Introducing our new Curate, Blessing Chishanu

Originally from Zimbabwe. I did my undergraduate studies in Theology at a seminary in the city of Windhoek, Namibia. This is where I met my wife Anthea. God has graciously blessed us with two children; Anashe aged 3 and Unashe aged 1. In what I could only term ordered steps, we moved to the United Kingdom in 2016 after having received a call to serve as a youth worker in the most easterly town in the country, Lowestoft. It was during our time in Lowestoft that I discerned God’s specific call to pastoral vocation in England and a strong sense that this would be through serving in the Church of England. This calling was further explored and affirmed through much prayer and the rigour of the Church of England’s discernment process which resulted in being recommended for training at Trinity College Bristol. At the time of writing I have just completed my final piece of academic work.

On the 27th of June I will be ordained as Deacon, called to serve as Assistant Curate in the Sprowston Benefice. Anthea and I look forward to getting to know the community at Sprowston as well as serving Jesus together. In the interest of full disclosure, we must confess that we don’t know much about making strawberry Jam as Rev Phil Harvey would have done, however we do get excited about our barbeques, what we would call a Braai in Namibia. Also, since I am letting the skeletons out , I have been known to get up at to watch N.B.A (Basketball) games live in the US, due to an insatiable passion for the game. I am however more passionate about people encountering the love of the living Christ as the Gospel is preached, while prayerfully seeking to see lives transformed for the glory of God. To this end, I strive to serve.

Prayer Request

Please kindly pray for a soft landing for our family as we move to Norwich, especially for our daughter Anashe who will be moving to a new nursery in June