An important part of Companionship Links is the exchange of personnel between dioceses. This list below is only a start of those known at this time by the author, if there are others please email Jim Saxton at email@example.com
|July 2004 - Nov 2004||Ven Abiodun Ogumyemi||
Apart from preaching at many churches throughout the Coventry diocese, promotion of the Jacaranda project and the need for water holes and bore-holes featured highly on Abiodun's visit.
In October 2005 Abiodun Ogumyemi was made Bishop of Damaturu, we wish him well, his contact details have been changed.
|November 2006||Archbishop Josiah Fearon||To attend the Diocesan Synod together Amal the headmistress of Mar Ephrem Christian School Bethlehem. They were both there to promote the Companionship Links project, which was very successful.|
Mrs Agnes Awogbami (Head Teacher from St. Michael's Primary School) and
After several years of trying we have eventually obtained visas for the two teachers from Kaduna and they arrived in the Coventry diocese on 23rd September 2009 for a three week visit. The teachers are Mrs. Agnes Lonpe Awogbami who is the Head Teacher of St. Michael's Primary school (Nearly 500 students) next to the Cathedral and Mrs. Rahila Joshua-Mallam who is Head of Nursery and Primary 1&2 at Our Saviours Primary school, They have had a very busy programme visiting primary schools to shadow and assist the teachers, their objective is establish best practice and see what can be taken back the the church schools in Kaduna.
During their visit they have been in Shipston-on-Stour, Kineton and Brailes primary schools, and also Finhan Pre-School on Coventry.
They were also asked to meet Bishop John during their visit and they can seen below:
Ann Saxton who has led this programme has agreed with the then Head of Primary Education Venerable Praises Omole that the teachers on return will ensure their schools introduce and also through workshops communicate this to the linked schools in Kaduna established during her visit to Kaduna in January/February 2009.
Also whilst they have been here, Jim Saxton has trained them in computer skills, and it is now hoped with their email capability we will be able to continue to communicate with them on their return.
The Links coordinator is Ann Saxton and can be contacted 01295 680645 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|1st September 2014 to 30th Novemebr 2014||Rev. Mishael Andy||Visit to build links with coventry South, Nuneaton and Fosse Deanery's.|
|November 2003||Rev'd Peter Watkins and Rev'd Charlotte Gale||Two week fact finding visit to both the Kaduna and Zaria areas|
|June 2004||Keith Parr, Christine Cooke and students from Bluecoats School||Primary purpose was to allow the students from Blue Coats school to experience life in Africa and in particular the project at Jacaranda. Christine Cooke also was there to start the process of how Coventry could help in the field of Medical and Health, which included a visit to the Kateri Clinic.|
|Jan to Apr 2005||Ann and Jim Saxton||Both there to teach in St. Michael's Anglican Diocesan College, Ann teaching art and also visiting primary schools to help teachers in both St. Michael's and St. John's schools. Jim after installing and networking some 20+ PC in the computer Laboratory taught computing to both students and adults throughout the three months. Jim also wrote software to assist the examination recording at the Theological College at Wassasa and also designed a website for the school , can be viewed at: www.stmichaels-college.com
Additionally, the review on how St. Martin's Finham mission money's could be be put to best use. This resulted in providing art materials, computer equipment and the purchase and installation of generator for the college.
|April 2005||Bishop Colin and Revd John Burrell||
Christians and Muslims, supported by the International Centre for Reconciliation at Coventry Cathedral. The Bishop of Coventry was able to make a presentation to an Inter-faith group who have done some excellent work of reconciliation in the city.
John Burrell was able to attend a meeting at Jacaranda Farm of all the clergy and Parochial Church Councils in the Diocese. It was a very colourful gathering and it was a privilege for me to understand some of the issues that they are facing.
Abiodun was moving to the Parish of St Christopher in Kaduna . John attended his service of Institution and Induction taken by Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon. It was wonderful to be there and to meet his wife and children and his new parishioners. john hopes that we will be able to strengthen this link as we have so much to learn from each other.
|Sept 2006||Ann and Jim Saxton together with Christine Cooke||
This trip had three objectives:
|Jan - Feb 2009||Ann and Jim Saxton||
This successful visit achieved the following:
|March 2013||+ Christopher and Rev. Peter Allan.||Help build the link between coventry and Kaduna diocese, please start to process to link parishes, between coventry and Kaduna.|