St Luke’s Church has a long tradition of supporting links with overseas missionaries, organisations and link parishes; as well as supporting many other organisations, charities and appeals at home and abroad. At present our overseas efforts are focussed on two particular links:
Kibirizi Parish in Rwanda: We have a developing link with this rural parish in the south west of Rwanda close to Kigeme. Parishioners have visited twice – once in 2010 and again this year when our Vicar John, Jonathan, our mission coordinator and Wendy – a teacher from our primary school spent a week in the village.
Children Singing in Kibirizi Nursey School
Youth Choir sing to greet visitors from Sway
Pastor Alfred and Yvette, with their children, Obed, Beullah and Gad
Kisiizi Hospital, Uganda:St Luke’sChurch has supported Kisiizi Hospital for many years. Kisiizi is a remote rural hospital in Uganda. Founded in 1958 by Dr John Sharp under the auspices of the then Rwanda Mission (CMS). It has since been handed over to the Church of Uganda and now has around 210 beds
John Pawson outside Kisiizi Hospital
Operating Theatre at Kisiizi Hospital