Sudan Link Study Day
The annual Sudan conference in the Diocese of Salisbury.
12th October 2013
What is it?
The Sudan Link Study Day is one day in the year when anyone with an interest in Sudan can gather and meet up. The day is usually held in Shaftesbury School (click the link for details), because this location is central for the diocese. Click here for a poster which highlights the date for this year - please display this on Church notice boards.
What do we do?
Every year the committee invites speakers who have a deep interest or involvement with Sudan and lets them talk. The focus is always on the current situation and our place within it. The Study day is also a chance for people to meet and catch up or discover. Often interested bodies from outside the Salisbury diocese (including Sudanese visitors) attend, adding extra flavour to the event.
Over 100 people attended the 2012 day in Shaftesbury School.
The Revd Ron Hart commented, "We had a very good Study day, with a record number of people attending. The Revd Stephen Dinsmore reminded us of the spiritual truths behind our work, and spoke about the work of SOMA.
"We had an excellent presentation from the Sherborne Deanery Ezo link group about the development of the link and their recent visit to Ezo. Ian Woodward spoke about the recent peace agreement, Mike Maclachlan and Dr Robin Sadler updated us on the Medical link and John Foster on our educational work. Bridget Trump spoke about the deanery links.
"We were blessed by a Sudanese singing group to help lead our worship, and by the presence of Bishop Andudu who spoke movingly of the plight of the Nuba mountains."