St Paul Kuwait

The Rt Revd Michael Lewis, Bishop in Cyprus and the Gulf, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Very Revd Dr Michael Mbona as parish priest and chaplain of St Paul Kuwait.

Canon Mbona is currently serving as rector and dean of the cathedral of St John the Baptist, Mutare, in the Diocese of Manicaland, Zimbabwe, in the Province of Central Africa. He is also Dean of Mutare and Archdeacon of Mutare Urban, vice-chair of diocesan trustees, and convenor of post-ordination training in Manicaland.  He has served in South Africa as well as his native Zimbabwe.  

His licensing by the bishop is expected to take place at St Paul Ahmadi in early May.

Please pray for Fr Michael, his wife Christine, and their children Gerald, Reginald, and Ronald.

George Isaac Andrew Lewis – RIP



George Isaac Andrew Lewis

Following the tragic death of their younger son, George Isaac Andrew Lewis, Bishop Michael and Mrs Julia Lewis wish to announce that a Requiem Mass will be held at St Barnabas Anglican Church, Limassol, on Saturday 4th February at 1400. This will be followed by burial at a cemetery in the Kal Khorio area near Zoopigi at approximately 1600. This will be a public service and the family would be glad to be joined by those who wish to give thanks for George’s life and to commend him to God’s keeping.

Light refreshments will be provided at the Maramenos restaurant on the Limassol-Agros road near Zoopiyi, and all who attend are welcome to join the family there.
All who knew George recognised him as an intelligent, witty and talented young man. He was greatly loved and will be keenly missed. His death occurred at the family residence in the Limassol district, where he was staying whilst his parents were travelling. He was thirty-three.

At the church, the family have requested that there be family flowers only. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Anglican School of the Redeemer at St George’s Baghdad, c/o the Diocesan Finance Officer, Mrs Evangelia Georgakakis.
Please pray for Bishop Michael, Julia, their other children and their families at this difficult time.

Archdeacon John Holdsworth
Archdeacon Bill Schwartz

Ordination in Kuwait


Zhu Peijin was ordained deacon in a great celebration at St Paul Ahmadi, Kuwait, on 6 January, the Feast of the Epiphany.





The Bishop in Cyprus and the Gulf, the Rt Revd Michael Lewis, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Martin Phillips-Last, priest in charge of St Margaret Leiston in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich in the Province of Canterbury, as parish priest of Ammochostos.

He will be licensed in the Chaplaincy of Ammochostos on Saturday 25th March, 2017.

Please pray for Martin, his wife Kathryn, and their children as they prepare to move to Cyprus. Pray too for the people of the parish of Ammochostos at Christ Church Ayia Napa, St John the Evangelist Deryneia, and St Mark Famagusta.

+ Michael

Children of Baghdad


Fr Faiz Jerjes led a Christmas Eve celebration at St George’s for both settled and displaced young people.




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