Our Link with Diocese of Toungoo

Toungoo Diocese Peaceful Prayer Walk


Since 2016, St John’s Cathedral and the Anglican Diocese of Toungoo, Myanmar have formed a partnership for mutual learning and support through exchanging visits and prayers for each other.

In February 2016, a delegation led by the Right Revd Matthias C. Der, then Dean of St John’s Cathedral, went on a fact finding trip to Toungoo. In October, St John’s welcomed four guests from Toungoo. Included in the group were the Rt Revd John Wilme, the Diocesan Bishop, the Very Revd Canon Yo Shia, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, Toungoo, the Revd Jimmy Aung Khaing Nyunt, Principal of St Peter’s Bible College and Miss Elizabeth Ei Hnin Phyu, delegate of the Anglican Young People’s Association.

In 2017, to further strengthen the bond between the two communities, our parishioner Debbie McGowan offered herself as a volunteer teacher in Toungoo for 8 weeks starting from late January. The Cathedral was greatly encouraged by the mission trip.

In 2018, Debbie returned to Toungoo for another teaching mission, which shows our love and support to the people in Toungoo. Debbie's trip started on 12th Jan, and she came back to Hong Kong on 18th Feb. 

In January 2019, the Anglican Diocese of Toungoo celebrated the 25th anniversary of the diocese and the consecration of the Revd Dr Saw Shee Sho as the new diocesan bishop. It was a weekend of celebrations on 5th January and 6th January 2019.  

To express support to our link diocese, a delegation of 16 people, including the Dean, the Revd Will Newman, Director of Music Felix Yeung, members of the Cathedral Choir, visited Toungoo from 2nd to 7th January 2019. The delegation further cemented the close partnership that has developed between St John’s Cathedral and the Diocese of Toungoo. Members of the Cathedral Choir sang in four services, and the Dean preached at the Thanksgiving Evensong on 5th January.  


Weekly Prayer for Diocese of Toungoo:

We pray for Bishop Dr Saw Shee Sho, his priests and people. We pray for the evangelistic and mission work conducted throughout the Diocese.

Please also give thanks and pray for Debbie for her teaching mission in Toungoo.