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Partnership in Mission (PiM)

Partner Diocese: Eldoret, Kenya

Partnership in Mission (PIM) with Eldoret Parish, Kenya is primarily a relational partnership rather than a financial reliance of one on the other. In partnership, we support each other in all aspects of mission and ministry with prayer, ideas, encouragement, and resources.

The partnership began informally in 2011 when two Perth clergy visited Eldoret to participate in a workshop with women clergy and theological students at St Paul’s University (SPU) in LIMURU.

A closer relationship developed between the two Dioceses, prompting the decision at Perth Synod 2012 to explore the possibility of journeying together. This formally commenced with Bishop Christopher Rutto and other delegates from Eldoret visiting Perth, and the signing of a preliminary Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at Perth Synod 2014.

In January 2016, the Reverend Canon Angela Webb and Mrs Jill Bowman, members of the Diocesan Partnership in Mission group, along with Bishop Jeremy James (Partnership-in-Mission Chair at that time), travelled to Eldoret, Kenya to deepen the relationships established between our Dioceses. Whilst in Eldoret, the group were joined by Dr Julianne Stewart, Programs Director for Anglican Board of Mission.

The visit included opportunities to meet and worship with diocesan senior staff, local parishes, women in ministry, schools and the community supported by the Community Based Rehabilitation Centre. Synod 2017 recommitted a further three years to the PIM between the Dioceses of Perth and Eldoret allocating 0.7% of the Diocesan Mission budget for the relief of poverty to this partnership.

Being in partnership is an outward sign of us being in communion with each other as we strive to grow in our communion with God. The body of Christ cannot be contained within any one Diocese, and our being in partnership is one way to demonstrate the need we have for each other in our want to live, and be, the body of Christ.

If you are interested in becoming a partner in mission contact Jill Bowman, Parish of Melville.

Partnership Link Program

Eldoret Parish

Community Based Rehabilitation Centre

Nelly, the parish link coordinator in Eldoret provides an update about the Community Based Rehabilitation Centre in Eldoret.

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St John Kabongo Primary School Water Project commissioning

On 11 November 2022, the water project at St John Kabongo Primary School was commissioned. This was one of the projects of the Partnership in Mission Committee and will now provide access to a clean water supply to the students and surrounding farms and villages.

A Blessing from the Bishop Muge Memorial Chapel, Eldoret, Kenya

Mission Values Litany

Holy God, we believe your love transforms.

Transform us and everyone with this love, blessing, healing, forgiving, inspiring.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

Liberating God, we long to be known by our love.

Make our love stronger than our anxieties and doubts, for everyone to see.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

Passionate God, we long to be a people of prayer. Inspire us to be creative
and confident in common prayer and personal devotion.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

Faithful God, we long to be trustworthy.

Give us courage to be honest and strength to keep our promises.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

Gentle God, we seek to be humble.

Teach us to trust that your power and wisdom, not ours, will be enough.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

Compassionate God, we seek to listen.

Tune our ears to the sorrows, the joys and the hungers of our community.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

Hospitable God, we long to be as inclusive as Jesus.
Delight us with grace to embrace difference and diversity of every kind.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

Generous God, we seek to serve.

Give us the people, ideas, skill and energy to make the world a better place.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

More about Partnership in Mission

Diocese of Eldoret - Project Update (April 2023)

The Partnership in Mission (PiM) Committee, in conjunction with the leadership in Eldoret together discerned three projects that have and will generate a more sustainable lifestyle and exponentially change the lives of people living in the local communities.

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Partnership Link Program

The Partnership Link program was established so that parishes here in Perth could have the opportunity to partake in the joy of the world-wide communion with our sisters and brothers in Eldoret.

Parish Links thumb Eldoret Kabongo 2022

Diocese of Eldoret

The Partners in Mission team has been working closely with our partners in the Diocese of Eldoret, Kenya.

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Mission Sunday, 27 August 2023

Mission Sunday - The Partnership in Mission Committee of the Diocese of Perth invites you to celebrate MISSION including our partnership with the Diocese of Eldoret, Kenya

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Parish of Warnbro partner with Kamagut Parish

We generally have weekly communication via Whatsapp as this seems to be the best way for the Kamagut members to access technology.

Eldoret The blessing of the new Parish Council