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The Revd Dr Ruwan Palapathwala

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bishop in Cyprus and the Gulf, the Rt Revd Michael Lewis, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Dr Ruwan Palapathwala, at present Parish Priest of St Alban, North Melbourne, Australia, and Senior Chaplain of RMIT University, Melbourne, to be Senior Chaplain of Dubai with Sharjah and the Northern Emirates with particular responsibility for Holy Trinity Dubai.

Dr-Palapathwala, an Australian passport holder, is a native of Sri Lanka whose 19 years of ordained ministry have been In parishes in New Zealand and Australia.

In addition to his incumbency and.university chaplaincy he is Research Associate and Lecturer in World Religions and Practical Theology at Melbourne College of Divinity and Trinity College in the University of Melbourne. Among several major responsibilities in the wider Church he is the Australian representative of the Anglican Church in NIFCON, the Anglican Communications Network for Intercultural and Interreligious Concerns.

His degrees include Master of Education and Master of Theology as well as Doctor of Philosophy.

He started ministry in Dubai at the beginning of August.

Please pray for Ruwan, his wife Mary, and their children Ruwanmal and Eshara as they prepare for life. in the UAE. Pray too for the people of Holy Trinity Dubai, St Martin Sharjah, St Luke Ras alKhaimah, Christ Church Iebel Ali, and St Nicholas Fujairah, as well as for the Council of the Chaplaincy.

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