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The theme for the Diocesan Synod at the end of April was ‘A different spirit’. It reflected the story in Numbers 13 and 14 where 10 of those who had gone to explore the promised land reported not only on the good things that the land contained, but also said it was not possible to go into the land because of the size of the obstacles that lay ahead.

There’s a story from Soviet-era Russia which tells of an official who was haranguing a group of villagers about the evils of religion. After he had finished, the village priest asks if he might say a few words. Reluctantly, the official agreed. The priest addressed the people with the traditional Christian Easter greeting: “Alleluia! Christ is risen,” he proclaimed. And with one voice the people replied, “He is risen indeed! Alleluia!”

On Easter Day we celebrate the risen Christ: the discovery of the empty tomb and the resurrection appearances of Jesus. But before this victory over sin and death Jesus had to go by way of the cross, its pain and its shame. Each year, during the week leading up to Easter Day we remember the last few days of Jesus’ life, and particularly His suffering for us on the cross. This year our services will be as follows:

Big projects move slowly, and the St Cyprian Centre project is no exception. However, although all may seem quiet, with barely a ripple of movement on the surface, underneath there is a lot of activity going on, steering the process towards it destination.

"My St Georges Experience :

I still miss St. George’s Community and Church Tunis. I was a born –again serving Christian for close to 20 years before I joined St. Georges in Tunis. But I learnt a lot from the community. I learnt humility from Bishop Bill, how to be extravagantly in love with God from Sister Hillary; the application of bible truth and reality in cultural context from Rev. Frank, and so many other clergy men including Pastor Kwame.

Attachments:
Download this file (Newsletter 1.2 Easter Edi~.pdf)The Friends of St Georges, Tunis[Easter Edition]709 kB553 Downloads2017-03-01 11:00

The patron of the Friends of St Georges writes:

 

"With the departure of dear friends from the African Development Bank, St George’s suddenly became a much different kind of church – at least in its English-speaking component. I am so grateful to Rev Peter Knight, accompanied by his wife Christine, for their willingness to give leadership as Rector after me of St George’s Anglican Church, Tunis in a period of change and adjustment. Ministry is being sustained and a friendly welcome given to all comers to St George’s. The forming of the Friends of St George’s is such an encouragement to a church that has remained motivated with a big vision but which has suddenly lost so many of its resources.

Attachments:
Download this file (Newsletter 1.1 First Edit~.pdf)Newsletter 1.1 [The attachment is the first newsletter of the Friends of St Georges, Tunis. ]1685 kB553 Downloads2017-03-01 10:45

There is much going on this month in the life of St George’s Church:

-We are delighted that Bishop Mouneer will visit with our new area-bishop for North Africa, Bishop Samy, over the first weekend of March. They will be presiding at services for both congregations, and confirming a number of candidates. Come to meet our new bishop at the 09:30 service on Sunday 3rd March and stay after for refreshments and the opportunity to greet both bishops

Forty days after Jesus was born, Mary and Joseph went with him to the temple in Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, and to fulfill the requirements of the law at that time (you can read the story in Luke 2:22-40).

2nd February is forty days after Christmas. On that day (or a Sunday near it) we mark the day as “The Presentation of Christ in the Temple” - an occasion otherwise known as “Candlemas”. It is a watershed moment in the year, for the story takes us back for one last look at the birth of Jesus, but also looks forward to His sufferings.

New Year is often associated with new beginnings. Or, at least, in people’s minds there is the possibility of starting afresh, even if, in reality, little changes, and what does change doesn’t seem to last for long.

We look back at what has been, perhaps with nostalgia, or perhaps with relief that some particular event is over. The current queen of the United Kingdom referred to one particularly difficult year as an “Annus Horribilis” (“horrible year” in Latin). We probably all have such episodes in our lives.

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Sunday Services

in English at 09:30
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Verse of the Day

  • James 1:2-3

    “[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”