On Sunday 13th March 2016 the Archbishop of Uganda, the Most Revd Stanley Ntagali, visited the parish of St Giles’ Normanton in Derby, preached at the morning service and then broke the ground and planted a tree in the church yard.
His visit was a part of the parish’s partnership with the Province of Uganda and comes as they are about to start construction of a new Annexe on the side of the church building on Village Street. The expanding site will better serve their growing church family who have raised £230,000 from a congregational appeal. Before beginning, St Giles’ pledged 10% of the monies raised to the construction of additional facilities at Uganda Martyrs’ Seminary in Namugongo with whom they’re linked through some English missionaries, Chris and Ros Howles.
Mr Liam Cremin, Church Warden, said: “We identify closely with the Church of Uganda as a result of a range of links that we have enjoyed over the last ten years or so. Across the miles, we are united by our commitment to the same Scriptures and the same Saviour. We hope that, as Archbishop Stanley encourages us through coming, we will encourage him during his visit.”
Bishop Alastair added: " We are honoured that the Archbishop was able to visit and preach in Derby."