Under the NEWS heading above is an appreciation of the Late Dom Kenneth who was a former Bishop of Plymouth and assisted in the formation of the charitable trust the Friends of Masasi and Newala
The Chair of The Friends has made his annual trip to Tanzania and has made a full report which you will find under NEWS from our home page.
Former Head teacher Steve Arbery has made his first visit to Tanzania in order to visit Mtandi school Special Unit. The Special Unit which cares for children with disabilities has long held Steve’s interest and he has supported several fund raising initiatives in order to help the children have better life chances. Read his full report which you will find under the NEWS heading from our home page.
The Friends of Masasi and Newala are saddened to learn of the death of Dr Marion Bartlett a long time supporter of our charity and a former doctor working in Masasi.
Marion Phillips-the name by which many people will remember her- spent forty years as a surgeon and physician in Tanganyika.
In 1966 she married David Bartlett, a priest with USPG, who later became Canon Bartlett Vicar General of Zanzibar.
They returned to England in 1997, but after David’s death a year later, Marion moved to live at the college pf St Barnabas where she remained for the rest of her life.
The funeral will take place at the College of St Barnabas at 11:00am on Thursday 5th April 2018
On Wednesday 14th June Bishop James’ birthday he is walking from Sindano, his home village, to Masasi Cathedral in a fund raising event to build the girls school at Namasakata. This journey of forty miles, is to be completed in one day starting at 5 am in the morning. He will be joined by many walking some, or all, of the route.
We wish him well on his journey. Further details are in the Masasi & Newala News issue number 30 which you will find under publications on this site.
Will you take part on our fund raising enterprise to Save Water In Masasi 2016?
Details can be found on our Fund Raising Page
Pentecost is the birthday of the church and so it is right to celebrate with a birthday cake.
This Pentecost this was how Pentecost was celebrated at the cathedral at Mtandi
Bishop James had delivery of his Land Cruiser at the beginning of May. The vehicle was funded jointly from donations from the local parishes and the Friends of Masasi and Newala.
In January 2016 Bishop James spent a few weeks in England undertaking a course for new bishops at Canterbury Cathedral. His fellow bishops were from several other countries as well as the UK. After the course Bishop James stayed for a few days meeting the Trustees of The Friends of Masasi and Newala, before visiting Stapleford, Hereford and Liverpool.