Though living on an island Bahá’ís on St. Helena do not feel isolated, as we are part of the Bahá’í international community. As happens world wide, we hold meetings for members of their local community, support each other and are regularly in touch with other national and international Bahá’í organisations.
The Bahá’í Faith was introduced to St. Helena in 1954 and has become an established part of island life.
Meetings are held at the Bahá’í Centre, Gumwoods where members of the public are welcome:
Thursday evenings at 8 p.m.
Usually on the last Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. with universal topics that show how Bahá’í principles can help people in their everyday lives. Some of the topics include world peace; unity of mankind; socially responsible business and prayer.
Bahá’ís have also been invited to take part on the Radio St. Helena for “Thought for Today” every six weeks, and a short service every four months, the latter on a Sunday at 7 p.m.
We also have an Information Centre in Napoleon Street, Jamestown - details below.
Bahá’ís are part of the wider local community and make a contribution on a personal level in whatever way they can, not only through daily work but also through civil society groups such as the Disabled Person’s Aid Society, the League of Friends, and the Citizenship Commission.
“The Bahá’í Community of St. Helena” is registered in St. Helena as Registered Charity number C0004.
Here are some photos of people and activities. Click on any image to enlarge it.
Members of the local Bahá’í community and visitors from overseas enjoying the fresh air at Blue Hill (2009)
Bahá’ís and friends meet for a picnic to celebrate Ayyám-i-Há in 2009
The local Bahá’í group in 2008
Devotionals are held on Thursdays, followed by a discussion and then some tea
A wedding at the new Bahá’í Centre in April 2003