The Reverend Dr Ruwan Palapathwala

Reverend Dr Ruwan Palapathwala and his wife MaryThe Bishop in Cyprus and the Gulf, the Rt Revd Michael Lewis, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Dr Ruwan Palapathwala, at present Parish Priest of St Alban, North Melbourne, Australia, and Senior Chaplain of RMIT University, Melbourne, to be Senior Chaplain of Dubai with Sharjah and the Northern Emirates with particular responsibility for Holy Trinity Dubai. read on

The Reverend Dr Lawrence Hilditch

Reverend Dr Lawrence HilditchThe Bishop in Cyprus and the Gulf, the Rt Revd Michael Lewis, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Dr Lawrence Hilditch, at present non-stipendiary assistant curate at St Paul’s Cathedral Nicosia, Cyprus, and a senior member of teaching staff at the American Academy, Larnaca, to be Head of Secondary at the Anglican International School Jerusalem (AISJ) in the Diocese of Jerusalem.

He will continue to serve at St Paul’s Cathedral until he moves to Jerusalem prior to starting his new work and ministry in early September.

Please pray for him and for Rhoda his wife and their son Philip, as well as for the community of AISJ, the Diocese of Jerusalem and Suheil its bishop, and the Dean and congregation of St Paul’s Cathedral, Nicosia.

+Michael Cyprus and the Gulf

The Reverend Stephen Miller

The Reverend Stephen Miller, currently serving as Mission to Seafarers Senior Chaplain, Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, has been appointed Mission to Seafarers Chaplain, Hong Kong.

Fr Stephen has been in his present post since 2002. He was previously Mission to Seafarers Chaplain in Rotterdam after a curacy and an incumbency in the Diocese of Worcester in the Church of England. While in Dubai he conceived the project that eventually launched the MV Flying Angel, the first seafarers’ support boat of its kind in the world.

He has been a key member of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf’s Standing and Finance Committee, which is also the Bishop’s Council.

We congratulate him on his major new appointment, which he expects to take up after Easter.

+Michael Cyprus and the Gulf

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The Reverend Andy Thompson, MBE

Reverend Andy Thompson MBE at Buckingham Palace with his wife NavinaThe Bishop in Cyprus and the Gulf, the Rt Revd Michael Lewis, is delighted to offer the diocese’s warmest congratulations to the Revd Andrew Thompson, at present Chaplain of Abu Dhabi and until recently Chaplain of Kuwait, on his being made a member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in HM the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2011.

He receives the honour for services to human rights and promoting interfaith dialogue between Christians and Muslims in Kuwait.

Please remember Andy, Navina, and their family, and the peoples of Kuwait and Abu Dhabi, in your thanksgivings and prayers.

+Michael Cyprus and the Gulf

The Reverend Jebaraj Devasagayam

The Bishop in Cyprus and the Gulf, the Rt Revd Michael Lewis, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Jebaraj Devasagayam, at present a theological writer, publisher, and teacher in Bangalore, India, to be Assistant Priest in the Chaplaincy of the Epiphany, Doha, Qatar.

He expects to move to Qatar imminently and to be welcome by the congregations of the chaplaincy on Friday 31 December.

Please remember Fr Jebaraj, his wife Felshi, and their children Immanuel and Sarah in your prayers, as well as the people of the Chaplaincy of the Epiphany.

+Michael Cyprus and the Gulf

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