Thursday, June 3, 2010

Vicentia in Edinburgh

If you're wondering where exactly our rector's gone... it's to the World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh 2010 being held 100 years after the last one in 1910, read all about it over here. Above are the delegates from the Anglican Communion with top clergy from the Diocese of Edinburgh, at the home of Bishop Brian Smith and his wife Tessa.
Here she is with the other Anglican communion delegates - you can read about them all here on the Anglican Communion website. What a huge honour for Vinnie (and for us, by association!) to be representing South Africa, and the continent with the other 3 delegates from Zambia and Kenya. It is a multi-denominational event, not confined to Anglicans, seeking direction for the Christian mission in the 21st century.

Bishop Brian Smith - on his knees! - Bishop Mark of Toronto in Canada and Mrs Williams, wife of the Archbishop of Canterbury, seen here with some of the delegates.
P.S. - just arrived, a letter from Vinnie to St Peter's....
Dear Saints

I have the privilege to attend the World Mission Conference. The theme of the conference is Witnessing to Christ Today. The last time this kind of Conference was held a century ago. I am here representing the Anglican Communion with 8 other fellow Anglicans.

Before attending the conference I was hosted by the Diocese of St Andrews. I spent 4 days in a parish of St. Saviour, in a village called Bridge of Allan. I preached there on Trinity Sunday and had an opportunity to visit few projects that diocese is involved in and for those golfers out there on your behalf I spent time at the Links Golf Course, shot a birdie at the 18th hole and stood at the famous bridge.

After the conference the Anglican communion delegates with depart for London, among other things we will do there is to meet officially with Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.

The Venerable Vicentia Refiloe Kgabe
St Peter Anglican Church, Auckland Park.
Fax: 086 672 6800
Office: +27 11 726 1416

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