On 29th April 2016 the Holy Father Pope Francis appointed:

H.E. Mgr Kenneth Richards, Archbishop of Kingston - previously Bishop of St. John’s Basseterre (Antigua)

H.E. Mgr. Neil Tiedemann, Titular Bishop of Cova and Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn (New York-USA) previously Bishop of Mandeville, Jamaica

His Grace Mgr. Charles Dufour, Archbishop Emeritus of Kingston as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Mandeville.

Details of the date of installation for Archbishop Richards to be provided in due course.


Resist attempts to undermine Region’s Christian values

Catholic Standard, Guyana, 29th July 2015


A call has been made for Catholic youth and young adults to be of “one mind with the Church in interpreting the signs of the times” and resist any move to introduce “new definitions of marriage and family”.

The appeal came from Chair of the Caribbean Bishops Conference (AEC) Youth Commission, Bishop Kenneth Richards of St John’s-Basseterre, during his homily on Saturday July 18 at the closing Mass of the AEC Youth Assembly 2015 held at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua. Continue reading


Reflection by Bishop Kenneth Richards, Bishop of St. John’s-Basseterre


As Christians, our perspective on life must always be guided by the revealed vision of Our Lord God. A renewed commitment to this approach to our living experience is ever so needed in the face of the many conflicting challenges of our contemporary existence; an existence heavily influenced by a secular approach to living. Family Life is one institution that has to contend with the secular challenge at hand.

As we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family this Sunday, we must take the opportunity to reflect and renew commitment to God’s plan for the Family, in order to counter the secular challenge. Continue reading

The Virgin is with Child: God’s declared plan of salvation is revealed!

Reflections for Advent are by Bishop Kenneth Richards, Bishop of St. John’s-Basseterre

Richards - newFourth Sunday of Advent – 21st December 2014

The relevant reference to be had from the First Reading from 2 Samuel (7:1-16) is the Word of the Lord spoken to David by the prophet Nathan, that the Lord will make for David a house and sovereignty that would stand secure forever.  This declaration was interpreted as the prophesy of Israel’s salvation through the Son of David, the Messianic hope. The promise then, had implications for Solomon, David’s immediate successor, but, would find fulfillment in Jesus Christ, born of the line of David. Hence, Jesus, the Anointed One (Messiah) would bring salvation for Israel. Continue reading

Rejoice! This is What God Expects of You!

Reflections for Advent are by Bishop Kenneth Richards, Bishop of St. John’s-Basseterre

Richards - newThird Sunday of Advent – 14th December 2014

Today, the Third Sunday of Advent, is Gaudete Sunday indicating the rejoicing of the people who look forward to celebrating the Birthday of Christ, for His Presence is the sign of our salvation. And, so with great hope in recognition of the favour of Our Lord toward His people, we rejoice in thanksgiving.  Continue reading

Repent, Remain Alert: Your Consolation is at Hand!

Reflecions for Advent are by Bishop Kenneth Richards, Bishop of St. John’s-Basseterre

Richards - newSecond Sunday of Advent – 2014 – 7th December 2014

The Second of Advent continues the theme of the general drawing near of Our Lord who accomplishes our Salvation. The requirement is that the faithful keep watch, remain alert and not put down their guard.  The dimension added to our waiting with expectation in this week’s Liturgy, is that we must not be discouraged as we wait. Continue reading

Stay Awake: The Lord is Coming!

Reflections for Advent are by Bishop Kenneth Richards, Bishop of St. John’s-Basseterre

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First Sunday of Advent – 2014 – 30th November 2014

The First Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of a new liturgical year.  The liturgical year is the worship structure, daily, weekly, and seasonally by which the Church provides the means by which the People of Faith celebrate, relive, and encounter Jesus Christ through the recorded events of His Life on earth.  Continue reading