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The Parish of ABE is a registered charity no 1131523

The parish of ABE serves 3 Villages in West Sussex UK, living by and communicating the message of Jesus Christ


In the Parish of ABE we are committed to work in partnership with the church overseas. We have good and growing companion links with both East and West Africa providing us with cultural, prayerful and social links with the Anglican church there.

Only a small part of this work is fundraising.  Our vision is one of partnership and exchange, a mutually benefical bond of unity across the miles.  We are involving our local schools, businesses as well as the church in building these links.

In recent months we have been engaged in some fundraising for two particular projects…

Kenya - The Diocese of Nyahururu - Mercy Secondary School

A link has existed between the churches in this area and Nyahururu for many years, begun by Rev Gillian Cosser of Slindon.  In Kenya secondary education is not free, and there are a great many children who have been orphaned because of HIV/AIDS.  We have been collecting the small amount of money needed to sponsor a child through the school.  We have done this in a very simple way by collecting 20 pence pieces or pound coins in sweet tubes.  Many of our local schools have taken up this project and are actively engaged in building the link between Mercy School and The Parish of ABE.

Reverend Sheila and some of our congregation recently visited Nyahururu, you can see some pictures of their trip by clicking HERE.

The Anglican Diocese of Guinea - Parish of Kamsar Priest’s House Project

Guinea is a country that is 86% Muslim.  We have been building links with the Anglican Church in the Parish of Kamsar, to build a house for the priest, who currently lives in the transept of the church, his family some 200 miles away.  We raised over £6000 in partnership with our friends at St Andrew’s Parish in Ferring,  to finish the house and enable the ministry of the church in Kamsar.  

Click HERE to find some photographs of the beginning stages of the Priest’s House and of the church.  We hope to be able to post some photos of the completed house very soon.

If you would like to know more about our overseas links, please contact the people on the right hand side of this page…

Revd Sheila Higgins

Sheila leads our links with Kenya.  You can email her by clicking on her picture.

Richard Wilby

Sheila leads our links with Guinea.  You can email him by clicking on his picture.

Anglican Diocese of Guinea

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St Andrew, Ferring

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