News from 2010

Square tomatoes, water shortages and pastoral festivities.

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After a pleasant but busy Christmas at the hospital, Rory shares one New Year Resolution.

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Wilsons_2013 Posted by Rory Wilson on Sat, 01 Jan 2011 | 0 comments | Visit Rory, Denise & Gideon Wilson's blog

Preparing for the Referendum & A Prayer Request

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An environment of uncertainty for a peaceful Referendum in Sudan. Rumours of the North bombing over the border in the South. The stand-off with the North in Abeyi. Here’s some of my personal reflections as we endeavour to lobby for the Referendum on behalf of our Global Partners. Also I’ve also just received some disturbing news from Maridi Diocese…

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Christmas Message from CMS Ireland’s Mission Director

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New Mission Director Ronnie Briggs wishes all supporters and friends of CMS Ireland every blessing this Christmas and a peaceful and joyous New Year on behalf of all the Staff of CMS Ireland. Here Ronnie sets out the vision for the Society as we move into 2011…

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Posted by Sarah Caughey on Fri, 24 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

Interview on Radio Ulster’s Sunday Sequence

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BBC Radio Ulster’s Sunday Sequence presenter William Crawley interviewed me last Sunday 19th December. During the short interview William asked me what the Church was doing in the run up to the Referendum.

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Img_4014 Posted by David Gough on Thu, 23 Dec 2010 | Visit David Gough's blog

Call to Prayer for Sudan Referendum

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CMS Ireland is calling the Church throughout Ireland to join them in prayer on Friday 7th January in their Belfast offices from 11.30am to 2pm. On 9th January 2011, Southern Sudan is being asked to vote on whether to remain part of Sudan, or to herald in the creation of a new country. Please join us in praying for a peaceful and fair referendum in Sudan.

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Posted by Sarah Caughey on Wed, 22 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

CMS Ireland METAs Summer 2011

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CMS Ireland METAs provide opportunities for Christians in Ireland to visit one of our Global Partners to experience life and work there and to sample something of a different culture. So if you are interested in engaging more deeply in global mission, click here to find out about our META opportunities in 2011…(Application Forms to be returned by 14th January 2011)

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Posted by Sarah Caughey on Wed, 22 Dec 2010 | 1 comments

Official opening of Gambella Anglican Centre, Ethiopia

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The preparation for the official opening event of the Gambella Anglican Centre had been going on for days with staff helping clear what was still partly a building site as well as dressing up the main Library building with Ethiopian and Gambella flags. Area Bishop for the Horn of Africa, Right Revd Andrew Proud takes up the story…

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Img_4014 Posted by David Gough on Wed, 15 Dec 2010 | Visit David Gough's blog

Ronnie Briggs Commissioned as CMS Ireland Mission Director

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St Pauls’ Parish Lisburn hosted the Commissioning of Ronnie Briggs as CMS Ireland’s Mission Director on Tuesday 7th December. The Society was delighted to welcome Archbishop Alan Harper and Bishop Jeremiah Taama (Kajiado Diocese, Kenya) to share in this special evening…

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Posted by Sarah Caughey on Wed, 08 Dec 2010 | 1 comments

'S' for St Luke’s official opening in Sudan

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John, Poppy and I departed Juba early for the 3-hour drive to Lainya, arriving at 10am to attend the official opening of St Luke’s Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC). Archbishop Daniel Deng, Dr Emmanuel, the State Minister for Health, Bishop David Jones of the Diocese of Virgina, US, Pauline Walker from CMS Africa and other partners of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan also attended the event.

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Visits, visits, visits...

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It was the only 2 days in the last month when it has been cloudy and they had to come when Stuart and Ian were here from St Patrick’s Ballymena, one of our link parishes!

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