Madagascar


Chaplaincy members may remember our Harvest Festival at Margon in September 2018, when Bishop Todd McGregor and his wife Revd Patsy, from The Episcopal Church, were with us and Bishop Todd preached. They were based then in Madagascar, where Bishop Todd had been the founding bishop of the Toliara Diocese. The Toliara Diocese grew rapidly and two of our members, Jane and John Griffin, are very involved there.

The McGregors have since retired, but our link has continued.  We are now "twinned" with the parish of Fenoarivo. Their priest is Revd Delphin Thessaloniane, who speaks English.  Carol Gardner and Phyl Mallett are our "link leaders".   Please click here to read our Link Agreement and here to go to the Diocese of Toliara website.

Below are the photographs Revd Delphin sent in August 2022, including one of him with his wife and son and one of him travelling on his bike to take a service.  He thanks us for our prayers as he undertakes difficult journeys on this bike which he says is too small and too old.  Some of the photos were taken at a Youth Camp on 14 August.  We reciprocated with photos taken at our service on 21 August (plus one of Roger with Bishop Robert taken after the confirmation service in April).


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