indeed grateful to God and very proud to have this edifice to call our own. As we celebrate 200 years of witness, mission and ministry, we are poised to enter the next century resolved to see the good work of the Cathedral continue. We ask that you follow online, and otherwise, the various developments with respect to this year of celebration, and plan to join us for some, if not all, the activities planned. There is a list of activities featured on this website. Do check it out!
To our growing family of members, friends and supporters, we say ‘thank you’ for all you have done and continue to do for us. Without you it simply would not be the same. We look forward to hearing from you and pray God’s richest blessings on you and your family.
Welcome to the Website of the Anglican Diocese of Belize. We hope you enjoy your visit and will find it interesting and inviting. Our Website is a window into our common life and witness to the gospel of Christ. It will give you a taste of the richness and diversity of our people, whilst presenting the many opportunities for mission and ministry in this beautiful part of God’s vineyard.
The year 2010 is now upon us and with its start has come a new vitally and enthusiasm to press forward with the mission and ministry of the Church. As we make the theme of ‘Stewardship’ one by which we undertake our various responsibilities, we are already seeing the impact of this on the lives of our people. We believe this holds the promise of a renewed Church.
In the Diocese of Belize we are also making this year the “Year of the Family”. A conscious and deliberate effort will be made to give our focus on the well-being of families the highest priority it rightly deserves. We aim to ensure that our various activities, as a community of faith, are geared toward encouraging families to worship and fellowship together. It is envisioned that our historic Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist in Belize City will take the lead in promoting this new thrust by offering a family-friendly worship experience especially on Sundays, coupled with expanding outreach efforts aimed at reaching families in need. For the relatively young country of Belize, with an equally young population, this is a critically important area deserving of our best efforts. Our one High School, twenty-one Primary (Elementary) Schools, and three Pre-schools provide the Church with the wonderful opportunity of reaching thousands of homes. We invite you to join us in this exciting journey filled with challenges and, more importantly, opportunities to make a significant difference in the lives of many people – indeed the life of an entire country. Your support of our work will go a long way in helping us achieve what we believe God has called us to do.
Once again, do enjoy your visit.
May God’s richest blessings be yours this day and always.
To help all our members seek Jesus as the Christ and discover the authority within us so as to:
- Be faithful stewards of the church and of God’s creation.
- To be in fellowship and partnership with all other Christian denominations, bodies, governments and states in creating a nation to love God, and love our neighbors as ourselves.
- To be an open, growing, nurturing and worshiping community of faith for all of our multi-racial and multi-ethnic society.
- To proclaim the Gospel of Christ through meaningful programs, to seek the root causes and address crime, violence and other social challenges of the nation.