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News from India & Bangladesh May - October 2006

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The Chairman Retires more >>


Dear Friends, more >>

A tribute from the past

The influence of the old Fathers lives on in the memories of many of their former students. Ashim Kumar Pramanick, writing to order a copy of Father Theodore Mathieson’s ‘Letters to the Oxford Mission in India, 1946-1993’, whose existence he had just discovered, said, more >>


Last October there was a meeting in our Common Room. Mr. Matthew Malaker was the leader and he was very happy. He had been born and brought up in this village, and as he was involved with the Young Men’s Christian Association he has been nearly all over the world. He now organised the programme for the celebration and was so happy to do so. There were many plans made, and plans changed. There were 30 VIPs, and their meetings were in the Boys’ Hostel. The Very Very Important People’s meetings were in our Common Room. At one meeting there were four sheets of notepaper of those responsible for various activities. As usual the men wanted to take the lead, but the women objected strongly. The men wanted ‘Caroline Babon’ (given by Caroline) to be their HQ. We changed that, and it once again became one of our Guest Houses. more >>


I am glad to give a short account of the activities in OM Barisal during the past six months: more >>


Warmest greetings from the Church of Bangladesh. more >>

Revisiting Bangladesh after 23 years

Margaret How is a member of the UK Committee of the Oxford Mission. She was a nurse in Bangladesh between 1974 and 1982, in Sylhet and at both OM Barisal and Jobarpar She loves the country, speaks the language fluently, and now works in Salisbury Diocese supporting Bengali children in school. more >>

Visit to Bangladesh and India

Denis Doble is a member of the UK Committee of the oxford mission, and a former Deputy high Commissioner in Kolkata. more >>

The Sisterhood of St. Mary at Haluaghat

In this issue we mourn the death of Sister Charu, one of the founding members of the Sisterhood of St. Mary which began at OM Barisal. A report from the OM Quarterly Paper of 1968 relates their early history. more >>

Church of Bangladesh St Anne’s Medical Centre, Oxford Mission, Barisal - Annual Report for 2005
Translated by Margaret How more >>


The accounts are now available on the accounts pages of this website (click here) more >>


Caroline Corbould worked from 19691970 and 1971-1974 in St. Anne’s Hospital, Barisal, and also helped re-start the dispensary at Jobarpar in 1973. She worked from 1975-1977 with Christian Health Care Project at three village clinics, Jobarpar, Kathira and Santikutir, and from 1978-1980 with Integrated Rural Development Project in Sylhet. more >>

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