The Elective Assembly of the Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman met on the 19th and 20th of April to consider electing a bishop. Following several rounds of voting, the decision about a new bishop was delegated to the Synod of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.
Please pray for the Vicar General, Canon Carol Starkey, as she continues her responsibilities; for the five people who had offered themselves as candidates; and for the diocese as a whole. Please pray, too, for wisdom for the Bishops who will elected the new bishop.
MANNA (based in Marcham, Oxfordshire) has launched a challenge to walk, run or cycle the 7,726 miles from Marcham to Mozambique in the month of March. Marcham Church is encouraging this initiative for Lent to stand in solidarity with those in Mozambique. This will be a group challenge that people can sign up to and aims to raise funds and awareness of the half a million people (mostly women and children) in Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique who have fled violence, often walking days and weeks to get to safety with virtually nothing.
If you click on the link you can see the challenge and also the story of Joana (below) that is indicative of so many others from Cabo Delgado.
You may have read about the devastating floods and landslides in Sri Lanka a few weeks ago. If your parish would like to help the Church of Ceylon (the Anglican Church in Sri Lanka) with its relief efforts, the details for contributing may be found here. You can also find updates about the situation on the Church of Ceylon’s general website.
Share your photos. Share your stories.
Does your church have a mission link? Do you have photos that tell a story about the people and places involved? If so, enter our competition!
We want to celebrate the way that the people of God are working together across the world. And so we’re looking for pictures from your mission links! They might be of people; they might be of places. The picture above is of Ivy Molema, secretary of the Valley of Hope, a charity based in our link diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman. Ivy is showing where the Valley of Hope was planning to extend a community vegetable garden. If you look closely, you can see a tomato from the garden alongside her car keys!
We’d love to see your picture. And we’d love to share it: selected photos will be on display at the Grand Day Out. There will even be prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place choices!
How To Enter
- The Competition is free to enter and is open to all church members.
- Send your photos to Partners in World Mission at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Photos should be high resolution.
- Please send them with your name and telephone number, the name of your parish and the parish/agency with which you are linked, a title for the picture, and up to 100 words of description.
- The deadline has been extended to 3 September to include photos taken over the summer … so you have a little more time … but don’t delay!
For more information, contact:
- Joan Walker: email@example.com
Anthony Boyd: firstname.lastname@example.org