Bishop Hilary of Yei will be sharing his thoughts on how the church is changing lives in South Sudan when he addresses a Sudan Focus evening at CMS Ireland offices on Tuesday February 26.
Connor Diocese has had a link with Yei since 2006, and that partnership was extended for a further five years when Bishop Hilary and the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, signed an Agreement when Bishop Alan and a team visited Yei in January.
During his visit to Ireland, Bishop Hilary will be staying in Broughshane with the Dean of Connor, the Very Rev John Bond, and will preach at the midweek service on February 27.
The Bishop will also be a guest of the Archdeacon of Dalriada, the Ven Stephen Forde, rector of Larne, and will spend some time in Agherton Parish with Dr Frank Dobbs. On the north coast the Bishop is hoping to stroll on the beach in Portstewart with some of the Agherton parishioners, and perhaps pay a visit to the Giant’s Causeway.
From there he will head to Ballymoney Parish as guest of the Rev Andrew Sweeney and will be interviewed by the rector during the Sunday service in Ballymoney.
Stephen, Frank and Andrew all had the opportunity to spend time with Bishop Hilary as they were members of the team which visited South Sudan in January.
You can download Bishop Hilary’s full itinerary. (please note changes may be made) and information about the Sudan Focus Evening. This takes place in CMSI’s offices in Belfast starting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 26 February. All are welcome.