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From Sherborne to South Sudan

by Michael Ford last modified 12 Feb, 2013 03:20 PM

The Bishop of Sherborne, Dr Graham Kings, has been interviewed on video ahead of his departure to Malakal, South Sudan, later this week (14-24 February).

From Sherborne to South Sudan

Bishop Poggo Interviews Bishop Kings

Click this link for the video on YouTube

The Bishop of Malakal, Hilary Garang, has invited Dr Kings to lead a week's clergy refresher course on Mission Theology and Bible study. Dr Kings will also visit the Archbishop of Sudan, Dr Daniel Deng.

Dr Kings was interviewed in Salisbury last week by the Bishop of Kajo-Keji, Anthony Poggo. He said: “Being a Bishop has opened up all sorts of avenues that I never knew would happen. I enjoy sharing the good news with a whole range of people who wouldn’t normally come to church.”

Speaking of Bishop Garang’s invitation, he said, “I am delighted to accept Bishop Hilary's invitation. Until recently he has been chair of their theological commission. We’re going to be doing Bible study together on mission with his clergy from Genesis right through to Revelation. I am looking forward to learning new insights on Scripture from South Sudan."

The visit forms part of this year’s 40th anniversary celebrations of the Salisbury-Sudan Link.


Dr Kings has visited the Episcopal Church of Sudan twice previously, in 2009 and in 2011.

Basic itinerary for the trip:
14 February - arrival in Juba
15 February - arrival in Malakal: clergy refresher course
22 February - return to Juba: visiting Archbishop Daniel Deng
25 February - return to the UK 

YouTube Interview (2min 46 sec)
The Bishop of Sherborne 
The Salisbury-Sudan Link

Further information
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01722 438651, 07500 836989,

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