Fire-ravaged home for girls in Jamaica re-opens in time for 100th anniversary

Posted Mar 21, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] A home for girls which was all-but destroyed by a devastating fire in 2015 has been re-opened by Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands Howard Gregory after being re-built. The Wortley Home is one of three children’s homes run by the diocese. It was first opened in 1918 and will celebrate its centenary in May. Under the slogan “Founded by Love, Built by Faith,” Wortley Home provides “a place of safety” for girls aged between seven and 18 who are orphaned, abused, or whose family are financially unable to care for them.

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