Bishop Michael is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Kent Middleton to be parish priest and chaplain of St Luke Ras al Khaimah and St Nicholas Fujairah within the Chaplaincy and Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates. Fr Kent is at present curate and assistant priest of St Paul’s Cathedral Nicosia.  A South read on

Bridges to Bethlehem

The  Middle East Council of Churches have produced a series of short videos that showcase the way Christmas is joyfully and confidently celebrated in our Middle East region.  The first is introduced by our own Canon Andy Thompson and features not just Anglicans but also some of the many hosted groups at St Andrew Abu Dhabi.  Visit the link to “Bridges to Bethlehem” below to see more videos.

Bridges to Bethlehem Christmas Videos


The Revd Canon Dr Andrew Mayes

Bishop Michael is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Canon Dr Andrew Mayes as parish priest and chaplain of St Barnabas Limassol, including St Lazarus Pissouri, and diocesan spirituality adviser.

Canon Mayes is currently Rector of East Blatchington and Bishopstone, near Seaford, Sussex, and spirituality adviser in the Diocese of Chichester.

His earlier ministry was in the dioceses of London, Chelmsford, and Birmingham, all in the Province of Canterbury.  He has also served as course director at St George’s College, Jerusalem.  As well as leading on spirituality in his present diocese he has also overseen continuing ministerial education.

Please pray for Fr Andrew and his wife Ann as they prepare to move to the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf.  A licensing date in early May will be confirmed in due course.

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