The National Service of Thanksgiving to mark Barbados 53rd anniversary of Independence takes place at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Wildey on Sunday, November 24, beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Members of the public are asked to be seated by 2:45 p.m.
The preacher will be Bishop Dr. Gerry Seale of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies while the officiant will be The Rev. Beverley Sealy-Knight of the Barbados Christian Council.
The Rev. Dr. Michael Clarke will lead the Liturgy of Light during which the youth and centenarians will play important roles, lighting the official national candle and reciting the national pledge.
There will be musical performances by the Band of the Royal Barbados Police Force, the National Independence Service Mass Choir, the Moramus Singers, the choir of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral and the Royal Diadems.
Special bus services will be provided to transport persons to and from the service.
Buses will depart the Princess Alice Bus Terminal, the Fairchild Street Bus Terminal and the Oistins Bus Terminal at 1:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. respectively and the Speightstown Bus Terminal at 1:15 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
After the service, buses will depart the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex at 5:20 p.m.