The Fourth Annual
Absalom Jones Canterbury Student Association Spring Pilgrimage
saw eight HU students visiting Britain last May and touring
religious and historic sites in London, Canterbury, and Oxford.
Previous tours have taken Howard students to South Africa
and Trinidad and Tobago; they will be in Toronto, Canada in
2002; in Uganda in 2003; and in Ghana in 2004.
Students Stephanie Bland, Daniele Chester, Diondrae Collier,
Jonathan Hayden, Nombuso Mhkezi, David Murrell, Sheldon Thomas,
and Marguitta Webb, accompanied by Anglican Chaplain the Reverend
Dr. J. Carleton Hayden, made up the HU contingent visiting
Interacting with other students from Asia, Africa, and the
Caribbean, the Howard group focused on church and relevant
One highlight of their visit, according to one Howardite,
was "tea and conversation" with the Archbishop of
and Right Honorable George L. Carey and his wife in Lambeth
Palace. The group was given a two-hour tour of the palace,
which has been the residence for Archbishops of Canterbury
for nearly a thousand years.
Another highlight, St. Martins-in the- Fields High
School for Girls, gave the group an opportunity to tour a
multi-ethnic institution with advanced computer and music
composition technology. Among the numerous ethnic groups represented
were large numbers of girls from the Caribbean, Nigeria, Pakistan,
St. Pauls Hackney, the church where they attended Eucharist,
is a multicultural and intergenerational congregation staffed
by two female priests, one Jamaican and the other English.
Ms. Glynne Carter-Gordon, Executive Secretary for Anglican
Ethnic Affairs for the Church of England, was the host for
the HU visitors.