CHURCH OF SCOTLAND (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)

 

1838 Greyfriars Church, 50/52 Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain

Moderator (Senior Minister): Rev. Garwell (John) Bacchas

Email: <garwellbacchas@yahoo.com>

 

Parish Secretary: Mrs. Marsha Rock-Guevara

Tel.: (868) - 623 - 6684 (Church Office)

Fax: (868) - 624 - 1727

Email: <greyfriars@tstt.net.tt>

 

Greyfriars, 86 Oxford Street, Port-of-Spain

Tel.: (868) - 624 - 3832

 

1846 St. Ann's Church of Scotland, 154 Charlotte Street, Port-of-Spain

Tel.: (868) - 627 - 4297

Tel/Fax: (868) - 623 - 6684

 

1842 Barrow Memorial Church of Scotland, Eastern Main Road & Corner Old Golden Grove Road, Arouca

(Churchyard Cemetery)

Minister: Rev. Denyse Rattansingh

Tel.: (868) - 642 -4927; (868) - 646 - 0621

 

1904 Sangre Grande Church of Scotland, Sangre Grande

Minister: Rev. Wayne Rock

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Both Greyfriars and St. Ann's Church of Scotland would welcome your donations to their rebuilding fund.

Donations can be made through the Church Office at 50 Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain.

Tel.: 623 - 6684.

 

For further information, contact: Elder/Manager: Mary Adams

Email: <adams.mary2010@gmail.com>

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Noteworthy for family history and other researchers: The Church of Scotland has taken the initiative of microfilming all their

Baptismal, Marriage and Burial registers (1831 onwards). Included are records of the four congregations of the Church of

Scotland.

 

Church Records and Registers 5 microfilm reels 35mm. The reels are dated variously from 1842 to 1971.

 

Reel 1

 

Reel 2

 

Reel 3

Marriage Register; Births & Baptismal Register; Register of Deaths; Session Minutes

 

Board of Management Session Minutes

 

Board of Management Minutes; Special Committee Minute Book; Membership Roll; Sunday School Attendance

Reel 4

 

 

 

Reel 5

Communion Roll; St. John’s Christian Endeavour; Youth Service, St. Anne’s; Trinidad Presbyterian; Annual

Report; Congregational Report; Marriage Certificates; List of Honors; Baptismal Register, 1831 - 1947;

Marriage Register; St. Anne’s Church History, by Elder Hugh E. Cameron.

 

Annual Report 1900 - 1971

 

For information on positive microfilm copies, contact:

Greyfriars Parish Secretary: Mrs. Marsha Rock-Guevara

Email: <greyfriars@tstt.net.tt>

 

Note:

Church of Scotland Church Records and Registers: Microfilm copies are held at the West Indiana Library,

University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

 

See:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~portwestind/research/sources/trini_church_records.htm

 

 

Recommended Reading:

 

1)

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Location:

Centennial Sketch of St. Ann's Church history, 1846-1946

 

Franklin, C. B.

 

Port-of-Spain, 1946

 

Caption title - Cover title: St. Ann's Church of Scotland centennial sketch, 1846-1946

 

National Library of Scotland

2)

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Author:

 

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Description:

 

Holding Libraries:

 

 

BL Shelfmark:

Greyfriars of Trinidad, 1837 to 1987 A Historical Sketch of the Congregation of Greyfriars

Church of Scotland, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad to mark the 150th Anniversary

 

Rutherford, Brian C. (Editor)

 

Greyfriars Church, Port-of-Spain, 1987

 

44p. ill. ports. 22cm. pbk

 

University of the West Indies Library (UWI), St. Augustine - West Indiana Library;

British Library (BL); National Library of Scotland

 

YA.1997.a.15167

3)

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The History of the Barrow Memorial Church of Scotland (Presbyterian), Arouca, Trinidad,

West Indies, 1840 - 2002. [s.n.; s.l.]

 

Rawlins, Clifford, R. L. 2002. (org.)

 

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Useful links re Portuguese in Trinidad:

 

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~portwestind/diaspora/west_indies/trinidad_and_tobago.htm

 

http://sitesearch.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/st?words=Church+of+Scotland%2C+Trinidad+&op=Submit

 

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~portwestind/research/archives/presbyterian_missions.htm

 

See:

Church of Scotland (Trinidad & Tobago) A Historical Note

 

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