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Good news from Bishops Conference in Uganda
First published 31st August 2010
Read a helpful and informative articlefrom the Anglican Communion News Service about the recent conference of bishops from across Africa that met in Uganda.
Open Good news from Bishops Conference in Uganda

Poor yet rich
First published 31st August 2010
Bruce Clifford spent July in Uganda as an ordinand on a church placement that was facilitated by our Diocesan link. Here he reflects on his experiences.How can we help make poverty history in Uganda?
Open Poor yet rich

City Deanery tree planters in West Buganda
First published 19th August 2010
From left to right:Dave Matthews, Clare Hayes,Andrew Hyde, Natalie Berry, Joanna Hyde, Rev Susan Allman and Catherine Forman.
Open City Deanery tree planters in West Buganda

Home town boy, James Ssebaggala, becomes new Bishop of Mukono
First published 19th August 2010
Born, bred, schooled, married, re-schooled and working in Mukono District. Most of James' life has revolved around the Diocese of Mukono.
Open Home town boy, James Ssebaggala, becomes new Bishop of Mukono

Important news from Christian Aid
First published 22nd July 2010
Join thousands of others to have your say on Global Poverty and Climate Change.
Open Important news from Christian Aid

Harvest resources
First published 22nd July 2010
Stuck for something to do for Harvest why not try the following links?
Open Harvest resources

New Bishop of Ankole Consecrated
First published 21st July 2010
Bishop Frederick Sheldon Mwesigwawas consecrated as the new bishop of Ankole Diocese on the 18th July, 2010.
Open New Bishop of Ankole Consecrated

Latest Global Community Links News
First published 19th July 2010
Planning a link visit that will have a development dimension? Hoping to organise a project through your link that will educate people about world development issues / poverty, etc.?
Open Latest Global Community Links News

Sad news from Uganda
First published 15th July 2010
UCU members caught up in blast.
Open Sad news from Uganda

New Bishop for Mukono Diocese
First published 5th July 2010
Praise to our Saviour Jesus Christ our Lord.Rev. Canon James William Ssebaggala Walusimbi has been elected the next Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Mukono.
Open New Bishop for Mukono Diocese

Leighton Carr, From House Builder to Church Builder
First published 1st July 2010
Leighton Carr, Architect, seeker, teacher, designer, problem solver, imaginer, communicator and now ...Priest in the Church of England.
Open Leighton Carr, From House Builder to Church Builder

Matt Trendall, from rat race to a different reality
First published 30th June 2010
Matt Trendall felt some sort of calling to ministry aged 21 but had a strong desire to go out into the real world first.
Open Matt Trendall, from rat race to a different reality

Alice Kemp, life in all its fullness
First published 30th June 2010
Alice Kemp has had a challenging few years juggling training for ministry with caring for her disabled son and running a small business.
Open Alice Kemp, life in all its fullness

Steve Wilkinson, out of the comfort zone
First published 30th June 2010
Steve Wilkinson knows what it is like to live a life where he is consistently challenged to step out of his comfort zone.
Open Steve Wilkinson, out of the comfort zone

Ruan Crew, Bristol student comes home
First published 30th June 2010
Graduating from Bristol University he spent two years English teaching and Evangelism in Poland, followed by a move to the Netherlands with Dutch
Open Ruan Crew, Bristol student comes home

Martin Gainsborough, From Vietnam to Barton Hill, university lecturer prepares for ordination
First published 30th June 2010
Martin Gainsborough lectures in Politics at Bristol University, with a special interest is Vietnamese politics.
Open Martin Gainsborough, From Vietnam to Barton Hill, university lecturer prepares for ordination

Martin Gordon, A life lived in community
First published 30th June 2010
There are a number of different perspectives from which ordination can be approached, and here Martin Gordon, who has worked in politics and international development, gives us an insight into the way his belief in community has underpinned his path to ordination.
Open Martin Gordon, A life lived in community

Bristol Diocese and Masindi Kitara form new Link ...
First published 29th June 2010
June 2010 marked the first exchanges in our new link with the Diocese of Masindi Kitara when Jackie Waters-Dewhurst hosted Bishop Stanley Ntagali at All Saints Centre.
Open Bristol Diocese and Masindi Kitara form new Link ...

Shirley Danby
First published 29th June 2010
Shirley Danby was ordained deacon in July 2009 and will be priested on 3 July 2010. She serves as a curate in the Upper Thames Group of parishes in North Wiltshire.
Open Shirley Danby

Tanya Lord
First published 22nd June 2010
Tanya Lord was ordained Deacon in 2009 and priest in July 2010. She is curate of St Matthew and St Nathanael, Kingsdown.
Open Tanya Lord

Caroline Yandell
First published 22nd June 2010
Caroline Yandell was ordained Deacon in 2009 and priested in 2010. She is currently serving her curacy in Henleaze.
Open Caroline Yandell

Jo Northey
First published 22nd June 2010
Jo Northey was ordained Deacon in July 2009 and priested in 2010. She is curate at Christ Church Swindon.
Open Jo Northey

Hilary Blancharde
First published 22nd June 2010
Hilary Blancharde was ordained Deacon in 2009 and priested in July 2010. She is curate of Holy Trinity Horfield.
Open Hilary Blancharde

Erica Bebb
First published 22nd June 2010
Erica Bebb was ordained Deacon in July 2009 and priested on 3 July 2010. She is a curate at Sea Mills. Here she reflects gratefully on the opportunity for ordination.
Open Erica Bebb

Lee Barnes
First published 22nd June 2010
Lee Barnes was ordained Deacon in 2009 and ordained Priest a year later. He is a curate at Malmesbury.
Open Lee Barnes

Nick Adams
First published 22nd June 2010
Nick Adams was ordained deacon in July 2009 and priested in 2010. He is a curate in the East Bristol Partnership.
Open Nick Adams

Q&A with David Hoyle, new Dean of Bristol
First published 7th June 2010
"What would my super power be? I sing like a walrus, I want to sing like an angel."
Open Q&A with David Hoyle, new Dean of Bristol

Hearing God's call, Chris Owen's and Helen Baber's stories
First published 11th May 2010
Each year, dozens of people in the Diocese of Bristol are putting themselves forward for ordination or Licensed Lay Ministry.
Open Hearing God's call, Chris Owen's and Helen Baber's stories

Lessons from Uganda by Simon Stevenette
First published 1st March 2010
In January 2010 four people from Bristol Diocese spent two weeks in Uganda exploring their own calling in the context of ministry in Uganda.
Open Lessons from Uganda by Simon Stevenette

Perpetua Gimadu remembered
First published 22nd February 2010
In June 2009 Bishop Lee Rayfield and Rev Chris Dobson were privileged to stay with Maama Perpetua and Bishop Daniel Gimadu in their home.
Open Perpetua Gimadu remembered

The life and times of Bishop Patrick Kyaligonza
First published 22nd February 2010
By Raymond BagumaThe world is a stage, and all men mere players, Shakespeare once said. But nobody foresaw that the Rev. Canon Patrick Kyaligonzas part in the script of life would end sooner than later.
Open The life and times of Bishop Patrick Kyaligonza

Rwenzori Diocese Bishop killed in road accident
First published 11th February 2010
(Article reproduced from Anglican Mainstream website) Bishop Patrick Kyaligonza was killed in a road crash this week. His wife Rose has been injured.
Open Rwenzori Diocese Bishop killed in road accident

New Bishop Elect for Ankole Diocese
First published 25th January 2010
Rev. Dr Sheldon Mwesigwa has been elected as the new Bishop of Ankole to replace the outgoing Bishop, the Rt Rev George Tibeesigwa.
Open New Bishop Elect for Ankole Diocese

Northern Uganda gets a new Bishop
First published 4th January 2010
St Philips Cathedral was abuzz with preparations for many days before the big event.An outdoor podium was reconstructed; the Cathedral roof was painted; the surrounding houses were spruced up and a lot of garden.
Open Northern Uganda gets a new Bishop

The Container is at its last resting place!
First published 4th January 2010
It is always wise to have someone local with you when you try to find a bus at a Ugandan bus park.
Open The Container is at its last resting place!

Training Clergy, Changing Lives
First published 17th December 2009
Rev Herbert Beegumanya graduated in June 2009 with an upper second class honours degree from Uganda Christian University.
Open Training Clergy, Changing Lives

Barrie Green
First published 30th November 2009
Barrie Green was licensed as Priest-in-Charge of St Pauls Parish in Bristol on Sunday 1st November.
Open Barrie Green

Canon Nick Hay
First published 30th November 2009
Nick Hay was one of a number of clergy starting new roles in the Diocese over November 2009.
Open Canon Nick Hay

Christian Aid News
First published 10th November 2009
Christian Aid - Christmas AppealIm contacting you to let you know about some excellent resources we have for Advent and Christmas this year in the hope that they could be highlighted in your churches and other networks.
Open Christian Aid News

Bristol and Swindon Blue Wave
First published 13th October 2009
Join the national rally to encourage our leaders to take seriously the challenges posed by Climate Change when they meet in Copenhagen in December.
Open Bristol and Swindon Blue Wave

Daphne Hardwick writes from Uganda ...
First published 13th October 2009
You can follow all Daphne's updates here. Crossing the lineI arrived here in West Ankole last Wednesday having crossed the Equator en route.
Open Daphne Hardwick writes from Uganda ...

All aboard for Kitgum
First published 14th September 2009
Article written by Ricky Winn of Bristol West Deanery Uganda Link. A great opportunity arose in July when Clare Jefferies, a teacher at Nailsea School, Somerset let us know that her school was being completely rebuilt.
Open All aboard for Kitgum

Latest update on the Kitgum Container
First published 1st September 2009
I thought that your parishes may like to know that the 8000 raised from 6 parishes and individuals has enabled us to send a 40Ft container to two church schools in Kitgum, one of which is the Janani Luwum Memorial school, 20 kms north of Kitgum.
Open Latest update on the Kitgum Container

Consecration of new cathedral for West Buganda
First published 24th August 2009
The official opening of the new cathedral at Kako is on Sunday 30.8.09.
Open Consecration of new cathedral for West Buganda

Message from Mbale Diocese
First published 24th August 2009
Dear friends,Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.We as a Diocese, are very much suddened to learn of the death of Father John Bradley.
Open Message from Mbale Diocese

Food shortages hit Northern Uganda
First published 20th August 2009
According to an IRIN report of18 August 2009a prolonged drought is hitting 17 districts in the North, North East and North West of Uganda.
Open Food shortages hit Northern Uganda

Message from North Mbale
First published 19th August 2009
Dear Chris, We have learnt with shock the demise of our Bro. John Bradley but also due to the fact he was in the Lord's Ministry, we believe God has called him to himself for a divine purpose.
Open Message from North Mbale

Father John Bradley
First published 17th August 2009
We have been deeply saddened by the news of the sudden death of Father John Bradley on Wednesday 12th August, one of the assistant priests at Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church; he will be greatly missed. His funeral will be held on Wednesday 2nd Septemb
Open Father John Bradley

New Bishop elected for Northern Uganda
First published 13th August 2009
The following is an extract from the website of the Diocese of Northern Uganda.
Open New Bishop elected for Northern Uganda

Container on it's way to Uganda
First published 10th August 2009
This month Bristol West Deanery will be packing a container with school equipment, desks, chairs, screens, computers, all you need to run a school and sending it out to Kitgum in Northern Uganda.
Open Container on it's way to Uganda

Mission in West Buganda
First published 10th August 2009
Romans gives us an insight into a convention at Kako in West Buganda Diocese which he attended with Tabitha Ddembe and Amy a young woman from the UK.
Open Mission in West Buganda

A life well lived ...
First published 24th July 2009
It is with sad, but grateful hearts that we received the following message from the Diocese of Northern Uganda."From Rev. Willy AkenaChristian greetings from the Diocese of Northern Uganda is the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Open A life well lived ...

Latest news from Swindon Deanery
First published 20th July 2009
Since our return from Uganda Chris Hawkes and I have been actively developing links between our local schools and schools in Uganda.
Open Latest news from Swindon Deanery

Visitors from Uganda to St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School
First published 6th July 2009
SMRT has recently come through that they have received funding grants to allow two teachers and two pupils from their link school in Ikoba to come over and visit Bristol in September 2009.
Open Visitors from Uganda to St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School

Breaking new ground ... report from the City Deanery
First published 6th July 2009
Arrival of Revd. Romans Serunjogi, Mission Co-ordinator for Central Buganda Diocese to stay in the East Bristol Partnership for two weeks.
Open Breaking new ground ... report from the City Deanery

Visit of Canon Edidah Mary to Bristol Diocese
First published 26th June 2009
Bristol Diocese Mothers' Union is linked with West Ankole in Uganda so it was with great pleasure that we welcomed Canon Edidah Mary in June.
Open Visit of Canon Edidah Mary to Bristol Diocese

Over £2,000 raised for our Links, thank you!
First published 19th June 2009
Thank you to all those generous givers who have supported the work of the Diocesan Link during the week of celebrations.
Open Over £2,000 raised for our Links, thank you!

Commemorative Banner to celebrate 40 years of the link
First published 10th June 2009
Many thanks go to Mrs Joan Hawkins and the banner group from St Mary's Church, Almondsbury, who made this wonderful banner to commemorate our 40 years of partnership.
Open Commemorative Banner to celebrate 40 years of the link

Our hearts were full of joy ...
First published 10th June 2009
North Wiltshire - Kigezi Link: 40th Celebrations remembered by Jane GibbsFrom the moment that our visitor, Canon Stanley, arrived at Heathrow he was a friend and a most rewarding person to introduce round the Deanery.
Open Our hearts were full of joy ...

40 years and still going strong ...
First published 9th June 2009
Mary Fallon writes:A happy reunion for me personally with Bishop Paul and Maama Margaret Kizito when they arrived at Chippenham Deanery.
Open 40 years and still going strong ...

Our actions affect the lives of our partners
First published 14th May 2009
The following article is written by Richard Croft who will be travelling to Uganda from 17th May - 10th June, 2009.
Open Our actions affect the lives of our partners

Bishop Lee heads for Uganda
First published 13th May 2009
Sunday 17th May Bishop Lee, Chris Dobson and Richard Crofts from Bristol Diocese fly out to Uganda as part of our 40 year celebrations.
Open Bishop Lee heads for Uganda

North Wiltshire Deanery supporting education in Kigezi
First published 31st March 2009
When Chris Dobson and a team from Bristol Diocese went out to Uganda in January they took with them a gift of 300 from North Wiltshire Deanery to purchase books for Lake Bunyonyi Secondary School.
Open North Wiltshire Deanery supporting education in Kigezi

My Trip to Uganda - by Emily Paginton
First published 25th February 2009
Emily's trip was organised in partnership with DFID.
Open My Trip to Uganda - by Emily Paginton

Mothers' Union Members and School Children learn about life in Gulu, Northern Uganda
First published 25th February 2009
Almondsbury village recently played host to Mrs Christine Abia, who was visiting from the diocese of Northern Uganda. Christine's visit was part of a three week tour of the Bristol Area as a guest of the Bristol West Deanery.
Open Mothers' Union Members and School Children learn about life in Gulu, Northern Uganda

Bristol Girl travels to Uganda
First published 14th February 2009
Emily Paginton, 18, in her final year at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School travels to Uganda on the 15th February 2009 with a party of teachers and pupils from Bristol Schools.
Open Bristol Girl travels to Uganda

Meryl Streep came Out of Africa, Mary Head, Julia and Derek Lettey went into Africa ...
First published 15th December 2008
A day in the life of an African adventurer begins with break of dawn and the incessant sound of cocks crowing.
Open Meryl Streep came Out of Africa, Mary Head, Julia and Derek Lettey went into Africa ...

Ugandan Church leads campaign against corruption
First published 5th December 2008
Rt Rev Zac Niringiye, Assistant Bishop of Kampala attended the launch of the Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU) in November.
Open Ugandan Church leads campaign against corruption

Recipe of the Day
First published 28th November 2008
White Ant Relish
Open Recipe of the Day

The Peter Fund, supporting young people in rebuilding their lives
First published 24th November 2008
Peter FundSt Peters Henleaze is linked to St Philip's Pro-Cathedral in Gulu.
Open The Peter Fund, supporting young people in rebuilding their lives

Celebrating 100 years of the Mother's Union in Uganda
First published 19th November 2008
The Mothers Union in Uganda was started in 1908 by Mrs. Weatherhead, wife of the then head teacher of Budo Junior School.
Open Celebrating 100 years of the Mother's Union in Uganda

Bristol West Deanery, supporting clergy education in North West Uganda
First published 19th November 2008
An inspirational leader. Before becoming vicar of Stapleton in 1970, Canon Norman Campbell had been a missionary in Northern Uganda since 1949.
Open Bristol West Deanery, supporting clergy education in North West Uganda

Rukunjiri Rondavels - Out in Africa with Emily Feltham
First published 29th October 2008
Emily Feltham has just left St Mary's Redcliffe School, and has started a gap year before going on to study at Mansfield College, Oxford in 2009.
Open Rukunjiri Rondavels - Out in Africa with Emily Feltham

Training Pastors for Northern Uganda
First published 29th October 2008
14 years of support for Theological Education in Uganda.
Open Training Pastors for Northern Uganda

A life changing experience on the streets of Kampala ...
First published 25th September 2008
Will Churchill talks to Chris DobsonWill is just starting a gap year before going on to university. During the year he hopes to volunteer abroad somewhere.
Open A life changing experience on the streets of Kampala ...

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