On Saturday 1st October the General Meeting of the Council of Churches WA was hosted by the President Mr Ramzy Sawiris at the Coptic Orthodox Church in Wanneroo.
The meeting began with shared worship in the beautiful church. The lighting, intricately carved furniture, icons and artwork added to an atmosphere of peaceful prayer.
The meeting followed, and a broad agenda was covered. Delegates and visitors heard news of Perth Prayer, the Commonwealth Prayer initiative, Rev’d Timon Yanga who shared something of his life in Sudan – as well as the launch of the Christmas Bowl Appeal and a preview of the new Council of Churches logo.
Excellent hospitality was provided by the women of the church and at lunch time the attendees were able to share a meal together, catching up on news and sharing ideas.
Rev’d Don Dowling was the recipient of the Lund Award for Ecumenical Excellence. He was nominated by the Perth Prayer Group who meet at Wesley church each week.
Please contact Rev’d Isobelle Shortreed, Ecumenical Ministry Officer if you would like any further information on this event.