In January 2016, the Reverend Canon Angela Webb and Mrs Jill Bowman, members of the Diocesan Partnership in Mission group, along with the Partnership-in-Mission Chair, Bishop Jeremy James, travelled to Eldoret, Kenya to deepen the relationships established between our Dioceses.

Whilst in Eldoret, the group were joined by Dr Julianne Stewart, Programmes Director for ABM.

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.

As a result of discussions between Partnership-in-Mission representatives and Bishop Christopher and diocesan staff, the Perth Partnership in Mission Committee aims to:

  • Have 15 parishes linked by Pentecost/beginning of June
  • Support the ongoing work of the Community Based Rehabilitation Centre
  • Investigate the possibility of exchange visits in the areas of disability, women in ministry, children and youth ministry, country ministry

An exciting update since the January 2016 trip has realised a small project undertaken by the Perth Partnership in Mission Committee. British couple David and Liza Cooke, CMS workers were due to return to England after three years assisting at the Community Based Rehabilitation Centre.

The vehicle they were using was to be sold, leaving the Centre without an adequate means of transport to individuals and families of need in outlying areas.  The Partnership in Mission Committee undertook to seek funding to purchase the vehicle and ensure it remains with the Community Based Rehabilitation Centre. 

The purchase of the vehicle became a reality by generous assistance from individuals and parishes from the Perth Diocese.  The car, papers including the full service history, Insurance Certificate, and logbook, along with engine oil, brake/hydraulic fluid, axle grease were officially presented to the Community Based Rehabilitation Centre on 31 March 2016.


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