Did you know? (Sunday, April 28, 2024)

Under Bishop Percival Gibson, the first black Jamaican Bishop, there was a spike in the growth of secondary schools: The Queen’s School 1954, Glenmuir High and Bishop Gibson High and in 1965, the Gibson administration established Church Teachers’ College. The establishment of churches continued in both rural Jamaica and in Kingston which continued to expand as a commercial centre in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and was the major target of rural-urban migration. The Anglican Church also focused on social development, establishing homes for Senior Citizens/Golden Agers, orphans and wards of the State. These include the Wortley Home for Girls, in Constant Spring; St. Monica’s Home in Chapelton, Clarendon and the Clifton Boys’ Home in Westmoreland.