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Veteran Anglican priest to be laid to rest next week

Veteran Anglican priest to be laid to rest next week


The Reverend Canon Arthur Hoskins Huggins, CMG, who died on Friday, October 28, will be laid to rest next week.

A release from the Diocese of the Windward Islands said the Diocese is truly saddened by the death of Huggins, who was ordained to the sacred priesthood on July 26, 1958.{{more}}

Canon Huggins served in several parishes and capacities: Rector of the Parish of the Holy Trinity, Georgetown, Rector St Patrick, Sauteurs, Grenada, Rector St George’s Parish Church, and Archdeacon of Grenada, Rector of the Cathedral Parish of St George’s and St Andrew, and Dean of the St George’s Cathedral Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines and also as Vicar General. He also served on the Diocesan Board of Finance, the Incorporated Trustees, the Diocesan Council, the Anglican Education Central Board of Management, Board of Governors of the Anglican High School, Bishop’s College, Carriacou and the St Andrew’s Anglican Secondary School, Grenada, as well as Bishop’s College Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines.

“Canon Huggins will be remembered for his deep and abiding faith in God. He was one who spoke the truth in love to power. He was a disciplinarian; some may remember him in his white cassock with the black leather belt around his waist.

“He will be remembered for his dedication to pastoral ministry; one can remember his visits from house to house, through the villages in the parishes where he served. He has a great love for people and went looking for the lost or lapsed souls.

“We extend our deepest Sympathy to his wife Ann, children Vannesa, Jason and Nicholas and only surviving sibling Alfred ‘Sutty’ Huggins and other relatives and friends,” a release from the Diocese said.

There will be a vigil and viewing at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8, at the St Paul’s Parish Church. The Funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, at the St Paul’s Parish Church, Calliaqua.