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Last updated 5th January 2021

Diocesan World Mission Partners

The Diocesan Being Witnesses team coordinates prayer support for Mission Partners working in four locations overseas and two chaplains to the forces.

Please would you pray for the individuals/families below, and others who are working abroad to transform communities by being witnesses through words and deeds.  

To facilitate regular prayer for all the Mission Partners, each appears in Blackburn Prayers.  

Derek and Nerina Harborne are working with African Inland Mission (AIM) in Mbarara, Uganda. Their sending church is St Andrew’s Leyland and Buckshaw Village Church. They are working in medical care and training, university teaching, student discipleship and church mobilisation.

‘Graham and Fiona’ (names changed to protect their identities) are working with the African Inland Mission.  We are asked to pray for their work, their safety and all their colleagues and to give thanks for the continued blessings they receive. Their sending churches are St Peter and St Barnabas Darwen and St John Baxenden.

Rev. Peter and Hwee Ping Warren have been based in Cambodia for seven years. Peter was previously Vicar of Christ Church Blackpool, their sending church. Currently they are on sabbatical leave.

Steve and Lisa Haskett are ‘sandgrown’, born and brought up in Blackpool where Steve served as both Curate and Vicar. From January 2021, they will be serving a Christian charity and ministry called Life Association, overseeing their work in India and working both here in the UK and in India. Life Association seeks to reach and serve the poorest of the poor with the Gospel of Jesus in both word and deed, and has a particular focus on children.  

In addition to the above missionaries, please also remember in your prayers Padre Giles Allen and Padre Gary Humphreys who are both serving Army Chaplains.

For more information please contact:

Elizabath Swarbrick (Assistant Warden of Readers)                                                                             email:,


Revd Kevin Huggett (Coordinating Chaplain at the University of Lancaster)