Richard Bewes – with a Bible in his pocket and Jesus in his heart

We thank God for Richard, for his biblical teaching, his inspirational books and his pastoral heart. We were honoured to have Richard and Pam as members of Christ Church, Virginia Water since 2013. It was a privilege to have Richard join our preaching team and mentor several of our staff team. Richard also helped launch Peacemaker Trust in May 2017. He was a valued and respected member of our international Board of Reference.

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Feeding Sudanese Refugees in Cairo

IMG_5033Every Sunday after church, Sudanese refugees in Cairo receive a simple meal.  They get one or two sandwiches. We serve 6 churches from different denominations.  In total about 850 people each week. Half of those are children. We do this because these people are refugees in Cairo and get very little help.  It is also a small token of our love for them.  And it encourages the community life of the churches. Continue reading

Kagera Christian Theological College (KCTC), Tanzania


In January, I visited Murgwanza in Kagera Diocese as a member of the Christianity Explored team to help train 130 lay leaders and youth leaders to use the course.  Arising from that visit, Bishop Darlington Bendankeha invited me to return to Murgwanza to teach ordinands undertaking a three-year diploma course for ministry at the Diocesan theological college.

Kagera is situated in north west Tanzania high on a ridge overlooking the borders of Burundi and Rwanda near the shores of Lake Victoria. It is one of the poorest regions of Tanzania. More than half the population live on less that $1 per day. Continue reading