The Bishop in Cyprus and the Gulf, the Rt Revd Michael Lewis, notes these recent and impending appointments and moves.
The Revd Dr Michael Ellis, formerly licensed assistant priest in the chaplaincy of Paphos, now has a general permission to officiate elsewhere in the diocese.
The Revd Andrew Notere, formerly Senior Chaplain of the chaplaincy of Paphos, ceased to hold that appointment on 15 November 2012.
The Revd Canon Ian Calder, formerly Rector of Bishop’s Cleeve, Area Dean of Tewkesbury and Winchcombe, and Canon of Gloucester Cathedral in the Diocese of Gloucester in the Province of Canterbury, is now Interim Chaplain of the chaplaincy of Paphos.
The Revd Sean Semple, formerly priest in the Diocese of Natal in the Province of South Africa, is now Associate Priest, Larnaca.
The Revd Canon Eric McGirr, currently priest with permission to officiate in the chaplaincy of Abu Dhabi with particular responsibility for St Thomas Al ‘Ain and formerly Canon and Chancellor of Clogher in the Province of Armagh, is to return to Northern Ireland in February 2013.
The Revd Robin Lee, formerly Rector of Peebles and Priest in Charge of Innerleithen in the Diocese of Edinburgh in the Scottish Episcopal Church and previously priest in the Diocese of Egypt in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, is to be priest with permission to officiate in the chaplaincy of Abu Dhabi with particular responsibility for St Thomas Al ‘Ain.
The Revd Samuel Okechukwu Ugwuneri, formerly priest in the Dioceses of Owerri and Isiala Ngwa South in the Province of Nigeria, is now priest with permission to officiate in the chaplaincy of Qatar.
The Revd Deacon Michael Pearson, formerly of the Diocese of Karachi in the Church of Pakistan, now has permission to officiate in the chaplaincy of Qatar.
The Chancellor is a diocese’s senior legal authority and point of reference, and in Cyprus and the Gulf will stand ready to offer advice, counsel, and judgment to the bishop and the diocese in respect of diocesan affairs.
Mr Hooper, who lives in Cyprus and is undertaking the Chancellorship without remuneration, is a barrister of Gray’s Inn. His legal career includes appointments as High Court Registrar, Botswana; Diocesan Registrar of the Diocese of Botswana in the Province of Central Africa; one of Her Majesty’s Coroners in South Yorkshire; and Chair of Humberside Police Authority Standards Committee. He has also been a Lecturer at Doncaster College and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Sheffield.
The Bishop in Cyprus and the Gulf, the Rt Revd Michael Lewis, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Andrew Tucker, at present Priest in Charge of St Wilfrid Lower Willingdon, near Eastbourne, in the Diocese of Chichester and Province of Canterbury, as Chaplain in the Dubai with Sharjah and the Northern Emirates Chaplaincy, with particular responsibility for St Nicholas Fujairah.
Andrew, his wife Teresa and their children will move to the UAE in early January. Bishop Michael intends to license him at St Nicholas Fujairah on Saturday 19 January, 2013.
Please pray for Andrew and his family, for the people of the whole Chaplaincy, and for the team of clergy and other ministers who serve them.
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We mourn the death, give thanks for the life, and pray for the soul of the Rt Revd Kenneth Cragg, who has died in England at the age of 99.
One of the greatest scholars of the relationship between Christianity and Islam, and one of the greatest workers in the field of Muslim-Christian understanding, Bishop Kenneth Cragg served both in Britain and in the Middle East, notably as Assistant Bishop in Jerusalem with particular oversight of Egypt, and in many other places too.
His scholarly and popular published works span more than 55 years and draw deeply on lived pastoral and human encounter. He was the most gracious and shrewd of Christians.
May he rise in glory.
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