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Poole Deanery - Wau Diocese
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Download or view the Third Annual Report 16/17
See Poole-Wau page for
Peace Agreement announced at Christmas 2017.
Poole-Wau Partnership Newsletter Nov 2017  Download or view here
QUARTERLY MAGAZINE OF NORTHERN BAHR EL GHAZEL INTERNAL PROVINCE
Northern Bahr el Ghazel Internal
Province covers five diocese
WAU DIOCESE FACEBOOK PAGE
Summary of presentation about Wau Diocese
given to Poole and North Bournemouth Deanery
on 7th February 2017 by Richard Tazewell
Some may remember the Bishop of Wau, Bishop Moses deng Bol, who visited Poole 3 or 4 years ago.
Moses has been a Bishop for seven years and he is still only forty one. I like this picture as it suggests that Bishop Moses likes to lead from the front, as any Bishop needs to do in South Sudan today.
Deanery is linked
The link was officially approved by the Deanery in 2011 and is run by a small committee chaired by Jeff Neagle and Rev Chris Strain. It is referred to as “The Poole-Wau Partnership”.
The town of Wau is South Sudan’s “second city”. It is over 400 miles by road from the capital, Juba, which is where much of the country is centred.
Wau has a university and secondary schools, a
major hospital, and facilities like the stadium in this picture.
Wau Diocese is much
The aim of the Link partnership is to share our lives---different as they are---with our sisters and brothers in the Diocese of Wau. By means of prayer, by Facebook and e-mail, by visiting when circumstances allow---all of which can work both ways; and by financial aid which is inevitably one way, of course.
The scope of our
b) Building a Guest house for the Diocese was our main
project up till early 2016, when it came into use. Its aim is to accommodate
visiting lecturers and other professionals, and to earn revenue.
There are over 400 clergy in Wau Diocese, but until recently, many of them had not even completed Primary School level education. St John’s College has been set up by the Diocese to deal with this situation, and from a small start with 3 students in 2011, it now has 40 in 3 year streams. It is now going on to develop courses to train teachers and offer business studies as well. Support for St John's is our main project for the coming few years.
Our remit is to support
On the subject of food aid, we had sad news last week.
This is for prayer and concern, not fundraising. Last week about 2000 people from
nearby villages took refuge in the Cathedral Compound in Wau. At first the
Cathedral staff had nothing to give them but water but we heard on Sunday that
UN food aid has now arrived.
These are the churches of Poole Deanery. We think that about half are involved with the link in one way or another, and obviously we welcome as much involvement as possible from all the churches and are always looking to expand our contact with the churches in our deanery
This is a picture of