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by Michael Ford last modified 28 Jan, 2018 03:59 PM

All the latest news and developments from the Sudan Link, the Episcopal Church of South Sudan & Sudan and our Sudanese contacts.


On 19th January 2018, Archbishop Daniel Deng Bol officially retired.  On 20th January Maridi's Bishop Justin was elected the next Primate of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan.  Please pray for him as he prepares for his enthronement on 22nd April.  Pray too for Archbishop Peter Munde, Dean of the Province, as he leads the Church until the enthronement.

Robert Hayward, along with members of Christian Aid, have been in Greater Nyal to see the impact money raised in the Lent appeal has made to those who've benefited.  Click here to  read more.

On 30th July 2017 the 39th Anglican Province, the Province of Sudan, was inugurated by the Archbishop of Canterbury.  You can see more here.

Latest from Kajo-Keji here

Bernard Oringa Maloi, the Bishop of Torit, visited a number of isolated villages in the Kapoeta area, near the Ugandan border, in the past fortnight. He found hunger widespread and people visibly malnourished and very weak. Read his report, dated 8 March which includes photographs, here.

A BBC documentary called "South Sudan Shattered Dream" can be watched on YouTube here.

Members of ECSS&S visited Rwanda to learn lessons from the Church there, you can read their statement here.  The following week members of South Sudan Council of Churches made a similar visit, they have issued a statement which can be read here.

Bishop Moses, Diocese of Wau, has written an Easter message which you can read here.

Deanery Partnership Day - We had an inspiring time together at our day in 2015, read more about it here.

Photographs taken at the enthronement of Bishop David as Bishop of Awerial Diocese can be seen here.

Bishop Anthony (Diocese of Kajo-Keji) has written a commentary on the book of Nehemiah, called "Come Let Us Rebuild" it can be purchased via Tim Flatman (contact or online; a flyer to display on noticeboards is available here.


A Nation is Born 9 - 7 - 2011

Bishop Graham Kings was present in Juba for the Southern Sudan Independence celebrations. On Sunday morning, 10 July 2011, he gave 2 live radio interviews with the BBC from Juba.

BBC Radio Wiltshire - can be heard here.

BBC Radio Solent - can be heard here.

Follow the link to see the South Sudan Indepenence Celebrations Gallery.

South Sudan FlagArchbishop Daniel Deng has issued a special pastorial letter about the independence of South Sudan. Please see an interactive copy here

The Dawn is here at last - a personal reflection by Bishop Bismark Avokaya of Mundri diocese read his words here

Independence speeches

Bishop Peter Yakoub of Yambio
Rev Andrew Apiny of Wau 


momentBishop Graham attended the independence ceremony as a guest and sent back this simple message directly from the event.

"Hi, Graham here in Juba next to Archbishop Daniel seated under
Presidential canopy. I have just passed on Archbishop Rowan's letter ofgreetings to him. The State ceremony of Independence of South Sudan willbegin in one hour at 10am. Massive street party in juba last night from10pm - 2am. Cathedral service in middle up to midnight. Katie and I were
on the back of a pick with others from ECS: Car horns, drums, ululations, water from water bottles poured over us - baptism for the new birth of a nation. One of the best days of my life. Christians here are talking of themes of exodus and crossing Jordan into promised land, - Dr
John Garang (late SPLA leader) as Moses; and Salva Kiir (President) as Joshua. Also Babylon has fallen and lost its grip (Bashir). Huge gratitude in ECS for Salisbury Sudan link. Yours in Christ +Graham"

See here also in a series of pictures from Nicholas Ramsden the moment that South Sudan became a nation.


 The Spirituality of Christians in Southern Sudan

An amazing insight into the faith of Sudanese Christians by Rev Ron Hart of the Sudan Link Committee. In 2002 Ron completed a thesis on this subject for the University of Wales, it is a fascinating and detailed study of the growth and operation of Christian spirituality in one of the fastest growing churches on the planet.

Click here to view Revd Ron Hart's thesis

New Bishop Gwynne College Juba

Keep up to date with Bishop Gwynne College via their website which can be found here.

New Sudan Link Speakers List Available

Just itching to come and speak about Sudan is a new expanded list of speakers with a vast range of experience and special knowledge. Click on the link below to see the list and request a speaker to come to your church or event.

Click here to see our list of Speakers

Sudan Sunday  

Traditionally a fixed date in June has been designated as 'Sudan Sunday' when Parishes can focus in on our Diocesan link with the Episcopal Church of Sudan.  Often parishes request some support from the Sudan Committee, either to preach, display information or speak briefly after the service about the Link.  This has sometimes stretched the Committee and the information resources available to the point at which some requests have had to be refused.  It has therefore been decided that Parishes may designate a Sunday in June that best suits them, and that can be supported by the Sudan Committee, as their 'Sudan Sunday'.  It is hoped that this will create some flexibility.  Please contact the Secretary if support is wanted.


Contact: Sudan Secretary
01722 411922
Fax: 01722 411990

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