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A New Challenge

by glynch — last modified 09 Dec, 2015 11:38 AM

Salisbury City church leader takes up new post with South Sudan charity

St Paul’s Church in Salisbury is one of the best attended and liveliest in the Diocese. For the past 13 years, Andrew Robertson has played a key role in anchoring the huge amount of work that goes on there as the Church’s full-time Senior Administrator and Associate Leader. 

Recently, Andrew decided he was ready for a new challenge, and has just been announced as the new Operations Manager for CRESS (Christian Relief and Education in South Sudan), a small charity based in rural Wiltshire that supports and enables the people of South Sudan to become self-sufficient, and therefore be the transformation that creates a sustainable future for the country. 

“I have reached a point in my ministry and career where God is calling me to something new”, he said, “Having previously visited a project funded by St Paul’s in South Sudan in 2007, when the chance came up to support that country while working in a Christian context, I jumped at it. 

“I am very excited about my involvement with CRESS, which will allow me to provide both practical and pastoral input as the charity grows and develops.” 

Andrew comes to CRESS with an unusually well-matched skillset for the role. Alongside his administrative and leadership responsibilities at St Paul’s, Andrew planned and project managed the design and construction of a modern extension to the church and SP2, a new purpose-built community centre. 

Caroline Lamb, Founder and CEO of CRESS, said, “Andrew will be an excellent addition to the team and will play a valuable part in our plans for the charity. maintaining and developing our work. In September 2015 we opened the Liwolo Clinic offering health care to a community of over 40,000. With the clinic now operational our challenge is to secure financial commitment so that it remains available and staffed.” 

Learn more about the work of CRESS on its website or its Facebook page.

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