Presbyterian Church of Guyana
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Presbytery of Guyana
169 Thomas Street, Kitty
Guyana (South America)
Telephone: +592 226 3742
Fax: +592 226 5624
Email: senyha2002@yahoo.com
Address-No.: 12209 / 3322

On September 23, 1815, Scotsmen in the new British Guyana resolved that it was desirable to establish a Presb Church in the colony. An unfinished building, which was intended to become a church, was bought at cost from the Dutch. The first minister �Mr. Archibald Brown �arrived on September 18, 1816, in the colony. Many of the Scottish church members were slave owners; given the liberal stance of the Scots toward slaves, Africans were admitted into the congr as soon as 1821. Church planting proved successful, and the Presbyterian Church of Guyana was established on February 9, 1837, during a session in St. Andrew�s Kirk. By 1860 it had absorbed the remnant members of the NHK. The presby would be largely supported by government grants. Partial disestablishment began in 1899. In 1945 a capital sum was paid to the presby and the state ceased its financial aid. On May 25, 1967, the Church of Scotland dissolved the presby, which then became an autonomous church.


Statistic data of church

total: 5600
(conventionally): 25
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 41
no information about women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 0
no information about missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
no information about baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 0
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 0

Schools providing general education
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last update: 09.02.2006
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