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4 Dec 2017

ADVENT SUNDAY AT ST EDWARD THE CONFESSOR LUGANO

Bishop Robert has been to Switzerland many times, but never to the Italian part of the country, which is somewhat isolated from the French and German-speaking parts. So he was particularly looking forward to visiting the Anglican Church of St Edward the Confessor, Lugano, for the first time.

The main reason for his visit was to celebrate a 30 year anniversary. The chaplain in Lugano, Fr. Nigel Gibson, was ordained priest 30 years ago in Adelaide South Australia. Since then he has ministered in the UK, Hong Kong and Europe. 10 years of his ministry have been in the Diocese in Europe – a stint as chaplain to Milan, Genova, Varese and Cadenabbia and the last 20 months in Lugano. Before ordination, Nigel had a career in broadcasting and journalism, and the new church website is eloquent testimony to his skills in design and communication. His subsequent 30 years as a priest is a fine achievement well worthy of celebration.

Read Bishop Robert’s full blog here.