Association of Friends

The Association of Friends of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf

The Friends exist to support the work of the Diocese  of Cyprus and the Gulf. Membership is available to anyone who wishes to support and keep in touch with the work of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, as well as maintain contact with others who have lived and served within the Diocese.

Membership of the Friends runs from July to July. Subscriptions are currently £22 for a couple and £15 for individual membership.  A current membership form can be downloaded here:

Membership Application Form


President: Vacant
Chair: Revd Canon Chris Butt
Treasurer: Mrs Rachel Bainbridge
Hon Secretary: Mrs Anne Lloyd

Mr Ron Maitland
Revd Canon John Holdsworth
Mrs Sally Milner
Dr John Worton-Griffiths
Canon Angela Murray
Revd Canon Ian Calder
Revd Katherine Hedderly (All Hallows)
Exeter link: Vacant


Annual Meeting and Celebration Eucharist, Monday 3 August 2020 10.00am, All Hallows by the Tower, London

Spring Gathering

2020 dates for our meeting at Launde Abbey are Friday 1 May to Sunday 3 May 2020. Full details will be sent out once available

Autumn Gathering

A day meeting will be held in York on Wednesday 16 October 2019. This will involve an act of worship, lunch and a tour/visit of local interest in the afternoon. More details will be sent out at the end of August.


Olive Branch

Members of the Friends receive an electronic copy of the Olive Branch, a magazine with news and views of what is happening in and across the Diocese, usually published twice a year.

Latest Issue

Prayer Diary

A copy of the Diocesan Prayer Diary is sent to members of the Friends from the Diocesan Office in Cyprus.

For more information about the Friends please contact