The women of Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church on Broad Street yesterday broke ground for the construction of a US$100,000 parish hall adjacent the Cathedral. If completed, the hall will have the capacity of 250 persons. The ceremony, which coincided with this year’s “Feast of the Holy Trinity,” was led by the Bishop of the Diocese, The Most Rev. Jonathan B. B. Hart and the Dean of the Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church on Broad Street. Rev. Herman Browne.
Yesterday’s program also saw the dedication of a wafer machine, donated by Sis. Yvonne Bright- Harding, to enable the church makes its wafers for Holy Communion and also the dedication of an oratory (a place of prayer or a small chapel) of the Holy Family.
The oratory was constructed to the glory of God by Bro. Seward M. Cooper for the works of his grandfather, the sixth Bishop of Liberia, the Rt. Rev. Samuel David Ferguson.
In his sermon, Bishop Hart described the project as a “big dream,” but expressed optimism that as Children of God he was hopeful for the accomplishment of this project.
On the Holy Trinity, the Episcopal Bishop explained its significance and called on Christians to live by examples. He said as followers of Christ, they have to live a life as believers so that people will see Christ in them.
He added that Christians should live such life so that others will emulate and recognize Christ.” This, the Bishop believes will win more souls to the Lord.
The construction of the Parish Hall is seen as a significant step by the women of the church headed by Sis. Violet K. Bedell and the completion of the project would now avoid members of the church using the B.W. Harris Episcopal Church Auditorium to hold events.
Meanwhile, according to “Trinity News,’ the official newsletter of the church edited by old-hand Keith Neville A. Best, the Ministry of Public Works has granted the civil permissions for the construction of the Parish Hall.