St Alban’s (Grand Cayman) & St Mary’s (Cayman Brac)

Church & Office
– 461 Shedden Road
PO Box 719 GT, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Tel – 949 2757 : Fax – 949 0619

email: rector@churchofenglandcayman.com

 

THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

 

Under the laws of the Cayman Islands:

 

  1. The Church of England in the Cayman Islands represents the Established Church of England within the Cayman Islands.
  2. By Royal Order in Council of 1634 The Bishop of London possesses all Episcopal authority over The Church of England in the Cayman Islands.
  3. Her Excellency the Governor of the Cayman Islands represents Her Majesty the Queen in, inter alia, Her capacity as Supreme Governor under law of The Church of England; and as such she is subject to all the ecclesiastical laws of England which are part of the laws of the Cayman Islands.

Reference may usefully be made to The Dependency Question - A Study of Church and State in the Cayman Islands by Nicholas J G Sykes ISBN 976 8157 01 1, in which chapters 6 and 7 form a summary of the present structure of the Cayman Islands Church.

A helpful legal outline of the position of the Church in the Cayman Islands is represented by a letter of our Legal Secretary to the Archbishop of Canterbury, to be forwarded to the "Panel of Reference"


The Cayman Islands are within the ancient Episcopal Jurisdiction of The Bishop of London granted by the Crown in 1634.
© The Ecclesiastical Corporation, Cayman Islands