Revd Mark writes
From 2nd to 16th February I will be visiting our linked Diocese Kagera in Tanzania. I will be joining a group from the Suffolk Diocese, led by Bishop Mike.
I will be meeting with clergy and congregations in the host churches and will see at first hand the many projects which are going on out there.
This is also about continuing to build ongoing links with our local schools and with schools in Kagera. I have been talking to the children in Brampton and Ringsfield primary schools about my trip, and will be taking recordings of them singing to share when I visit schools in Kagera. I am also taking pictures of our Candlemas service in Shadingfield church, so that they can see what we do and what we look like!
I will be working with colleagues and students at the Kagera Theological College on Safeguarding issues.
Altogether this will be a very challenging trip, but a great experience - and I am looking forward to seeing the people, churches and beauty of Tanzania.
Please remember Revd Mark in your prayers while he is away.
During his time in Tanzania the Benefice Office will be closed and Revd Helen will be the main point of contact.