United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

About Us

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The roots of the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands go back to 1800 in Jamaica and 1846 in the Cayman Islands. The Church under its present name was the result of the union in 1992 of the then United Church of Jamaica and Grand Cayman and the Disciples of Christ in Jamaica. The United Church of Jamaica and Grand Cayman was itself the product of the union in 1965 of the Presbyterian Church, in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, and the Congregational Church in Jamaica. Our Logo contains symbols representative of these denominations. For further historical details, see our History in Cayman page. Currently, our denomination has over 10,000 members in over 200 congregations. Please also read about our Core Beliefs and our resultant Values Statement.pdf (the Synod-wide statement which encompassed the previous Core Values.pdf used before by the Cayman Council).

(In addition to our own ministries and missions, we work with other ‘agencies’ locally and internationally that evangelise, assist people seeking various kinds of help, and in caring for the ecological aspects of God’s creation – for which we encourage our Members to ‘Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle’. Some of the names on our Links page may contain contact details for such agencies.)

In the Cayman Islands
The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands is the longest established Church in the Cayman Islands. It was formerly the Presbyterian Church (as the other two antecedent Denominations were not represented in Cayman), and is found in every District of Grand Cayman, with more than one congregation in some Districts. Wherever you live or are staying on Grand Cayman, there is a United Church within easy reach of you!

There are 9 congregations serving the Island, with worship services in each at scheduled times every Sunday and other services, Bible Study, and prayer times during the week. In each District there is also a Sunday School attached to one or more of our congregations, plus youth groups and other organisations or activities for youth and adults. As we seek to remain faithful to the proclamation of the Word of God and reflect the love of Christ, having 9 congregations across Grand Cayman enables us to provide intimate fellowship in our worship services; competent pastoral counselling to the many who seek us out because we are near; and to minister in an unique way to all the people of Grand Cayman, particularly the children and the older residents who still spend most of their time in their local communities. Further details are available from each congregation – click here for contact details – and they will happily provide you with transportation to services when needed.

Each congregation is under the leadership of an ordained minister (who may have been ordained by one of our international partner churches in the Reformed Tradition), called by the congregation and appointed by the Synod of our Church.

For further information on the structure of the United Church, and how to become a communicant member, please see Structure and Membership of the United Church.

The Synod Office (and the Church in Jamaica)
The location and contact details of the Synod office for the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, through which the Moderator and General Secretary may also be contacted, are as follows:

United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands
12 Carlton Crescent (P. O. Box 359)
Kingston 10, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 926-8734/6059
E-mail: synod@ucjci.com
Website: www.ucjci.com
United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands