You are currently viewing Bishop Sean welcomed to Qatar

Bishop Sean welcomed to Qatar

On a five-day visit to Doha, Bishop Sean and Jenny have been warmly welcomed by parish priest the Reverend Mark Derry and associate priest the Reverend MD Johnson, alongside the Epiphany Church council and board members of the Anglican Centre.

Two confirmation services—one in Tamil and one in English—were joyous opportunities for Bishop Sean to lead congregations in celebrating candidates’ ongoing journeys of faith.

“Jenny and I have been met with great kindness, generosity and joy by the Church of the Epiphany and by the staff of the Anglican Centre,” said Bishop Sean.

A highlight of the visit were the two confirmation services where around 30 confirmands drawn from the English and Tamil congregations were confirmed.

“Having experienced the birth of the New South Africa in 1994,” he said, “the joyous diversity of people worshipping at Epiphany recalled that wonderful phrase of Archbishop Tutu, of a rainbow nation of God’s people.”

During his stay Bishop Sean and Fr Mark had the opportunity to meet the ambassador of South Africa, HE Ghulam Hoosein Asmal, and of the UK, HE Neerav Patel.

There was also a chance for meetings with the wider parish Ministry Team, as well as a visit to Zubara Fort in the north of the country—the area of the first Christians in Qatar.

(Click on gallery images below to enlarge photo)