Holistic mission in Africa
I support local church communities to undertake building projects so that they are equipped to meet their communities’ spiritual and physical needs.
I am originally from the Lake District. After being trained as a carpenter, I studied construction management. I first came to Uganda and Kiwoko Hospital in 1995 with Tearfund. What was supposed to be a one year placement to expand a small rural medical centre into a district teaching hospital actually took eight years. In 1998 I joined Church Mission Society. Still based at Kiwoko, I continued to manage the construction and maintenance of the hospital. I then began working in the Diocese of Kitgum, northern Uganda, an area terrorised by the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2003 I moved to the Diocese of Kajo-Keji, South Sudan, where I helped to re-establish the diocesan centre which was destroyed during the civil war. In 2005, I moved to Kampala.
Church Mission Society is a people-oriented mission organisation with established, respected relationships with the Church in East Africa and South Sudan. It’s a pioneering, evangelical mission made up of a network of ordinary people. They have given me support and encouragement to allow me to develop my own Christ-centred mission within Africa.
Speaking dates in 2018
10 June - Oasis Church, Penrith
17 June - St George, Pyonten
24 June - Anglican Church of Europe, Basel
1 July - St John, Keswick
8 July - St Peter, Shipley
22 July - St James, Carlisle