This impressive volume - over 450 pages with illustrations throughout - charts the evolution of the Anglican Church in Cyprus, Iraq and the Arabian Gulf region since the nineteenth century, and of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf since its institution on 5th January 1976. Meticulously researched and beautifully presented, this is essential reading not only for those with an interest in the history of the Anglican Church but also for anyone following faith and society across the Middle East region. It is a complex story, narrated here with care and insight, bringing together the many strands of the church's work across a diverse region.Throughout, the Anglican Church has ever been careful to maintain sensitive respect in the host countries where Islam is the national religion, extending the same respect to Cyprus where the Greek Orthodox Church prevailed throughout the island until its partition in 1974, and since then south of the Green Line. Transformative political events and the ever-present logistical challenges of a church with reach across such broad and diverse communities make this an exciting story, rich with adventure and drama.
Canon Angela Murray MBE began her career in London with the BBC World Service, 1965; moved to assist with BBC-tv production, 1967-1970 / 1973-1978; BA History & Archaeology, Birmingham University, 1973; MBA, Cranfield University, 1983; since 1981 has evolved her vocation as an historian and published author; member of St Christopher's Cathedral, 1988-2019, and of the Bahrain Anglican Church Council, 1997-2019; Lay Member (Gulf), Diocesan Standing Committee and Bishop's Council, 2013-2019; since 1991 has led community, charity and diocesan projects; installed by Bishop Michael Lewis as an Honorary Lay Canon, St Christopher's Cathedral, 23 Feb_2018