Celebrating 40 Years of the Salisbury-Sudan Link

by Michael Ford last modified 30 Apr, 2013 10:19 AM

This year sees the 40th anniversary of the link between the Diocese of Salisbury and the Episcopal Church of the Sudan.

To mark this significant occasion, there will be a series of events in the diocese in June, attended by those who have been involved in the link over the years and many currently working to make the relationship stronger still.

There will be a special Eucharist in the Cathedral on Sunday 9 June, a major conference in Salisbury on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 June, and a garden party celebrating the Medical Link on Sunday 16 June. It is hoped that a significant number of Sudanese bishops will attend celebrations and spend time with those they are linked with.

Looking forward to the event, the Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, said, “Our partnership with our brothers and sisters in both Sudan and South Sudan is at the heart of our life in the Diocese of Salisbury and this will be a very significant milestone in our partnership as we give thanks for the past 40 years and look forward to the next 40 years.”

He added, “It will give us the opportunity to celebrate the very good work that has been done over the years, and to commit ourselves to carrying on the relationship into the future. It will be a major event for the diocese and we all look forward to welcoming our Sudanese friends.”

ENDS

Links
The Salisbury-Sudan Link 
The Medical Link
The Bishop of Salisbury

Further information
Contact Michael Ford, Communications Co-ordinator:
01722 438651, 07500 836989, michael.ford@salisbury.anglican.org

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