June 2012 Blog Posts (6)

One Year Anniversay Celebration of South Sudan

Christ Church Cathedral will celebrate the anniversary of South Sudan’s independence with a sheet cake after the 10:00  AM service on Sunday, July 8.   The official date of independence is Monday July 9, 2011.  

Christ Church Cathedral sister parish is Fraser Cathedral in Lui, South Sudan.  

Bishop Stephen Dokolo and his wife Lillian last visited Christ…


Added by Evelyn Smith on June 29, 2012 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Some Sad News from Lui about the Dean's Son

This morning I received word that Dean Joseph Philip of Fraser Cathedral in Lui lost his son on Sunday. Gordon says that the final prayers for the funeral will be this Saturday, and asks that we all keep the Dean and his family in our prayers. 


Added by Debra Morris Smith on June 20, 2012 at 8:40am — 1 Comment

a further update from Sturminster Newton

Anne and I were delighted to see that the Revd. William Ridding was wearing his blue Lui stole at our Deanery Service on Sunday in Sturminster Newton when all the clerics around him were wearing green.    Representatives of all the parishes in the Deanery attended to renew our Covenant to work together - it was the only service in the Deanery that day so the church was pretty full.   William then used his new stole to illustrate his sermon and talk about our link with Lui which was really…


Added by Pauline Batstone on June 12, 2012 at 5:42am — No Comments

Fall Trip to Lui Diocese

II am happy to say that the Diocese of Missouri is planning a trip to Lui Diocese in the fall. I have checked with Bishop Stephen, who suggests either October 25-November 8 or November 27-December 11.


When we have determined which dates work best, we will announce the trip officially along with the process for applying to go. For now, it would help me to receive preliminary expressions of interest and comments on which of the two sets of dates would be possible for those…


Added by Debra Morris Smith on June 10, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Singing the South Sudan anthem on July 9-News form Diocese of Chicago

South Sudan Anthem on July 9   

South Sudan, Oyee! 


On Monday, July 9, our companions in the…


Added by beth felice on June 8, 2012 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Keeping our friends in Lui in people's minds back here in Dorset

This evening Dennis, Anne and I met the Bishop of Salisbury during his visit to our Deanery and told him of our trip to Lui and what we felt we had achieved.   He told us that during the short time he has been Bishop of Salisbury he has come to realise what a uniting effect the commitment to Sudan has within our Diocese , and the importance of the  more personal links made by individual Deaneries.  

We presented the Revd. William Ridding with the other stole which we brought back from…


Added by Pauline Batstone on June 8, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments

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