Church Mission Society

Axbridge Church supports the work of the Church Mission Society and we sponsor the work of CMS mission partners working in the Middle East.  

Our CMS Mission  Partners in Jerusalem - David and Sara Longe

Six years ago David Longe, an Anglican priest, visited Jerusalem and was immediately struck by the work of the Diocese which covers Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and Palestine. The Diocese of Jerusalem consists of 24 parishes and supports more that 30 Institutions including the Al Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza. (This is a hospital which John and Janet Angle know very well as they have taken many pieces of equipment out to the hospital including barrels of diesel for the generators!) There is also another hospital,  a college and 17 schools.

As CMS mission partners David and Sara, with their three young children Rex, Alexandra and Artie, are living and working in Jerusalem. David is chaplain to the archbishop, the Most Reverend Suheil Dawani and is helping to build peace and foster reconciliation.  This includes working with the cathedral, St George the Martyr, helping the dean, the Very Reverend Hosam Naoum, with the English speaking congregation and other pastoral duties. Sara is a violinist, both a performer and teacher, and hopes to be able to teach and perform when in Jerusalem.

Our call: Going into the unknown, guided by the Holy Spirit, we find ourselves in Jerusalem seeking God’s guidance as we serve Archbishop Suheil, the diocese and the people in this region who have suffered and continue to suffer so much. 

You can read more about David and Sara here and in their latest Link Letter No. 7 - June 2017 and earler letters: No. 6 - March 2017 , No. 5 - November 2016, No. 4 - September 2016, No. 3 - June 2016 and No. 2 - March 2016.

Last Updated by AG 17 July 2017

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