Bishop in England gets on his bike to support women in PNG

And English bishop is getting on his bike to support women in PNG. The Rt Rev Jonathan Meyrick who is a suffragan of the Bishop of Norwich, in the north of Enland,  decided to take on the bike tour to get to know his area better, meet new people and raise the profile of a project to support women in PNG.

“I wanted to do something through Lent which helped me to get acquainted with the patch while raising awareness of our Diocesan Lent Project which focuses on our link diocese of Papua New Guinea,” said Mr Meyrick, who arrived in Norfolk last June.

Bishop David Hand, the first Archbishop after the transition of PNG from a diocese within the Province of Queensland, Australia to a Province of its own in 1977 never forgot his roots in Norfolk and visited his home in Tatterford whenever he came home on leave.  During one such visit he met with the then Bishop of Norwich, Launcelot Fleming, and the Norwich PNG link was born.

The Link has raised money for the work of the church in PNG for over 40 years and is the focus of the diocese’s Lent Project every other year.

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