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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

St Paul's Athens Parishioner to be WCC Steward

Jane Nyeche (pictured above), has been chosen to be one of the forty young adults from the world over to act as a steward at the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee Meeting to be held at the Orthodox Academy of Crete in Kolymbari, Greece, from 28 August – 5 September, 2012. (The stewards serve the WCC governing bodies, and are chosen for their cross-cultural and linguistic skills, and their experience and interest in the ecumenical movement).

Jane, although born in Belgrade, is of Nigerian nationality and grew up in Athens. She is an active member of St Paul’s Church, Athens, and with others has special responsibility for Junior Church. She has some preparatory work to do by means of a long distance training programme provided by the WCC. During the conference she will not only undertake the responsibilities assigned to her but also participate in a progarmme tailor made for the stewards.

We in the Diocese in Europe are very proud that Jane has been chosen to serve this major ecumenical gathering as a steward, and wish her every blessing in this undertaking. She would very much like know of any other young adult from the Diocese who like her has been chosen to be a steward. Her email address can be obtained through
We look forward to hearing of Jane's experiences in due course.

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