Anglican Bishop LeMarquand leaving Ambridge to spread faith in Africa

Posted by Kendall Harmon

When Bishop Grant LeMarquand arrives in his new diocese this summer, he won't live in a mansion, receive a regular salary or have steady access to electricity.

The longtime professor of missions at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge will be the Anglican bishop based in Ethiopia with responsibility for that country as well as Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti. That is among the most desperate and dangerous regions of the world.

"Some of those places are very dangerous. All of them are places of great need," said Bishop LeMarquand, 57, a priest of the Anglican Church of Canada until his consecration for the Episcopal/Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa last month in Egypt.

Read it all.

Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalAnglican ProvincesThe Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East* Christian Life / Church LifeMissions* International News & CommentaryAfricaEthiopia

Posted May 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Ian+ wrote:

A fine man who, I’m sure, will be a good and faithful bishop. (He was my preaching prof.)

May 30, 6:24 pm | [comment link]
2. Br. Michael wrote:

Grant, will truly do well.  A man of God in every respect.

May 30, 7:18 pm | [comment link]
3. Calvin wrote:

Wouldn’t it be grand if every reader of this blog sent some small amount to support his work?

The article gives this address for contributions:
Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders, Attn: Bishop LeMarquand, PO Box 399, Ambridge, PA 15003

May 30, 10:24 pm | [comment link]
4. AnglicanFirst wrote:

“Wouldn’t it be grand if every reader of this blog sent some small amount to support his work?”

There are many who are already supporting Chrisitians in northeast Sub-Saharan Africa.  We need to do much more and Bishop LeMarquand is certainly a fine cahannel for such efforts.

My wife has been supporting four Christian Ugandan girls in four different families for the past several years.  This with its associated communications with the girls has been a joyous gift/blessing for her (and me) as well as for the four girls.

May 31, 10:55 am | [comment link]
Registered members must log in to comment.

Next entry (above): (ACNS) Anglicans to challenge world hunger at Rio+ 20

Previous entry (below): Lori Anne Madison, 6, steals the show in Round Two of the National Spelling Bee

Return to blog homepage

Return to Mobile view (headlines)