San Miguel y Todos los Ángeles Episcopal Church
Ceballos, Ciego de Ávila, Cuba
Rev. Haydee Lugo Marrero, Pastor
The church is located in a primarily rural area, dedicated to cultivating the land and also food canning. There are two large factories, a brewery and a food canning company.
The Church of San Miguel & Angels has a rich history, beginning with the settlement of Haitians prior to the revolution. The Haitians performed the manual labor needed to harvest oranges in Ceballos. Hence the motto of Ceballos: “The Town of the Orange.”
In the beginning there were two communities: the Haitian settlers and the American settlers and their families. Sometime later in 1922-1923 wooden churches were built in each settlement. In 1966 the two churches were merged and relocated to its current location. The church was rebuilt in 2007 with the help of its partner church of the Holy Comforter in Tallahassee Florida. Throughout the years and until this day, we have had a community alive with faith.
The Church is in good condition, but resources are needed to provide treated water to the village. There is no rectory, and the Rev. Haydee lives in what is in fact the dining room of the church. Additionally, areas of the church need to be enlarged for pastoral and missionary activities.