Sudanese Bishops Arrive

by Michael Ford last modified 02 Feb, 2012 09:18 AM

Bishop Enock Tombe of Rejaf, Bishop Elijah Matueny of Cueibet and Bishop Samuel Peni of Nzara are due to arrive today (Thursday 2 February) for a week-long tour of the Diocese.

Sudanese Bishops Arrive

The Salisbury Sudan Link

Highlights for the visitors include lunch with the Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, and the Bishop of Sherborne, Dr Graham Kings.

On Friday, Bishops Tombe and Matueny will visit Salisbury Cathedral, while Bishop Peni visits schools in Woodborough and Rushall.  In the evening, local supporters of the Salisbury Sudan Link will gather for supper at the Bishop's house and an update on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan.  It will be an opportunity to hear the finer details about Sudanese day to day life.

Each Bishop will attend Sunday services in different locations. Bishop Tombe will be in Broughton Gifford at 10am, then 6pm BCP Evensong at All Saint’s Great Chalfield; Bishop Peni will attend Pewsey at 11am, then 6pm in Milton Lilborne; Bishop Matueny will go to Broad Chalke at 10am, and then St John’s Tisbury for 6pm.

Bishop Holtam said, “I am very pleased to welcome Bishops Enock, Elijah and Samuel. At this tragic time when there is fighting in the border areas and elsewhere in South Sudan, it is important that we can hear the latest news and assure the Bishops of our prayers for and assistance to them and the people of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan.”

ENDS

Links
The Sudan Link online 
Bishops’ itinerary 

Further information contact:
Bridget Trump: sudan.link.co-ordinator@salisbury.anglican.org

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