The Venerable Michael Mansbridge

We are deeply saddened to announce that the The Venerable Michael Winstanley Mansbridge died peacefully at home in the Isle of Wight on 17th January, 2014, aged 81.

Archdeacon Michael was chaplain in Abu Dhabi and Archdeacon in the Gulf from 1983 to 1991, and Archdeacon of Cyprus and the Gulf from 1991 to 1999. From 1997 to 1999 when he finally retired to the UK, he was Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral in Nicosia. He was a Canon of St Christopher’s Cathedral, Bahrain and a Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral, Nicosia.

The funeral will be held at St Mark’s, Wooton Bridge, Isle of Wight on 31st January at 1 p.m.

Please pray for Fiona his wife, and his son Stephen and grandsons, James, Joshua and Oliver.

Messages can be sent to Fiona Mansbridge at Woodside Hall Nursing Home, Ryde, RO33 4JR, UK.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory!

+Michael Cyprus and the Gulf

The Reverend Andrew Symonds

Andrew & Rosemary Symonds

Andrew & Rosemary Symonds

The Bishop in Cyprus and the Gulf, the Rt Revd Michael Lewis, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Andrew Symonds as House-for-Duty Assistant Priest in the parish and chaplaincy of Paphos.

He will receive the bishop’s licence on arriving in Paphos on 5 February and will work with the Revd Nic Denny-Dimitriou, senior priest, and the rest of the ministry team.

Reverend Andrew comes to the diocese after serving most recently in the Diocese of Swaziland and latterly as chaplain to the Anglican nuns at Whitby in Yorkshire.

Please pray for Andrew, for Rosemary his wife, and for the people of Paphos.

+Michael

The Reverend Nicholas Denny-Dimitriou

The Denny-Dimitrious

Nic and Julia Denny-Dimitriou and their children Hannah and Joshua

The Bishop in Cyprus and the Gulf, the Right Reverend Michael Lewis, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Nicholas Denny-Dimitriou to be chaplain and parish priest of Paphos.

Fr Nic is currently Rector of the Anglican Parish of Hilton in the Diocese of Natal in the Province of Southern Africa. Bishop Michael will licence and institute him on a date to be announced, and will also give Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf to his wife, the Reverend Julia Denny-Dimitriou.

Please pray for them, and their children Hannah and Joshua, as they prepare to move to Cyprus from South Africa, and pray too for the people of the Churches of Paphos.

+Michael

 

The Reverend John Wash

Please remember in your prayers Fr John Wash, who died on the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, 6 August, in Cyprus.  Pray too for Marieanne his wife, their family, and all who loved him.

John held a Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf for the last eight years.  His faithful and quiet ministry was greatly respected and valued in Paphos, where he and Marieanne lived and worshipped. Prior to Cyprus Fr John had served for twenty-three years at St Mary Newington in south London, in the Diocese of Southwark.  He and others were part of a pioneering plan for intentional local ministry.

His funeral will be at Ayia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa, Kato Paphos, at 1000 on Saturday 17 August. May his soul and the souls of all the departed rest in peace and rise in glory.

+Michael Cyprus and the Gulf

The Reverend Wendy Hough

Reverend Wendy HoughThe Bishop in Cyprus and the Gulf, the Rt Revd Michael Lewis, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Wendy Hough, at present senior assistant priest and chaplain, St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, to be parish priest (chaplain) of St Andrew Kyrenia.

Wendy comes with extensive experience of life in various countries of Europe and of ministry with largely expatriate congregations, as well as deep involvement in the church and community life of Bristol.  She looks forward immensely to being Kyrenia’s priest.

Bishop Michael expects to license her in October on a date to be confirmed.

Please pray for Wendy, her daughter Lily, and the people of St Andrew’s and of northern Cyprus.

+Michael Cyprus and the Gulf

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