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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Christ Church Kiev celebrates Christmas with a priest this year

Christmas at Christ Church, Kiev
The Anglican Church in Kiev, Christ Church, a very international congregation in the Ukrainian capital, is determined to continue its regular life despite not having had a priest-in-charge for several years. At this time they are greatly helped by the presence in Kiev of the Revd Blair Carlson. Blair is an Anglican priest, ordained in Chichester diocese, who founded an organisation called GoodWORD. This is an agency which works with national Christian leaders in several regions of the world, supporting them with training for contextual outreach and evangelism. Blair is presently in Ukraine working with local Churches in training events across the country. He has extensive international experience. He was born of missionary parents in China. For many years he worked with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

I have given Blair Permission to Officiate and he is providing much needed priestly leadership in Christ Church. This year, he led the traditional Christmas Eve service. We are grateful to Blair for his support and assistance to this isolated community at this time.

The Revd Blair and Elizabeth Carlson

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