Revd George Mwaura
I was born and brought up in the Rift Valley part of Kenya. I completed my primary, secondary and higher education in Kenya before going to Punjab University in India, where I studied for a BA degree in Economics and Public Administration. After completing university I worked with the Kenyan Government as an administrative officer in various ministries. Then I joined the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and I served in several countries.
I settled in the United Kingdom in 1995, working first in the private sector, prior to joining Westminster College, Cambridge. There I trained for the ministry and completed a BA honours in Christian Theology. After leaving Westminster, I spent one year as a student minister in the St Ives group of churches in Cambridge before accepting a call to minister in Bolton Trinity pastorate. This is a group of three churches of the United Reformed Church in Lancashire, north-west England. I spent four years of wonderful ministry there before joining the team at the ecumenical Church of Christ the Cornerstone in Milton Keynes in October 2016.
At heart, I am an ecumenist, who passionately believes in the unity of the Church. I value the freedom of others to worship God in their traditions and to respect my position as we collaborate in the effort to unite our Lord’s Church here on earth.
I am married to Christine and we have two adult children: Lancia is twenty-five (in 2016) and a publisher at Taylor & Francis – she lives in Oxford; Jordan is in his final year at Coventry University studying Geography and International Development.
I enjoy gardening and walking when the weather is good but I also love reading and travelling abroad.
George’s diary for the month is available here.