At almost the third attempt and finally (!) an appointment has been made and contracts signed. (Background can be found here)
Mrs Shehnaz Mousa joins us on a mini-job basis for hopefully the next 2 years. She arrived in Stuttgart as a Syrian refugee in December 2019 and has, despite the pandemic, got as far as her B1 language and is now steaming on … she has also through her brother (Shukri Musa) been involved in what Refugee work we have been able to offer not only at the AC but also in networking with the families we have supported for a number of years. She is by profession a teacher (was HoD) and has ideas about what we might be able to offer with the resources we have. Once some of those ideas begin to take shape we can draw in as we have always intended to, more of the church family who have an interest in this part of our church life.
AsylFriendsAC – is what the team of volunteers have chosen as their identity and as such will gradually work its way into publicity and communication and will thus be how we refer to this project from now on.
(for how they arrived at this name ask the Chaplain)
Supporting the leadership team of the project are the sub committee we set up a year and a half ago – Alison (warden) Jackie (chaplaincy finances) Solomon (associate priest) Andrew (possible ordinand) and the Chaplain.
This project covets the prayers of all who belong to St Catherine’s to support and sustain and develop this part of the life of our church.