St. Paul's Church, Calliaqua, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
St. Paul's Parish Hall.
St. Paul's Rectory on the Hill among the trees
The historic St. Paul's Anglican Church is located at Calliaqua, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Calliaqua is located four miles from Kingstown, the capital of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Adjacent to the church is the burial yard and the Parish Hall.
This is a picture of the beautiful Parish Hall. The Parish Hall houses the Rector's Office,and rooms for fellowship and bonding. The Parish Hall is located about fifty yards from the church.
The white house on the hill behind the outstanding cross is the St. Paul's Rectory. The Rectory is located approximately one mile from the church.
This page was last updated on: January 19, 2021
The map above shows the location of Calliaqua. St Vincent is roughly oval in shape. Its area is approximately
166 square miles with the Grenadines.
Click on left arrow above to start and click on the square stop the music
Stained Glass Windows
Villagers' Reunion Service in 2005.
The Charge To Mission
"Our Mandate comes from St. Matthew 28: 28: 18-20." Then Jesus came to the Disciples and said "All Authority in Heaven and on Earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nation, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, and to the end of the age.
This puts the proclamation of the Gospel clearly and squarely into our hands - All Christian People (Clergy and Laity) and in the Anglican Church in the Caribbean today there is this new awakening taking place for which we must all thank God.
We must also thank God for the work of our Missionaries from England, and latterly from the U.S.A., and Canada. They built Churches, established schools and taught the Faith. But just as it was in the Civil Order, so it was in the Ecclesiastical Order; we simply went along for the ride. Nowadays we know that we are all responsible for the proclamation of the message of Salvation to the end of the earth; and we move in a spirit of mutual responsibility and interdependence to proclaim and teach the word; maintain our churches; and bear the cost for the support of church workers; show concern for the healing and feeding Ministry of the Church; and support the work of Mission in other parts of the world, where the Gospel must be preached if we are to be obedient to the mandate which we received from Jesus, Our Lord and Saviour.
O God, of all the earth, who made us an expression of your Love and sent your Son to live and die to save us from sin; and further sent your Holy Spirit to empower us with zeal for the Gospel; strengthen us now to continue in your way and to carry your saving message to all our people; so that by your Healing Power, Your Love, and Your Holy Word may banish evil and shame from among us, through Jesus Christ Our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end
St. Paul's Anglican Church has several committees and ministries in which to participate. They include, but are not limited to the following:
- Bible Study
- Companion Relationship
- Education Advisors
- Eucharistic Ministers
- Flower Guild
- Grounds Men
- Health Guild
- Lay Reader
- Men's Fellowship
- Mothers Union
- Parochial Church Council (PCC)
- Sanctuary Guild
Sunday School Teachers
- Telephone Link-up Personnel
- Ushers Guild
Music at St. Paul's
Music is an essential part of life. In fact it is one of the fundamental elements that binds together cultures around the world. Everyone loves music, simply because we find something in it that appeals to us, its ability to make us more emotionally fulfilled.
Music in this Parish is geared towards assisting the congregation in the glorification of God and at the same time, allowing emotional fulfillment.
The music produced by the St. Paul's Senior and Junior choirs is the main highlight of music in the Church. The Senior Choir adds flavour to the regular Sunday Morning Mass as well as on special occasions, while the Junior Choir performs only on special occasions. The Senior members are accompanied by a pipe organ while the Juniors are accompanied by an electronic keyboard. Mr. Desmond Roberts is the Organist and Mrs. Inez Mandeville is the Choir coordinator.
Plans are well on the way to improve music at St. Paul's.
St. Paul's - Calliaqua
Sung mass with Sermon is conducted every Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m.
St. John's - Belair
Sung mass with Sermon is conducted every Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.
From the St. Paul's Anglican Church bulletin of 28th January, 2018, page 5
written by The Reverend Canon Ashton Francis, Rector.
Our Patron Saint, St. Paul, Paul, or Saul as he was known until he became a Christian, was a Roman citizen, born at Tarsus, in present-day Turkey. He was brought up as an orthodox Jew, studying in Jerusalem for a time under Gamaliel, the most famous rabbi of the day. Describing himself, he said, “I am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin” (Romans 11:1).
A few years after the death of Jesus, Saul came in contact with the new Christian movement, and became one of the most fanatical of those who were determined to stamp out this “dangerous heresy.” Saul witnessed the stoning of Stephen. He was on the way to Damascus to lead in further persecution of the Christians when his dramatic conversion took place.
From that day, Paul devoted his life totally to Christ, and especially to the conversion of Gentiles. The Acts of the Apostles describes the courage and determination with which he planted Christian congregations over a large area of the land bordering the eastern Mediterranean.
His letters, the earliest of Christian writings, reveal him as the greatest of the interpreters of Christ’s mind, and as the founder of Christian theology. He writes, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
Paul describes himself as small and insignificant in appearance: “His letters are weighty and strong,” it was said of him, “but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account” (2 Corinthians 10:10). He writes of having a disability which he had prayed God to remove from him, and quotes the Lord’s reply, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, Paul went on to say, “I will all the more gladly boast of my weakness, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
Paul is believed to have been martyred at Rome in the year 64 under Nero.