Friends – Celebration Eucharist and 2014 AGM

You are invited to join us at All Hallows to celebrate the life of the Diocese and for the Annual General Meeting of the Friends. We would also welcome any of your friends who might be interested in the work of our unique Diocese and would like to learn more about us. Bishop Michael will be giving a report on each of our chaplaincies at the AGM.

Lunch including wine or juice will cost: £9 for members and £12 for non-members. As usual the buffet lunch must be prebooked. To make a booking please download the form by clicking the button below, completing it and sending it to the Secretary before July 18th 2014.

Secretary’s Address

Mrs Sally Milner, Honorary Secretary
Association of Friends of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf
123 Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead
Surrey KT21 2LR

Subscriptions to the Friends for the year 2014/15 are now due and will are £22 per couple or £15 single. If you have not yet sent your cheque please send it with your booking for All Hallows.

The timings for Monday 4 August are as follows:

10.00 – Sign-in and coffee
10.45 – Annual General Meeting
12.00 – Sung Eucharist
13.15 – Buffet Lunch (approx)

Download the AGM booking form

Friends’ Spring Gathering finds a new home

The UK Friends of the Diocese have recently concluded their Spring Gathering. It was the first to be held at Launde Abbey on the Leicestershire/Rutland Border, and the venue scored a great hit with all the participants.

Association of Friends Spring Gathering Launde Abbey - Night Prayer

Around forty people gathered for a programme of worship (led by Archdeacon John) and thoughtful addresses (presented by Dean Christopher Butt of St Christopher’s Cathedral, Bahrain) on the theme of Heaven in Ordinary – a phrase from George Herbert’s Sonnet on Prayer. Chair John Worton Griffiths said he hoped this could become a regular home for the Gathering: “the setting was very special,” he said,”and it was great to have a proper Chapel for the worship.”


Olive Branch Winter 2013

Dear friends

We are delighted to publish the Winter 2013-14 edition of the Olive Branch. Just click on the button below to download the PDF file.

Olive Branch Winter 2013

We very much hope you will enjoy this edition and invite you to send us your feedback and we look forward to receiving contributions from Friends, Parishes and Chaplaincies for the next edition.

If you are a member please don’t forget your annual subscription when the time comes!  And if you are not a member, please consider joining the Friends – you can find out more by visiting the Friends’ page here on the website – click HERE.

On behalf of the editorial team of the Olive Branch and all the members of the “Friends” may I wish you a very happy Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

John Worton-Griffiths
Association of Friends of Cyprus and the Gulf

Cyprus and the Gulf 2014 Calendar now available

Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf 2014 Calendar

Cover of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf 2014 Calendar

The 2014 Diocesan Calendar for the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf is now available in the UK, Cyprus and the Gulf!

Priced at only €6 (subject to local currency variations) the calendar is a wonderful gift for family, friends and colleagues.

Go HERE for more information about the 2014 Calendar and where to get it from.

Congratulations and many thanks once again to Angela Murray in Bahrain for her outstanding work and painstaking efforts in cajoling, coordinating, editing and managing the production of our wonderful new calendar.

Diocesan Celebration Eucharist and Association of Friends AGM

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Entering the peace and tranquillity of All Hallows by the Tower we were immediately greeted by our new Secretary, Sally Milner ably assisted by her husband Charles. Almost 100 Friends gathered on this special day to share and catch-up on news and friendships. We all enjoyed the day immensely and went away feeling we had read on

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