Two Bishops visit from South Sudan

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Bishop Hilary Adeba of Yei Diocese South Sudan, arrives in Dublin on Saturday 23rd February to commence a 3-week visit to the Ireland and the UK.

Bishop Hilary is attending several meetings including preaching engagements and school visit in Delgany Parish, County Wicklow and Kill O’ the Grange Parish in south Dublin.

On Tuesday 26th February he travels north for a one-week visit. He’ll be visiting and staying with friends old and new including a meeting with Bishop Alan Abernethy. The Bishop will be travelling throughout Northern Ireland to various meetings and speaking engagements in Belfast, Broughshane, Larne, Portstewart and Ballymoney.

Bishop Hilary is also the main speaker at a SOUTH SUDAN FOCUS EVENT to be held in the CMS Ireland Belfast offices on TUESDAY 26th FEBRUARY at 7.30. As well as hearing from the Bishop you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy first-hand reports from some members of teams who have visited South Sudan in the last number of months.

Bishop Hilary will speak at the Midweek Service in Broughshane Parish and also participate in the services in Ballynmoney Parish on Sunday morning. The Bishop departs on Monday 4th March to continue his engagements in Winchester and Salisbury Dioceses.

Bishop Anthony Poggo from Kajo-Keji Diocese, South Sudan then will pick up the baton as he arrives for a short visit on Thursday 7th March. Bishop Poggo is in the UK on a 3-month sabbatical and joins us in Belfast as one of CMS Ireland’s four Global Partners from South Sudan.

Bishop Poggo will be preaching at Morning Prayer in St Mark’s Dundella, Belfast at 10.30am on Sunday 10th March. That evening he is also participating in an AFRICAN EVENING in Carryduff Parish at 7.30pm. As well as hearing from Bishop Poggo attendees will be treated to songs from an International Choir and some of the CMS Ireland team members who visited South Sudan in the last few months will be interviewed.

The Bishop departs on Monday 11th March back to England to continue his sabbatical studies.

You, your families and friends are very welcome to attend one or more of these unique opportunities to meet a Bishop from the world’s newest country, as they inform and inspire us about the Church in South Sudan.

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