Obituary Announcement - the Rt. Rev Francis Samuel Nableu

For those who know very little about Sierra Leone and Revd Francis Nabieu's formative years and ministry.

British Methodism's missionary outreach (largely down to an early comity agreement with other churches) and in partnership with the more-established Methodist church in Freetown, is in the east of the country, where Francis Nabieu was brought up.

The large Methodist Hospital (Nixon Memorial Hospital-after the late Alderman Nixon of Newcastle-upon-Tyne) is in Segbwema, not far from Bunumbu, where Francis was brought up.

Kenema, where Francis received his secondary school education, became a Local Preacher, and from where he candidated for the ministry of the Methodist Church Sierra Leone (MCSL), is the Provincial Capital of the Eastern Province.

Freetown, the capital city on the coast, is where Francis spent much of his ministry in Sierra Leone, (after Theological College training in Belfast and whilst later earning an MA  in Evangelism with Cliff College). As well as heading up the church's Theological Hall and during the troubled latter years of 1990's through to (2008?) Francis continued as President of Conference, MCSL, leading the church in its re-building programme for churches, schools, hospital etc. and the re-settlement of people back in their home communities.

Francis moved to the York Circuit in the UK 6 years ago to allow new leadership in Sierra Leone 'space to grow' and last September moved to the Croydon Circuit in the UK.

Blessings to all, as memories refreshed prompt new waves of sadness, but also thanksgiving to God for Francis' friendship, life and ministry amongst us.

 

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For those who know very little about Sierra Leone and Revd Francis Nabieu's formative years and ministry.

 

British Methodism's missionary outreach (largely down to an early comity agreement with other churches) and in partnership with the more-established Methodist church in Freetown, is in the east of the country, where Francis Nabieu was brought up.

The large Methodist Hospital (Nixon Memorial Hospital-after the late Alderman Nixon of Newcastle-upon-Tyne) is in Segbwema, not far from Bunumbu, where Francis was brought up.

Kenema, where Francis received his secondary school education, became a Local Preacher, and from where he candidated for the ministry of the Methodist Church Sierra Leone (MCSL), is the Provincial Capital of the Eastern Province.

Freetown, the capital city on the coast, is where Francis spent much of his ministry in Sierra Leone, (after Theological College training in Belfast and whilst later earning an MA  in Evangelism with Cliff College). As well as heading up the church's Theological Hall and during the troubled latter years of 1990's through to (2008?) Francis continued as President of Conference, MCSL, leading the church in its re-building programme for churches, schools, hospital etc. and the re-settlement of people back in their home communities.

Francis moved to the York Circuit in the UK 6 years ago to allow new leadership in Sierra Leone 'space to grow' and last September moved to the Croydon Circuit in the UK.

 

Blessings to all, as memories refreshed prompt new waves of sadness, but also thanksgiving to God for Francis' friendship, life and ministry amongst us.

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