Committee on South African Partnership

Chair: Tom Ellington

Staff Liaison: Paris Ball, 800-DIOCESE x1024

Basic Info: The mission of the Committee on South African Partnership, working closely with the ECW South African Committee, fosters and nurtures a relationship between the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and the Anglican Diocese of Christ the King in South Africa. Originally stemming from a relationship between Bishop Peter James Lee of Virginia, and Bishop Peter John Lee of Christ the King, the work of the commission has grown to include multiple parish partnerships, sabbatical visits, joint ministry ventures, and educational exchanges of youth, women's groups, clergy and lay leaders.

It is a goal of the South African Partnership to find a partner parish in the Diocese of Virginia for each of the 43 congregations in the Diocese of Christ the King. Please contact Paris Ball, staff liaison ( for more information or to become involved.