May 17, 2016

This week (15-21 May) is Christian Aid Week. Christian Aid are focussing this year on Bangladesh, which is a country very much affected by climate change. People in Bangladesh were already facing many challenges, but life has become even more difficult for them as a re...

May 10, 2016

Now that Sue and I are back we would like to share some of our experiences with you and show you some photos as well. We will do this on Saturday 11th June at 10am. There will be refreshments (brunch and cake) and Caroline Lester will do a creative session with the chi...

March 13, 2016


My first Sunday in Chepkero Parish and I have had the most scary experience of my life! We had an 8am service of Morning Prayer in English in the church next to the Vicarage. After that, we met the children of   Sunday school briefly -- they meet in an airless room wi...

March 13, 2016

Greeting people is very important in Kenya, and you can't pass someone you know in the street without stopping to greet them and talk with them for a bit. Greeting men (if you are a woman) seems fairly straightforward. It is usually a simple handshake. The man might us...

March 13, 2016

In general, people seem willing to give lots of time to the church. The first two weeks I was here, the carpenter was doing some work inside St Christopher's. The caretaker of the church came round every day, just to see if she could clean the church. And again, not a...

March 13, 2016

In Flax, a lot of people have farms or smallholdings or shops. However, there is some other employment, too, mainly provided by Fluorspar. This company quarries fluoride in the Kerio Valley (part of the Rift Valley). Lorries bring the fluoride up from the val...

March 13, 2016

It is now three weeks since I arrived in Flax and life seems to be taking on some kind of routine. The first two weeks here were quite tough, really. My 24 or so hours in Limuru weren't too bad, because I had met Prof. Esther Mombo a few times before, so there was at l...

March 12, 2016

The people here are clearly getting used to me, too. In Eldoret, I am still a novelty and people will call out 'mzungu' (white person) when they see me, but here in Flax only the children do that now. The adults have got used to seeing a white person walking around the...

February 8, 2016


Notices:  Sunday May 22nd   – Trinity, Year C

Services today:

9.30 Eucharist; 11.30 All Age; 6pm Evening Prayer


Services in the week  

Wednesday: 9.10 Toddler Service


Services next week – 29th  May – Corpus Christi, Year C

9.30 Eucharist; 11.30am All Age; 6pm Ev...

February 6, 2016

I finally have time and an internet connection -- which means that I can write a blog post at last. Getting internet sorted for my tablet proved a bit complicated. The Safaricom shop in The Village Market (a big shopping centre on the outskirts of Nairobi had no dongle...

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