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When we submitted our initial design of the St Cyprian Centre to the Tunis city authorities, they informed us that they would only approve a single storey building behind the church (site of current Annexe). They advised us to reduce that building to one storey and incorporate some of the missing rooms in a slightly extended plan for the building on the other side of the church (site of current toilets and shops).

The revised design extends the two-storey building to the left of the church (current site of toilets and shops). The extended part of the building will allow us to include two conference rooms (that had originally been included in the building behind the church).

Barbers and God!
September 2013

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they had a good conversation. When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: 'I don't believe that God exists.' 'Why do you say that?' asked the customer. Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things.'

The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop. Outside, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt.

The customer turned back, reentered the barbershop and said to the barber: 'You know what? Barbers do not exist.' 'How can you say that?' asked the surprised barber. 'I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!' 'No!' the customer exclaimed. 'Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside.' 'Ah, but barbers DO exist! That's what happens when people do not come to me.'

'Exactly!' affirmed the customer. 'I think it’s the same for God!'

(adapted) +Bill

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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