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Big projects move slowly, and the St Cyprian Centre project is no exception. However, although all may seem quiet, with barely a ripple of movement on the surface, underneath there is a lot of activity going on, steering the process towards it destination.

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St Cyprian Centre News Updates 5th October, 2015:

Thank you for prayers! The architect has produced some redesigns that are acceptable to us. He needs to get approval for them, plus for the facades of the new buildings, from the Institute for National Patrinomy and the Committee for the Protection of the Medina. The needed demolition of the toilets/shops site involves us in negotiations about the status of tenants in the two shops and apartment. Our lawyer is involved with us in these negotiations. All interaction with the Tunis authorities necessarily involves liaising with personnel at the British Embassy—because the title deed of the property is in the name of the British Crown—and that necessity involves us in diplomatic protocols for how things are done when foreign nations are involved! Please continue to pray for miraculous SPEED to a successful outcome:

· design of buildings and of facades to be acceptable to us and to local authorities;

· swift and peaceful negotiations to end of tenancy of shops, one of them illegally sub-let; acceptance by illegal occupant of apartment of the court's decision in our favour;

· completion of dossier for "request to demolish" and acceptance by the relevant local and city authorities of that dossier;

· completion of dossier for "request to build" and acceptance by the relevant local and city authorities of that dossier;

· practical help from British Embassy personnel in all relating to the local/city authorities;

· SWIFT conclusion to above so that our architect can produce detailed drawings ready for seeking tenders from appropriate contractors;

· patience for us and miraculous intervention from the Lord in all aspects of the St Cyprian Centre development.


St Cyprian Centre News Updates 21st September, 2014 :

Thank you for prayers for the current meetings of members of our building committee with the architect involved in (re)designing the St Cyprian Centre. Together we are preparing dossiers requesting demolition of the building where the current toilets are situated. We then need to submit revised drawings for the new build, both on that site and on the Annexe site. Those revised drawings will need to be approved by various local authorities before they can be submitted again to the Municipality. Please continue to pray, especially for our architect. Unfortunately, because the British Government is named on the title deed to the property on which the church stands, all submissions for demolition and rebuilding have to go via the British Embassy to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Municipality. You can imagine what this level of bureaucratic, protocol niceties, etc means in terms of time taken. Please pray for miraculous SPEED to a successful outcome.


St Cyprian Centre News Updates 10th September, 2014:

Thank you for prayers for the recent meeting of Bishop Bill, Pastor Kwame, Balqis and our architect with the two officials at the Central Tunis municipality concerning our proposed designs for the new builds on the church site.

Some misunderstandings were cleared up and clear guidelines were given to us—especially to our architect—about documents needed for inclusion, after consultation with various authorities, plus restrictions about where on our site we may build what.

It means that there is considerable more work to do, including some redesign, but we sense that we are being helped to be on the right track in order to gain permission to build. Please continue to pray, especially for our architect.

Leaving a Legacy in Tunisia and North Africa
June 2013

From listening to God in the church garden during the days of the Revolution in January 2011, Bishop Bill had a vision of leaving a legacy in Tunisia and North Africa which he shared with the pastoral team, the Church Council and the Annual Church Meeting! We have made a commitment to leave a legacy by providing:

Training facilities for future church leaders
The project will provide facilities for the theological training of future leaders of North African Anglican and other communities: seminar rooms and trainer/trainee accommodation.

Community outreach
St. George’s is located in the poor but bustling community of Hafsiya in the centre of Tunis. The project will establish facilities for community outreach to empower local people with vocational skills and English language-learning.

Providing hospitality
With over 300 people worshiping at St. George’s, as well as those who use the premises during the week for other ministries, the current facilities of a tiny kitchen and two shared toilets are insufficient for the church community. The project will provide a larger kitchen facility, modern restrooms, storage space, plus a medium-sized worship space for local groups.

The new facilities will be provided in two blocks built on the St. George’s site – one in the area of the Annex, the other in the area of the current toilets.

The project, estimated to cost $300,000, was launched on 2nd December, 2012 by Bishop Mouneer of the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa.

Please join our efforts for leaving a legacy blessing upon the future church in Tunisia. You can make your pledge in several different ways (in person, by electronic transfer, email, etc) through our Legacy Project donations page, where you will also find our bank account details.

Join us on 29th June 2013 for a major fund-raising event. Thank you!

Judith Ofori (Chair, Fund-raising Committee)

There are several ways to give to the Legacy Project fund.

To make a pledge for future giving, please contact Ms Judith Ofori, the chair of the fund raising committee.

You can also give in a church service by using an envelope marked 'Legacy Project' and available at the back of church.

You can make a bank transfer directly to the church's bank account (please mark the transfer 'Legacy Project'):

Account Holder :Saint George’s Church
Account Number : 71 51 09967 4
RIB : 08 003 0007151099674 11
IBAN : TN59 0800 3000 7151 0996 7411
BIC : BIATTNTT
Bank : Banque Internationale Arabe de Tunisie (BIAT) 
Address : H.B COMPTOIR INTERNATIONAL, 70-72 AV HABIB BOURGUIBA, TUNIS RP CP 1000

 

You can securely make a donation online using your credit card, by making an electronic payment using the Paypal donate button below (you don't need a Paypal account to do this).

Online donations to the Legacy Fund project are kindly handled by the Friends of the Anglican Diocese of Egypt (FADE), based in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.  Sign up for FADE's newsletters.  FADE are a 501(c)(3) charitable organisation based in the USA, and if you are a US taxpayer you can make tax deductible donations - please contact FADE for an annual tax statement.

Just as congregations of past years have left a legacy, St. George's would like to leave a legacy for the future: the creation of new facilities for theological training, community outreach, and providing hospitality.

In December 2012, Bishop Mouneer Hanna Anis, Bishop Bill Musk and members of St. George's officially launched the Legacy Project.

Ceremony to launch the Legacy ProjectSt. George's has two English-speaking congregations and an Arabic-speaking congregation. The indigenous congregation is growing, and there is a need to equip new church leaders.

The main goal of the project is to provide theological training for future leaders of the North African Anglican and other church communities. This will include on-site training of local leaders and bringing students from other countries in North Africa to study in Tunis.

St. George's is set in a poor and bustling community of Hafsia in downtown Tunis, famous for its large second-hand markets. St. George's also wants to establish facilities for community outreach to empower local people.

Artist's impression of Legacy BuildingOver 300 people come to the services at St. George's, as well as those who use the premises during the week for other ministries. St. George's wants to create better facilities for hospitality: a larger kitchen facility, modern restrooms, storage space, and a worship space for small groups.

On the grounds of St. George's facilities will be established: seminar rooms for theological training, classrooms/workshops for community outreach, accommodation for trainers and trainees, a medium-size worship space for small groups, toilet and kitchen facilities.

If you feel are interested in the project, and are able, please make a Legacy Project Donation.

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Verse of the Day

  • Psalm 37:4

    “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”