El Dorado 2018

El-Dorado 2018    Magazine of the Guyana Diocesan Association supporting the work of the Anglican Church in Guyana including Suriname & Cayenne.   Registered Charity No. 1040102 Bishop of Guyana The Right Revd Charles Davidson, The Church House, 49 Barrack Street, Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana, South America Bishop’s UK Commissary Canon Ivelaw Bowman, 16 Horsford Road, Brixton Hill, London SW2 5BN Tel 020 7733 2309 E mail: GDA Council Mr Philip Harris (Chairperson pro tem ), 13 Evelyn Cottages, Abinger Common, Dorking RH5 6JE  Tel 01306 730123 Email Canon John Twisleton (Secretary), 13 Marylands, Haywards Heath RH16 3JZ Tel 01444 617323 & 07912 693936 Email Canon Roxanne Hunte (Treasurer), 192A Selhurst Road, London SE5 6XX Tel 07747 896779 Email Mr Jerome Chee-A-Tow, 13e Courtleet Drive, Erith, Kent DA8 3NB Tel 01322 342897 Mr Errol Ganpatsingh, 23 Ha

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‘I will make you fishers’ Fr John Twisleton (GDA Council)

The Guyana Diocesan Association and I go back over 25 years to a friendship I built with USPG missionary Canon John Dorman. It was he who planted in me the idea of investing a period of my life in Guyana to assist with training priests. By 1987 12 indigenous candidates had been trained so that the sacraments were available regularly across most of Guyana’s interior. The invitation, which I took up with Fr Allan Buik and my wife-to-be Anne, at the Alan Knight Training Centre at Yupukari, was to lead training for a second group of six men. These were fishermen before they were priests and fishermen in another sense after their priesting in April 1990. ‘Follow me, and I will make you fish for people’ Jesus said. (Matthew 4:19) Over the years I have spent involved with GDA I have reflected on the different scale of evangelistic fishing in England and Guyana. The priests I trained have both rivers teaming with fish and communities readily caught up into worship when there is a pri