Moravian Church Responds To Coral Bay Dock Issue

A new and improved dock extention floats beside Coral Bay dinghy dock.


CORAL BAY — The Moravian Church Virgin Islands Conference (Moravian Church) is advising the public that as a result of a recent Coastal Zone Management (CZM) citation for unauthorized and unpermitted floating docks erected on its property at Parcel No. 10, Estate Emmaus No. 2, Coral Bay Quarter, St. John, the Moravian Church, as the property owner, has taken several actions necessary to secure its property and avoid further liability. “The floating docks that were erected on the Church’s Coral Bay property were not constructed or authorized by the Moravian Church Virgin Islands Conference.

The Church has since posted signs on its property at Coral Bay advising the public of restrictions on the use of the property. There are a number of abandoned vessels, illegally parked cars and other items on the Church’s property that must be removed immediately,” stated Eulencine Christopher, Superintendent of the Moravian Church VI Conference.

More than 30 years ago, the Moravian Church built a small concrete dock at Coral Bay which residents of Coral Bay and the public at large are welcomed to use without any compensation. The Church is respectfully requesting the cooperation and patience of the public, particularly, the residents of St. John who use the dock. “In the best interest of the Church and the public, the Moravian Church VI Conference is seeking to resolve the matter of the unauthorized floating docks and is actively engaged in communications with CZM to ensure its compliance with all relevant codes and applicable regulations,” stated Eulencine Christopher, Superintendent.

The Moravian Church VI Conference publicly acknowledges the generosity and support of the St. John community, especially the residents of Coral Bay and the boating community.
Please contact the Moravian Church Virgin Islands Conference at (340) 713-1055 or at should you have any questions or concerns.