From the end of September, Andrea Givans from Ballinderry Parish in Cookstown will be undertaking a 10-week Short Term Experience Placement (STEP) in the Diocese of Madi West Nile, Uganda. Andrea will be working alongside the women’s ministry team in the diocese, helping to train young women to learn new cookery skills at the Vocational Training College and the diocesan guesthouse. On Sunday 17th September, Andrea’s home parish arranged a celebration and commissioning service
When we first came to Zambia in 2002, the house was new, and the surroundings were basically a building site. We brought in top soil and planted grass and a few flowers. Over the six years we lived there we added to that collection. We planted a few trees. One or two of our trees have not survived the attentions of the termites, which delight in eating the roots, but some, to our surprise, are still here. Of all the flowering trees which have survived in our garden our favori
CMSI is delighted to report the recent consecration of two new bishops for our global partners in Burundi, both of whom are well known to staff and supporters here in Ireland.
Bishop Seth Ndayirukiye – Bishop of Matana Diocese For many years, Bishop Seth worked as the Diocesan Secretary of Matana, supporting the then bishop, Most Rev Bernard Ntahoturi, who also served as Archbishop of Burundi. Canon Seth – as he then was – played a key role in facilitating CMSI’s partnership