Dear friends and supporters,
It is so long since we met to renew friendships, share stories and catch up on the latest news
about the Anglican Church in Papua New Guinea that we hope you will all be able to attend
our Supporters’ Day on May 13th. Our programme will begin at 11am (coffee available from
10.30) and end at 4 pm, with a service in the chapel at midday.
The venue will be the Anglican Communion office (ACO) at Westbourne Park in west
London. We met there for our last gathering before the pandemic limited our activities. The
premises, chapel and garden room are very appropriate for our meeting and easily
accessible from London main line stations for people coming from outside the capital.
We have been surveying the considerable collection of films that belong to PNGCP and will
be showing one or more of these during the day. The committee will update everyone on the
grants that we have made recently and the processes we have put in place to encourage
maximum accountability for all your generous gifts to the PNG church. Rachel Parry, who
was previously USPG’s representative on our committee, now works for The Anglican
Alliance, based at ACO, and will be joining us to speak about her work.
Of course, there will be introductions all round, especially as we have some new trustees
and committee members – both, under our new CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation)
Constitution. And we should like to hear from you about any activities you, or your church,
have undertaken on behalf of our friends in PNG, not least, perhaps, your meetings with the
Bishops and their wives when they were in the UK last year.
Please let us know if you will be able to attend the Supporters’ Day. You can email or call us, or even write to us at our ACO office. A finger food lunch will be provided (with vegetarian
alternatives) so to make provision, we really do need to know if you are coming!
Looking forward to hearing from you and meeting you on May 13th!
Westbourne Park station is on the Hammersmith and City tube line that is easily accessed
from Kings Cross, Euston, Waterloo, Marylebone, Victoria and Paddington Mainline stations.
The ACO office is a three minute walk from the station.
PS. We have spare copies of books by and about ‘us’ for sale or donation. We do not have a
card machine so bringing cash would be helpful. If this is not possible, Jan will provide you
with bank details for payment later