International visitors to village

Rev Liz Cowley, welcomes a delegation from Korea, along with Rev Robert Hill ( Bishops Officer ), at Staverton Church.
Rev Liz Cowley, welcomes a delegation from Korea, along with Rev Robert Hill ( Bishops Officer ), at Staverton Church.
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A TEAM from the Diocese of Seoul in Korea dropped into Staverton for a visit.

The group, of lay people and clergy from the Anglican Church of Korea, went to Staverton CofE Primary School, had a visit to the village’s church, and then enjoyed an English tea.

The team also visited a school in Northampton and journeed around the rest of the diocese during their stay.

The group was in the UK for seven days from Tuesday last week and came over as part of the work to create links between the dioceses of Peterborough and Seoul.

Thomas Key Jun, from the Korean party, said: “We’re very interested in learning about how lay preachers work in the diocese.

“In Korea there is very much a hierarchy which can be very strong.

“We want to take things we’ve learnt here and find out how to put them into use back home.

“Seoul is a big city so being here in the country is wonderful.

“At the school in Northampton it was good to see children from different backgrounds and faiths together.”