Edwin and Anne Kibathi relocated to London from the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) in Kenya in 2006 to reach out to and minister to the large East African expatriate community in the UK and begin a church planting ministry known as PCEA UK Outreach.

The church plant was established in the Stratford area of East London and has continued to grow since then. At present the congregation has over 100 adult members, with many more children and young people in the congregation. They meet for worship services every Sunday afternoon at 395 Barking Road in East London and offer a warm welcome to newcomers and visitors. In addition, the congregation has a Women’s Guild, Men’s Fellowship, Sunday School and youth group, each of which takes an active part in the church services during the year. 

In recent years, two PCEA fellowship groups have started in Luton and Reading, with East African expatriates gathering each Sunday in Luton and one Sunday a month in Reading for worship and teaching.

Edwin and Anne also engage with the wider East African expatriate community in the UK and seek to support people pastorally.

Edwin and Anne have continued their work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Church services and meetings have been held online and they have been able to keep in good contact with church members and others either online or by phone.

For more information on the PCEA London go to PCEA UK Outreach Facebook.

General Prayer Points

  • Give thanks for the vital and growing ministry of PCEA UK Outreach among Kenyans and other East African expatriates in London, Luton, Reading and in other parts of the UK.
  • Pray for daily wisdom and strength for Edwin and Anne and those working with them, as they seek to reach out and share the love of Jesus Christ with the many who have practical needs or are facing hardship or difficulties of one kind or another.
  • Pray especially for the ministry to children and young people, that they will grow in their understanding of the Christian faith and find spiritual guidance and encouragement, as they attend the various meetings arranged for them.

Edwin and Anne have recorded a short three minute film clip which can be downloaded and used in church services, prayer meetings or events to raise awareness and prayer for what God is doing across the world, as we seek to go deep and wide in global mission involvement.

(For previous Digital Dispatches video clips click here)


Latest Report

March 2022

Edwin, accompanied by Mr Njenga from the Men’s Fellowship in London congregation, travelled to Kenya on Tuesday to attend  the Presbyterian Church of East Africa’s (PCEA) Men’s Conference in Mombasa.  Edwin will also attend another meeting in Nairobi PCEA Head Office next week.
 
Two other congregations have now gone back to in-person church. These are London and Luton. However the attendances have been very low and we are hoping the situation will improve in the near future.
 
Birmingham congregation which is yet to resume in-person meetings have planned to start with a monthly fellowship, which will be held in-person on a Saturday to start with.
 
The youth in London have also resumed their in-person meetings and because of the low numbers, they have decided to alternate between physical and zoom meetings 
 
Next month the Men’s Fellowship’s monthly breakfast and the Ladies’ Fellowship monthly meetings are due to resume meeting together in-person.  

Prayer Points
  • Pray that Edwin and Mr Njenga will be granted journey mercies to Kenya and back, and that their families will also be protected. 
  • Pray that the numbers of those returning to church services and meetings in-person will increase and that those who are still in fear of the virus will be given encouragement. 

Contact Details: 167 Wickhay
Essex
SS15 5AQ
ENGLAND
   

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