Visit to the diocese by the Bishop of Zanzibar

Bishop Michael Hafidh of Zanzibar and their Diocesan Secretary General, Reverend Nuhu Sallanya, will be visiting the diocese from the 17th to the 20th of February 2015.

The itinerary for the visit is:

Tuesday 17th February (Shrove Tuesday)


Lunchtime: Meeting the Bishop and Diocesan Officers

5.30pm Evensong in the Cathedral

Evening – after service fund raising supper in the cathedral (funds being raised for the Zanzibar Cathedral restoration project). Numbers for the supper by Feb 10th please.

Wednesday 18th February (Ash Wednesday)

Morning: visit to Iona (weather permitting)

Lunch with the Gruline congregation on Mull

Evening: Ash Wednesday Eucharist in St Columba’s, Gruline, at which the Bishop will preside.

Thursday 19th February

Morning – travel to Cowal region

Evening – service and social to meet the congregation of Holy Trinity Dunoon.Afternoon – visits to local schools & sights around Dunoon & Cowal

Friday 20th February

Morning – travel to Glasgow to prepare for return journey

Afternoon – return to London and Zanzibar


The main diocesan events are the evensong in St John’s cathedral at 5.30pm on Shrove Tuesday, 17th February, and the following Zanzibar fund-raising meal in the cathedral. Nuhu will make a presentation on Zanzibar cathedral in this evening. All from the diocese are warmly invited: please try to come if you can to fill St John’s cathedral. Let the office know numbers for the catering by the 13th of February please.

To join in any of the other elements of the visit, please contact the local clergy or lay leaders for details of timings and other arrangements.

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