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Prayer Guide – 18 February

Please pray for St Helena's, Larnaca and the Diocesan Retreat House in Katafiyo, Cyprus. ...
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THE REVD KENT MIDDLETON

Bishop Michael is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Kent Middleton to be parish priest and chaplain of St Luke Ras al Khaimah and St Nicholas Fujairah within the Chaplaincy and Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates. Fr ...
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A Gulf Churches’ Declaration

"The Gulf Churches Fellowship (GCF) met during January 15th and 16th at St Andrew's Church, Abu Dhabi to discuss and release a signed declaration affirming the commitment of the church to  religious freedom, interfaith dialogue and practical care for vulnerable guest workers".  Download ...
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Prayer Guide – 4 February

Please pray for Mission to Seafarers, Bahrain and for effective communication across the diocese. ...
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Gulf Churches Fellowship

"The Gulf Churches Fellowship (GCF) met during January 15th and 16th at St Andrew's Church, Abu Dhabi to discuss and release a signed declaration affirming the commitment of the church to  religious freedom, interfaith dialogue and practical care for vulnerable guest workers". In ...
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Ordination in Kuwait

On Saturday, 27 January, Bishop Michael ordained Zhu Peijin to the priesthood at St Paul’s church in Ahmadi, Kuwait. Peijin came to Christ in Kuwait and was baptised at St Paul’s. She studied theology in Singapore and has been active ...
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Prayer Guide – 27 January

Please pray for the people of Paphos and the Diocesan Director of Ordinands ...
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Bridges to Bethlehem

The  Middle East Council of Churches have produced a series of short videos that showcase the way Christmas is joyfully and confidently celebrated in our Middle East region.  The first is introduced by our own Canon Andy Thompson and features ...
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Prayer Guide – 14 January

Please pray of the people of St Martin's, Sharjah and the Director of Finance ...
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The Reverend Canon Dr Andrew Mayes

Bishop Michael is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Canon Dr Andrew Mayes as parish priest and chaplain of St Barnabas Limassol, including St Lazarus Pissouri, and diocesan spirituality adviser. Canon Mayes is currently Rector of East Blatchington ...
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An honour in Bahrain

Congratulations to Mrs Angela Murray on being awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours.  The citation notes her service to charity and community in the Kingdom of Bahrain as well as her service on the Bahrain Anglican Church ...
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Prayer Guide – 7 January

Please pray for the people of Holy Trinity Church, Dubai and synod's standing and finance committee ...
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Spick and span in Aden

Christ Church Aden and its integral eye clinic have been cleaned and repainted under the watchful eye of Mansour, our meticulous and devoted local administrator, who also oversaw necessary repairs after the fierce crossfire of recent years.  There's more to ...
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Association of Friends – Spring Gathering 2018

Download Booking Form The Spring Gathering of the Friends of Cyprus and the Gulf will be held again at Launde Abbey near Oakham in Leicestershire. Following the success of our previous visits last we hope that those who were ...
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Ready for Christmas at St George Baghdad

Plays, poems, and hymns were presented by the children and young people of St George’s this Christmas Eve at a packed act of worship. All were welcome including non-Christians.  Presents were distributed and, later, food for the poor and needy ...
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Prayer Guide – 31 December

Please pray for the people of St Paul's Cathedral, Nicosia ...
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Christmas Message from the Chaldean Patriarch in Iraq

On Christmas, the angels sang: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2/14). This is a title for a real and long-term project, achieved by Jesus Christ and should be accomplished in ...
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