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Growing church leads to double-ordination in UAE

A double-ordination has taken place in the United Arab Emirates to serve two new curacies created to serve the growing church in the country.

26 September 2017

Canadian partnership strengthens lay training in Cyprus and the Gulf

The Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf has partnered with a Canadian theological college to accredit its lay training course. 

18 September 2017

Celebration of 15th anniversary of the dedication of Christ Church in UAE

March 8th marked the 15th anniversary of  the dedication of Christ Church, Jebel Ali, located southwest of Dubai in the diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf.

15 March 2017

Synod in Cyprus reflects on intentional discipleship

Delegates from 11 countries gathered in the Cypriot town of Larnaca last week for a synod meeting of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf under the of theme “Intentional Discipleship”. 

13 February 2017

Pray for peace and peace-builders as half a million children starve in Yemen

The Anglican Alliance is encouraging Anglicans to respond to emergency appeals by Christian agencies responding to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

23 December 2016

US priest rallies support for displaced Iraqi Christians

It took just one pivotal conversation for the Revd Chris Bishop to feel a powerful calling to travel to northern Iraq as an unofficial Episcopal ambassador to displaced Christians.

19 December 2016

Royal visit for anniversary of missionary journey

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall were guests of honour at a service in Oman to mark the 125th anniversary of the final missionary journey of Bishop Thomas Valpy French.

09 November 2016

Bahrain Dean wins Cyprus and Gulf hymn competition

A hymn written by the Dean of St Christopher’s Cathedral in Bahrain has won a competition to mark the 40th anniversary of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf.

24 October 2016

"It's not about numbers but human beings" - Anglicans serve refugees in Cyprus

The Revd Christine Goldsmith makes regular visits to Kofinou Refugee Camp located in the Cypriot countryside 20 minutes by car from the port city of Larnaca. The curate at St Barnabas Anglican Church in Limassol, further to the west on Cyprus’s southern coast says she goes to show that someone cares and is willing to listen, and to help where she is able.

25 March 2016

Prayers offered after killing of nuns in Yemen

Four Roman Catholic nuns and 12 other staff and residents at a care home for the elderly in the Yemeni port city of Aden were killed on Friday in an attack that has been blamed on Daesh. The nuns were members of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The Anglican Bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf, Bishop Michael Lewis, has expressed concern following the killing.

07 March 2016

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