“Vicar of Baghdad” to speak at Capital Prayer Breakfast

We are excited to announce that this year’s speaker at the Capital Prayer Breakfast is Canon Andrew White, Emeritus Vicar of St George’s Church in Baghdad.  Trained at St Thomas Hospital, London, Andrew began his working life in anaesthetics and as part of a specialised cardiac arrest team, before studying theology at Cambridge.  Ordained into the Church of England, his concern for what was happening in the Middle East saw him move to Iraq in 2005 where he founded The Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation.  Involved in numerous hostage negotiations, and subsequent release of those kidnapped, Canon Andrew’s experiences offer some inspiring insights into faith and life for us today.

The Capital Prayer Breakfast has been an annual event for more than 40 years and was the first of its kind in New Zealand.  It is attended by MPs, Ambassadors, civic and business leaders, together with church leaders and interested people from around the nation. Many denominations and para-church organizations are represented at the event which is supported by the Parliamentary Prayer Group and the Council of Wellington Churches.

The event is on Thursday 8th of November, at Parliament’s Grand Hall, and attendees need to be there by 7am to proceed through Parliamentary security.  To secure a seat, please book tickets here.