Wednesday, January 14, 2009

THE ANGLICAN CHURCH

History of the Anglican Church in The Bahamas
It was stated that Anglicanism was introduced to the Bahamas by the Eleutherian Adventurers. However it was offically established in 1729 under Woodes Rodgers, the first Royal Governor of the Bahamas.

It is said that George Phenney organised the Christ Church vestry, which was responsible for building the Christ Church. Christ Church is the first Anglican church in the Bahamas. For quite a while, the Anglican church was known as the church of the 'white establishment'. This meant that the church focused on the white Bahamians with political and economic power. The Anglican church in the Bahamas was known as the state church because it use to be supported by the Government.

In 1875, the Anglican church became independent of the state. It was supported with tithes given by the members. It was now able to reach out to all Bahamians, regardless of color or economic background.

2 comments:

elshadre said...

mrs scott u gettin me confused now because these dates een right!!!!!

elshadre said...

mrs scott i am shore there is more on the anglician church because u asked us in some of the previous questions who was the first bahamian bishop and the second bahamian bishop all these things are not in the notes how are we suppose to study the anglician for test some of us dont have the book and u dan is sayin we failing i will see u tommorow about the situation!!!!good night