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Thursday, 12 November 2015

The first Anglican confirmations in Rabat

Churchwarden Angie and musician Thomas with Fr Medhat Sabry
Services have been held each week in Rabat for about a year now. Fr Medhat Sabry, the priest-in-charge of St John the Evangelist Church in Casablanca, has pioneered this new community in the Moroccan capital which where there are a large number of foreign Christians who seek to worship in the English language.

The community is growing with members coming from the Philippines and several sub-Saharan African countries. The weekly eucharists are held in a chapel of a school run by the Roman Catholic Filles du Cœur Immaculé de Marie.  Fr Medhat is assisted by St John's Churchwarden Angie, and one of St John's musicians, Thomas (who is also exploring Reader ministry).

The candidates make their vows of confirmation 
Sunday 11 October was a significant date for this new community: three members of congregation were confirmed. I believe this may be the first Anglican confirmations ever held in Rabat.

This new congregation has chosen St Augustine of Hippo as their patron. He is, of course, an African saint.

The newly confirmed of St Augustine of Hippo congregation take the light of Christ into the world

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful to read this. at our ICS prayer meeting yesterday we prayed for all the bishops we work with, and it's good to see a new congregation gaining its feet.