QCA Centennial Anniversary Church Service

QCA Centennial Anniversary Church Service

The Queen's College Association (QCA) held its Centennial Anniversary Church Service on Sunday, 19 December 2021 at the Cathedral of St. Michael And All Angels, on St. Michael's Row in Bridgetown, Barbados. The service commenced at 4:00 p.m. and was attended by a number of alumni as well as representatives from the current student body.

Due to COVID-19 protocols , the number of on-site participants was restricted. However, the service was streamed live on the QCA'S Facebook page and on YouTube for those who could not attend in-person.

Dean of the Cathedral, The Very Reverend Dr. Jeffrey D. Gibson, presided over the service, while the Rev. Kim Welch, an alumna, delivered an inspiring sermon in which she challenged the alumni body in its journey not to only seek after its own interests but those of others. Alumna Ms. Nicole Clarke opened the service with the Prayer of Invocation, Dr. Sharon Marshall said a prayer for the QCA and Mrs. Vivianne Gittens said a special prayer for Barbados and The World. The Hon. Secretary Michael Hinds and the current Deputy Head Girl of QC, Ms. Shania White also delivered readings during the service.

In her remarks, Mrs. Michelle Daniel, President of the QCA Executive Committee, called on alumni to commit or re-commit to the Association. She also encouraged all alumni everywhere to mobilize and serve the school and the Association so that the work started by its founders can continue and be executed with excellence ad infinitum.

Vice-President of the QCA Executive Committee, Ms. Suzette Clarke, entertained the congregation with a spoken word poem titled "Still Standing". And of course, the assembled alumni joined voices in lusty renditions of the School Hymn "Let There Be Light" (also known by its Latin title of "Fiat Lux") and the School Song.

All participants agreed that the service was uplifting and timely. If you missed it, you can watch the recording on the QCA'S Facebook page and on YouTube.