About Us

Who we are and what we do

 

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:

Weekly Devotionals: 

Thursday evenings at 8 p.m.

Monthly Talks: 

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.

Click for: Members of the local Bahá’í community and visitors from overseas enjoying the fresh air at Blue Hill (2009) (Click to see the full-sized image, opens in a new window or tab)
Members of the local Bahá’í community and visitors from overseas enjoying the fresh air at Blue Hill (2009)

Click for: Bahá’ís and friends meet for a picnic to celebrate Ayyám-i-Há in 2009 (Click to see the full-sized image, opens in a new window or tab)
Bahá’ís and friends meet for a picnic to celebrate Ayyám-i-Há in 2009

Click for: The local Bahá’í group in 2008 (Click to see the full-sized image, opens in a new window or tab)
The local Bahá’í group in 2008

Click for: Devotionals are held on Thursdays, followed by a discussion and then some tea (Click to see the full-sized image, opens in a new window or tab)
Devotionals are held on Thursdays, followed by a discussion and then some tea

Click for: A wedding at the new Bahá’í Centre in April 2003 (Click to see the full-sized image, opens in a new window or tab)
A wedding at the new Bahá’í Centre in April 2003

Click for: After morning study class with visiting Counsellor Lally Warren (1996) (Click to see the full-sized image, opens in a new window or tab)
After morning study class with visiting Counsellor Lally Warren (1996)

Click for: Bahá’ís celebrating the return of Jagdish Saminaden for the opening of the new Centre (1998) (Click to see the full-sized image, opens in a new window or tab)
Bahá’ís celebrating the return of Jagdish Saminaden for the opening of the new Centre (1998)

Click for: Children’s class at the Bahá’í Centre (2008) (Click to see the full-sized image, opens in a new window or tab)
Children’s class at the Bahá’í Centre (2008)


The Bahá’í Information Centre

We have an information centre at “The Moon” Building in Napoleon Street, Jamestown where you can drop in and chat and learn about the Bahá’í Faith. We also have literature you can take away and books you can borrow. The opening hours are:

  • Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 11am to 1:00pm

  • Other times by arrangement

Click for: The Bahá’í Information Centre at “The Moon” Building in Napoleon Street, Jamestown (Click to see the full-sized image, opens in a new window or tab)
The Bahá’í Information Centre at “The Moon” Building in Napoleon Street, Jamestown

 


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