The Grand Sovereign Council is the principal governing body of the Order, also comprising the Board of Vocational Ministry, with responsibility to oversee and coordinate the execution of the policies adopted by the Grand Magistral Council, as well as such other responsibilities as may be delegated or assigned to it by the Grand Master or the Grand Magistral Council.
THE SOVEREIGN COUNCIL: Photo taken at the Anglican St. Thomas Parish Church, Nevis Island• March 2012 • Our Affiliate Investiture Mission
Saint Thomas Lowland is one of 5 Nevis parishes which are in turn part of the 14 administrative parishes that make up the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The first Anglican Church in the Caribbean, and the oldest church on Nevis, St. Thomas' was built in 1643. It is located on the main road about three miles north of Charlestown, and was built to serve the town of Jamestown, the island's original capital that disappeared. The church is perched high on a hill overlooking St. Kitts. The church cemetery has many tombstones bearing names of Nevis' early settlers dating back to 1649. There is also a vault that holds the remains of John Huggins (1763-1821), the founder of Bath Hotel, effectively the first Spa of the Caribbean.