Diocese of the North Eastern Caribbean and Aruba
The Diocese outreach includes developing youth programs and supporting a youth coordinator in every church.
The Anglican Diocese of the North Eastern Caribbean and Aruba is among eight dioceses in the Province of the West Indies, overseeing churches across 12 islands, including Antigua and Barbuda. Headquartered in Antigua, it plays a pivotal role in managing churches within its jurisdiction and serves as the key communication link between the priests, congregations, and the Bishop.
One core mission of the Diocese is offering quality education imbued with Christian values. Over the years, the Mill Reef Fund has supported this cause with contributions to St. Michael’s Primary School in Antigua and Codrington Theological College in Barbados. At St. Michael’s, donations from MRF have funded school repairs, the procurement of library books, furniture, and a water storage facility.
The Diocese also promotes youth outreach through the DNECA Anglican Internet Radio station, which connects youth on several islands, and the youth hotline program called Friends Hotline. This program gives Antigua youth free phone counseling.
The Diocese and churches closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, decimating church attendance. Church services were streamed, but weekly offerings weren’t collected, forcing a financial setback. The Diocese is focused on bringing congregants back to churches and participating in church activities after the pandemic.