Abu Dhabi:  Canon Andy Thompson and Canon Paul Burt

Archbishop Michael has appointed the Reverend Canon Dr Paul Burt to be interim resident chaplain and parish priest of Abu Dhabi, based at St Andrew’s in the capital.  Paul is a recent senior chaplain of the Mission to Seafarers in Dubai as well as the Mission’s regional director for the Gulf and South Asia.  He is an honorary canon of St Paul’s Cathedral in Nicosia.

His interim ministry is expected to last for up to twelve months, guiding the church while a permanent successor to Canon Andy Thompson MBE is sought.

Andy and his wife the Reverend Navina Thompson are moving on this summer to the next stage in their ministries.

Pray for Paul and Miriam Burt, for Andy and Navina Thompson, and for the people of St Andrew Abu Dhabi and St Thomas Al ‘Ain.

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