St Philip's link with the Czech Republic began with a visit to a church in Prague shortly after the Velvet Revolution of 1989. Most recently we sent teams out to help with English camps of the emerging Czech church and have received teams from the Czech Republic in our own church.
In 2010 we began three way links with Czech churches and ourselves in missions to Uganda in 2010 and India in 2012. We also have three way links with the Czech Republic and an annual "English Camp" since 2011 in the Ukraine. We have links with the Cirkve Brtske group of churches in Prague 6, Nachod, Litomysl and our newest link 2013- Vsetin in the Czech Republic.
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Daniel Hezjlar and Alan
The first visit of a Czech Pastor to St Philip’s in November 03 meant an unrivalled opportunity to see what has been achieved by our link over the last ten years. Prague Pastor Daniel Heczko had only visited Bath fleetingly despite numerous exchanges between the two churches, so his four day trip in November was his first opportunity to meet with church members.
Alan Bain, said: “Since 1994 we have seen exchange visits by all ages between St. Philip’s and our twin church in Prague. Our latest visit was when CYFA members took part in services there during their Central European tour in September.
Daniel, who speaks six languages and is fluent in English, was welcomed at a special supper evening where he talked about the emerging Czech church and thanked St Philip’s for faithfully pursuing the relationship between them. He also preached at both Sunday Services and left with many new ideas for links in the future. Shown here St Philips church members who have visited the Prague 6 church.
Daniel's church in Prague can be found at Prague 6 Church.