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Martin Gainsborough, From Vietnam to Barton Hill, university lecturer prepares for ordination

First published 30th June 2010

Martin Gainsborough lectures in Politics at Bristol University, with a special interest is Vietnamese politics.

Martin Gordon, A life lived in community

First published 30th June 2010

There are a number of different perspectives from which ordination can be approached, and here Martin Gordon, who has worked in politics and international development, gives us an insight into the way his belief in community has underpinned his path to ordination.

Bristol Diocese and Masindi Kitara form new Link ...

First published 29th June 2010

June 2010 marked the first exchanges in our new link with the Diocese of Masindi Kitara when Jackie Waters-Dewhurst hosted Bishop Stanley Ntagali at All Saints Centre.

Shirley Danby

First published 29th June 2010

Shirley Danby was ordained deacon in July 2009 and will be priested on 3 July 2010. She serves as a curate in the Upper Thames Group of parishes in North Wiltshire.

Tanya Lord

First published 22nd June 2010

Tanya Lord was ordained Deacon in 2009 and priest in July 2010. She is curate of St Matthew and St Nathanael, Kingsdown.

Caroline Yandell

First published 22nd June 2010

Caroline Yandell was ordained Deacon in 2009 and priested in 2010. She is currently serving her curacy in Henleaze.

Jo Northey

First published 22nd June 2010

Jo Northey was ordained Deacon in July 2009 and priested in 2010. She is curate at Christ Church Swindon.

Hilary Blancharde

First published 22nd June 2010

Hilary Blancharde was ordained Deacon in 2009 and priested in July 2010. She is curate of Holy Trinity Horfield.

Erica Bebb

First published 22nd June 2010

Erica Bebb was ordained Deacon in July 2009 and priested on 3 July 2010. She is a curate at Sea Mills. Here she reflects gratefully on the opportunity for ordination.

Lee Barnes

First published 22nd June 2010

Lee Barnes was ordained Deacon in 2009 and ordained Priest a year later. He is a curate at Malmesbury.

Q&A with David Hoyle, new Dean of Bristol

First published 7th June 2010

"What would my super power be? I sing like a walrus, I want to sing like an angel."

Hearing God's call, Chris Owen's and Helen Baber's stories

First published 11th May 2010

Each year, dozens of people in the Diocese of Bristol are putting themselves forward for ordination or Licensed Lay Ministry.

Lessons from Uganda by Simon Stevenette

First published 1st March 2010

In January 2010 four people from Bristol Diocese spent two weeks in Uganda exploring their own calling in the context of ministry in Uganda.

Perpetua Gimadu remembered

First published 22nd February 2010

In June 2009 Bishop Lee Rayfield and Rev Chris Dobson were privileged to stay with Maama Perpetua and Bishop Daniel Gimadu in their home.

The life and times of Bishop Patrick Kyaligonza

First published 22nd February 2010

By Raymond BagumaThe world is a stage, and all men mere players, Shakespeare once said. But nobody foresaw that the Rev. Canon Patrick Kyaligonzas part in the script of life would end sooner than later.

Rwenzori Diocese Bishop killed in road accident

First published 11th February 2010

(Article reproduced from Anglican Mainstream website) Bishop Patrick Kyaligonza was killed in a road crash this week. His wife Rose has been injured.

New Bishop Elect for Ankole Diocese

First published 25th January 2010

Rev. Dr Sheldon Mwesigwa has been elected as the new Bishop of Ankole to replace the outgoing Bishop, the Rt Rev George Tibeesigwa.

Northern Uganda gets a new Bishop

First published 4th January 2010

St Philips Cathedral was abuzz with preparations for many days before the big event.An outdoor podium was reconstructed; the Cathedral roof was painted; the surrounding houses were spruced up and a lot of garden.

The Container is at its last resting place!

First published 4th January 2010

It is always wise to have someone local with you when you try to find a bus at a Ugandan bus park.

Training Clergy, Changing Lives

First published 17th December 2009

Rev Herbert Beegumanya graduated in June 2009 with an upper second class honours degree from Uganda Christian University.

Barrie Green

First published 30th November 2009

Barrie Green was licensed as Priest-in-Charge of St Pauls Parish in Bristol on Sunday 1st November.

Canon Nick Hay

First published 30th November 2009

Nick Hay was one of a number of clergy starting new roles in the Diocese over November 2009.

Christian Aid News

First published 10th November 2009

Christian Aid - Christmas AppealIm contacting you to let you know about some excellent resources we have for Advent and Christmas this year in the hope that they could be highlighted in your churches and other networks.

Bristol and Swindon Blue Wave

First published 13th October 2009

Join the national rally to encourage our leaders to take seriously the challenges posed by Climate Change when they meet in Copenhagen in December.

Daphne Hardwick writes from Uganda ...

First published 13th October 2009

You can follow all Daphne's updates here. Crossing the lineI arrived here in West Ankole last Wednesday having crossed the Equator en route.

All aboard for Kitgum

First published 14th September 2009

Article written by Ricky Winn of Bristol West Deanery Uganda Link. A great opportunity arose in July when Clare Jefferies, a teacher at Nailsea School, Somerset let us know that her school was being completely rebuilt.

Latest update on the Kitgum Container

First published 1st September 2009

I thought that your parishes may like to know that the 8000 raised from 6 parishes and individuals has enabled us to send a 40Ft container to two church schools in Kitgum, one of which is the Janani Luwum Memorial school, 20 kms north of Kitgum.

Consecration of new cathedral for West Buganda

First published 24th August 2009

The official opening of the new cathedral at Kako is on Sunday 30.8.09.

Message from Mbale Diocese

First published 24th August 2009

Dear friends,Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.We as a Diocese, are very much suddened to learn of the death of Father John Bradley.

Food shortages hit Northern Uganda

First published 20th August 2009

According to an IRIN report of18 August 2009a prolonged drought is hitting 17 districts in the North, North East and North West of Uganda.

Message from North Mbale

First published 19th August 2009

Dear Chris, We have learnt with shock the demise of our Bro. John Bradley but also due to the fact he was in the Lord's Ministry, we believe God has called him to himself for a divine purpose.

Father John Bradley

First published 17th August 2009

We have been deeply saddened by the news of the sudden death of Father John Bradley on Wednesday 12th August, one of the assistant priests at Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church; he will be greatly missed. His funeral will be held on Wednesday 2nd Septemb

New Bishop elected for Northern Uganda

First published 13th August 2009

The following is an extract from the website of the Diocese of Northern Uganda.

Container on it's way to Uganda

First published 10th August 2009

This month Bristol West Deanery will be packing a container with school equipment, desks, chairs, screens, computers, all you need to run a school and sending it out to Kitgum in Northern Uganda.

Mission in West Buganda

First published 10th August 2009

Romans gives us an insight into a convention at Kako in West Buganda Diocese which he attended with Tabitha Ddembe and Amy a young woman from the UK.

A life well lived ...

First published 24th July 2009

It is with sad, but grateful hearts that we received the following message from the Diocese of Northern Uganda."From Rev. Willy AkenaChristian greetings from the Diocese of Northern Uganda is the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Latest news from Swindon Deanery

First published 20th July 2009

Since our return from Uganda Chris Hawkes and I have been actively developing links between our local schools and schools in Uganda.

Visitors from Uganda to St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School

First published 6th July 2009

SMRT has recently come through that they have received funding grants to allow two teachers and two pupils from their link school in Ikoba to come over and visit Bristol in September 2009.

Breaking new ground ... report from the City Deanery

First published 6th July 2009

Arrival of Revd. Romans Serunjogi, Mission Co-ordinator for Central Buganda Diocese to stay in the East Bristol Partnership for two weeks.

Visit of Canon Edidah Mary to Bristol Diocese

First published 26th June 2009

Bristol Diocese Mothers' Union is linked with West Ankole in Uganda so it was with great pleasure that we welcomed Canon Edidah Mary in June.

Over £2,000 raised for our Links, thank you!

First published 19th June 2009

Thank you to all those generous givers who have supported the work of the Diocesan Link during the week of celebrations.

Commemorative Banner to celebrate 40 years of the link

First published 10th June 2009

Many thanks go to Mrs Joan Hawkins and the banner group from St Mary's Church, Almondsbury, who made this wonderful banner to commemorate our 40 years of partnership.

Our hearts were full of joy ...

First published 10th June 2009

North Wiltshire - Kigezi Link: 40th Celebrations remembered by Jane GibbsFrom the moment that our visitor, Canon Stanley, arrived at Heathrow he was a friend and a most rewarding person to introduce round the Deanery.

40 years and still going strong ...

First published 9th June 2009

Mary Fallon writes:A happy reunion for me personally with Bishop Paul and Maama Margaret Kizito when they arrived at Chippenham Deanery.

Our actions affect the lives of our partners

First published 14th May 2009

The following article is written by Richard Croft who will be travelling to Uganda from 17th May - 10th June, 2009.

Bishop Lee heads for Uganda

First published 13th May 2009

Sunday 17th May Bishop Lee, Chris Dobson and Richard Crofts from Bristol Diocese fly out to Uganda as part of our 40 year celebrations.

North Wiltshire Deanery supporting education in Kigezi

First published 31st March 2009

When Chris Dobson and a team from Bristol Diocese went out to Uganda in January they took with them a gift of 300 from North Wiltshire Deanery to purchase books for Lake Bunyonyi Secondary School.

My Trip to Uganda - by Emily Paginton

First published 25th February 2009

Emily's trip was organised in partnership with DFID.

Mothers' Union Members and School Children learn about life in Gulu, Northern Uganda

First published 25th February 2009

Almondsbury village recently played host to Mrs Christine Abia, who was visiting from the diocese of Northern Uganda. Christine's visit was part of a three week tour of the Bristol Area as a guest of the Bristol West Deanery.

Bristol Girl travels to Uganda

First published 14th February 2009

Emily Paginton, 18, in her final year at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School travels to Uganda on the 15th February 2009 with a party of teachers and pupils from Bristol Schools.

Meryl Streep came Out of Africa, Mary Head, Julia and Derek Lettey went into Africa ...

First published 15th December 2008

A day in the life of an African adventurer begins with break of dawn and the incessant sound of cocks crowing.

Ugandan Church leads campaign against corruption

First published 5th December 2008

Rt Rev Zac Niringiye, Assistant Bishop of Kampala attended the launch of the Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU) in November.

Recipe of the Day

First published 28th November 2008

White Ant Relish

The Peter Fund, supporting young people in rebuilding their lives

First published 24th November 2008

Peter FundSt Peters Henleaze is linked to St Philip's Pro-Cathedral in Gulu.

Celebrating 100 years of the Mother's Union in Uganda

First published 19th November 2008

The Mothers Union in Uganda was started in 1908 by Mrs. Weatherhead, wife of the then head teacher of Budo Junior School.

Bristol West Deanery, supporting clergy education in North West Uganda

First published 19th November 2008

An inspirational leader. Before becoming vicar of Stapleton in 1970, Canon Norman Campbell had been a missionary in Northern Uganda since 1949.

Rukunjiri Rondavels - Out in Africa with Emily Feltham

First published 29th October 2008

Emily Feltham has just left St Mary's Redcliffe School, and has started a gap year before going on to study at Mansfield College, Oxford in 2009.

Training Pastors for Northern Uganda

First published 29th October 2008

14 years of support for Theological Education in Uganda.

A life changing experience on the streets of Kampala ...

First published 25th September 2008

Will Churchill talks to Chris DobsonWill is just starting a gap year before going on to university. During the year he hopes to volunteer abroad somewhere.

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