Two Young priests visit Canterbury

Fr Cedrick Buthelezi writes ...

PriestsFrom 2-9 June, Lulama Dumisa and I had the opportunity to travel to Canterbury to take part in the Pilgrimage Course - which is held for clergy in the early years of their ministry and for those currently studying towards the ordained ministry.

We were 36 students from all over the Anglican Communion, and Cathi Martin with her team of organisers made it a lovely stay for us. It was a time of interacting with our brothers and sisters from all parts of the world and for getting to know one another.

Our lectures covered the following: a bible study On the Road to Emmaus, led by Canon Ed Edward; The Relationship between Anglicans and Muslims, led by the Seventh Preacher of Canterbury, Bishop Josiah from Nigeria; and a bible study on Pauls’ letter to the Philippians, led by Prof Kathy Grieb from the USA.

We also visited old sites of Christian historical interest. It was wonderful to worship in the old Cathedral and to feel part of Canterbury’s rich history, attending services of Morning Prayer and Evensong in different styles of worship. We also had an opportunity to visit the Anglican Communion Offices in London, and an unforgettable moment was our visit to Lambeth Palace where we had tea and conversation with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams.

We would like to thank the Bishop and Diocesan Council who gave us this opportunity to travel to England; this is something we will not forget.

Pictured above are Lulama Dumisa and Cedrick Buthelezi outside Canterbury Cathedral.


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