Visitor from Tanzania

A visitor from Tanzania

   Late at night on August 31st, Revd Canon Richard Mhewha arrived to stay with us.Revd Linda Cox and other curates from the Diocese of Leicester went on a visit to Tanzania earlier this year, and this was a chance to return the hospitality. It's been a busy few days for Canon Richard who has never been to England before. He's been meeting with delegates from Tanzania, India, America and Leicester - in Leicester and Loughborough.

The visitors from Tanzania

   On top of that, we've shown him aspects of life in this neck of the woods.Linda Cox took him on a tour of the 8 churches of the Woodfield Team. He has been impressed by the age and solidity of the church buildings - very different from where he is in Tanzania. He joined in a staff meeting, visited Snarestone and Packington Schools. He came to a meeting of all the clergy of the North West Leicester Deanery and on 7th September joined us at services at Measham and Packington churches. It was lovely to have him with us and gifts were exchanged.

   Further afield he visited the FoodBank at Coalville and the North West Leicester Homelessness Project.A whirlwind week for Canon Richard! Particularly as English is his third language.

Canon Richard at the Foodbank                                    Canon Richard with Team Rector Viviencanon Richard with curate Linda                                                                                                                         


Canon Richard is interviewed by Linda                                  Canon Richard presents the church with a gift from his church Canon Richard is presented with gifts

And a snapshot of Richard's church and church family in Tanzania -

Canon Richard's home church  Canon Richard leading a service at his home churchCanon Richard's church family

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