VOLUME 3 • ISSUE 1

KELVIN
FELIX


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NAME

Kelvin Felix
Also known as Most Reverend Kelvin Edward Felix, Dipl. Ad. Ed., M.A., LL.D

BORN:
Kelvin Edward Felix
15th February, 1933
Fields Lane, Roseau, Dominica

PROFESSION

Archbishop (retired)

FAMILY

PARENTS:
Major Edward Mosley Felix and Melanie Felix née Cadette

SIBLINGS:
Peter (deceased), Carlton, Augustus, Edith, Sylvia (Laurent), Helen, Irma, and Elsa (deceased)

EDUCATION

1937–45 Roseau Boys School, Roseau, Dominica
1946–50 Dominica Grammar School, Roseau, Dominica
1950–56 Seminary of St. John Vianney and Uganda Martyrs, Tunapuna, Trinidad

DEGREES:
1952 Philosophy, Seminary of St. John Vianney and Uganda Martyrs, Tunapuna, Trinidad
1956 Theology, Seminary of St. John Vianney and Uganda Martyrs, Tunapuna, Trinidad
1963 Diploma in Adult Education, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada
1967 Masters Degree in Sociology and Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
1970 Post Graduate Studies in Sociology, University of Bradford, Yorkshire, England
1986 Honorary Doctorate of Laws, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada

CAREER

1956 Ordained a Roman Catholic priest
1956 Associate Pastor at the Lady of Fair Haven Cathedral, Roseau, Dominica
1957 Associate Pastor at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Goodwill, Dominica (1957–61)
1961 Acting Pastor at Sacred Heart Church, Sandy Point, St. Kitts (1961–62)
1970 Tutor at Regional Seminary of St. Vianney and the Uganda Martyrs, Tunapuna, Trinidad & Tobago (1970–72)
Sociology tutor at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago (1970–72)
1972 Principal of St. Maryís Academy, Roseau, Dominica (1972–75)
1975 Associate General Secretary of the Caribbean Conference of Churches, (1975–81)
1981 President of the Caribbean Conference of Churches (1981–86)
Metropolitan Archbishop of the Province of Castries which comprises the Dioceses of Castries, St. Lucia; Kingstown, St. Vincent; St. Georgesí, Grenada; Roseau, Dominica; St. Johnís, Antigua and Basseterre, St. Kitts (1981–2008)
1991 President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference, for three terms, (1991–97)
1995 Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Bridgetown, Barbados
Appointed Visitator to Religious Congregation of Sisters in Curacao by Propagande Fide

AWARDS

1992 Order of the British Empire (OBE) from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London, England
1999 Dominica Medal of Honour for Meritorious Service from the Government of Dominica, Dominica
2002 Gold Medal of Honour (SLMH) in the Order of St. Lucia for services to Religion from the Government of St. Lucia in respect of the 23rd Anniversary of Independence, St. Lucia
2006 Golden Jubilee of Priestly Ordination

NOTABLE

First Diocesan priest to be ordained in Dominica
1981 Episcopal Ordination
2006 Silver Jubilee of Episcopal Ordination
Golden Jubilee of Ordination