Cuba: New church building consecrated after 84 years as mission outpost

Builders make the finishing touches to the new Anglican church at Bermejas, Cuba, in December last year. Photo: Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba

Builders make the finishing touches to the new Anglican church at Bermejas, Cuba, in December last year. Photo: Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba

[Anglican Communion News Service] A new church building has been consecrated for an Anglican worshiping community in Cuba, some 84 years after it was founded as a mission outpost.

The Rev. Vicente Tuzzio founded the community at Bermejas, near the Bay of Pigs, in 1932. A year later some 48 people were confirmed by Bishop Hiram Hulse and the following year it was recognized as an organised mission of the Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba – the Anglican Church of Cuba.

The building, which has been supported by many churches and individuals, has taken a year to complete. Work will continue in the coming months to build an annex room.

Until the new building was consecrated last month, the worshiping community at Bermejas met in a small rented space.

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  1. Canon Kale Francis King says:

    I spent 9 weeks in Cuba with the Cuban Episcopal Church dual congregation of San Juan Bautismo (English/Spanish, Vertientes, Camaguey Province seven years before the arrival of Castro and I have been in love with the Cuban Church ever since. Great news of a “new” congregation’s new building!

  2. Katrina Alexander says:

    I was at the reconsecration ceremony, and it was beautiful. Bishop Griselda is doing amazing work in Cuba. Bermejas is an itty bitty town but their church community has remained strong even without a building for several years. I am proud to be a part of the Episcopal Church.

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