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Zambian, PNG leaders call on Bishop


THE Rev Teddy Kalongo, General Secretary of The United Church of Zambia (right in picture), and the Rev Samson Lowa (left), Moderator of The United Church of Papua New Guinea, paid a courtesy call on Bishop Dr Robert Solomon recently.

They were in Singapore for a meeting of the General Secretaries and Financial Officers of the 31 national churches that are members of the Council for World Mission (CWM). The meeting, held at Furama Riverside Hotel, discussed leadership, stewardship and accountability.

CWM is a worldwide community of Christian churches. The 31 members are committed to sharing their resources of money, people, skills and insights globally to carry out God’s mission locally.

It works through missionary exchanges, communication networks, community projects, theological study and empowerment of women and youth.

It was formed in 1977 and incorporates the London Missionary Society (1795), the Commonwealth Missionary Society (1836) and the (English) Presbyterian Board of Missions (1847).


Bishop Dr John Chew to be installed as Anglican Archbishop of S-E Asia

THE Rt Rev Dr John Chew Hiang Chea (above) will be installed as the new Archbishop of the Province of the Anglican Church in South-east Asia at St Andrew’s Cathedral on Feb 5.

The Most Rev Datuk Yong Ping Chung, the retiring Archbishop, will officiate at the Installation Service.

Bishop Dr Chew was elected the Archbishop at an extraordinary meeting of the Synod of the Province of South-east Asia on Nov 25 last year.

As Archbishop, Bishop Dr Chew will oversee the Anglican work and mission in the Diocese of Kuching, Diocese of Sabah, Diocese of Singapore and Diocese of West Malaysia, and in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, with a population of about 450 million.

Bishop Dr Chew was previously the Principal of Trinity Theological College (TTC) before his election as Bishop of Singapore. He is currently the Chairman of the TTC Board of Governors.

He is also serving as the President of the Singapore Anglican Community Services, President of The Bible Society of Singapore, and President of the National Council of Churches of Singapore.