The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Deddington is linked with the Church of the Resurrection in Mafikeng/ Mmabatho in Souht’s Africa’s North West Province.  The link is centred on the work of the Resurrection to combat HIV/AIDS.  Deddington helped bring into being within the grounds of the Resurrection the Tsogo (Resurrection) Centre which provides care for pre-school children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Several  Deddington parishioners have travelled to Mafikeng / Mmabatho, a particularly memorable visit being that to the Kimberlely and Kuruman Diocese’s Family Weekend in 2005.  A group from the Church of the Resurrection visited Deddington in 2007, and in May  2010, the Resurrection’s Choir took part in the Maurice Frost Festival in Deddington, a highlight of which was a Eucharist also involving a choir from Deddington’s link parish in the Diocese of Växjö.  The service, possibly uniquely, combined the Setswana, Swedish and English languages.

 

Oxford contact: Hugh White ( vicarhugo@hotmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )