Madagascar Link


Our link with Reverend Olivier and his parishes in Madagascar is very strong and our Madagascar group meets regularly, both to manage various projects and organise fundraising.

Madagascar Lunches take place about once per month and everyone is welcome to join in! The aim is to hear about and discuss our various projects - and raise funds; we're talking about £5 per person - to include the cost of the lunch. Don't be shy, you don't even need to be a member of the congregation, just contact Mike Swain on 07956 638928, to find out the date and venue for the next lunch, or indeed if you want further information about our link and projects.     


Below are a selection of recent messages from Rev Olivier in Ambatondrazaka, North East Madagascar ...

25th May 2018



The teachers of Sunday school in

St James Ambatondrazaka prepare

to feed the Children on 11th March.

Rice and Pork with vegetable.

How happiness after taking

lunch and taking a desert banana


How pleasant picnic with the feeding.

They always show their happiness.

They’re preparing also the receiving

 the friends from Blean.


On 02 April Easter Monday,

they ate rice and chicken.


The teachers and the Sunday School

 in Amboasary on 15 April.

 Rice and Goose meat.


The teachers and the Sunday School

 in St Paul Manakambahiny.

Sorry for the picture not clear.

They ate rice and chicken.


After playing they took a lunch.

Rice with pork and green,

vegetable and pineapple.

Feeding on 13 May.


The Sunday School in Andranomena,

a Church in the parish of Andreba.

The number of Children increased.

Feeding project on 06 May.


There are some Churches that I didn’t receive a report from yet.

The teachers and all Children in Sunday School and their parents

always show their grateful to you for your supporting them

to help for increasing physically and intellectually especially spiritually.


Thank you very very much

May God bless you all

Revd Olivier


12th March 2018

Dear all friends in Blean,

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,the love of God the Father and the fellowship of Holy Spirit be with you all.

I want to send you some pictures about the feeding project in St James,my photos with MgrTrevor,thevisite of Mgr Trevor with one Bishpo from Australia and all Bishops of Episcopal Church in Madagascar to the Malagasy President HeryRAJAONARIMAMPIANINA,and new extending St James Church with new roof supported by you.

Pictures from the feeding programme; teachers preparing food and children showing bananas:

I was with Mgr TREVOR WILLMUT on the reception at MAHATAZANA RESTAURANT after the consecration of Right RevdSamy to be as an assistant Bishop of TulearDiosese.

Mgr Trevor visited with all Bishops of Madagascar to the President of Madagascar’s Republic,His Excellence Hery RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA on 27 February 2018.

The extension of Church of St James in Ambatondrazaka has already covered the roof. All roofs are supported by Blean Parish plus here are the windows of the church.



We think that the extending Church is specialized to memory of our 10th of our Link.It’s good if the work will be finished before your visit on June and July,so pray for us because there is more things to do.

There’re still more things we need supporting.Even though I feel that our all congregations here strive as possible to give and to do somethings as their talent that they have to work of extendningchurch.They do it with enthusiasm and proudly as they’re Anglican.So pray for us.

God bless you all

Yours in Christ

Revd Olivier


2nd January 2018

Dear all friends in Blean parish,

I represent my family and all congregations in my parish and our deanary to present you all our best greeting for the occasion of Christmas day a New Year 2018.We always trust in God.We trust His Great Love showing for us every day and we trust His Unique Slavation in Jesus Christ for ever and ever.So to walk into the 365 days we have God the Father of Jesus Christ and always protect His people.Be strong to serve the Lord and to develop His Church.Grace,peace and prosperity from God upon in you all and protect you to walk in the new year.Message for you in the book of Psalm 121.

I forget to tell you that we had a sad news about the family of Georges and Laurette and Germaine.Jim and Sally have known these family because they were received by them.The husband of Germaine called Georges Lock-Tong,father of Georges was dead on last 29 November.Pray for them. 

The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,the Love of God the Father and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Yours in Christ

Revd Olivier and his family


06th November 2017


04th October 2017

Dear Eileen and all friends in Blean,

Beforehand,I'm sorry for longtime I was not able to write for you.We're busy to receive our Bishop to do the tour pastoral visit in our deanary.He stayed few days here,started on 23 September:he offered the sacrament of confirmation in Amboasary Church and 24 September in Ambatondrazaka.26 - 27 September the training leaders in the deanary at Ambatondrazaka.28 September Confirmation in Manakambahiny,29 September visit in Mahatsinjo and 30 September and 1st October in Andreba parish.He came back to Tana on Monday 2nd October and his visit will continue on next Sunday 08 October in VODIRIANA,Parish of Moramanga and,as a Dean I have to go with him there.

I received your e-mail to put before your planning of your visit here on July 2017.On 15 October,we will have a meeting,so the Blean commission and the Churchwarden will be gathered at this time,so I will report about your planning and what we will do for celebrating our Links.If it's possible I would like to get the booklet before so I can translate it to Malagasy and I will send to you so you can print it.

I want to inform you also that we have got a New Archbishop of Indiana Ocean:His Grace Most Revd James Wong,bishop of Seychelle Island.Pray for him.

I think after the tour of our bishop,I have more things to share with you:about feeding,roof of st james,solar panel of Mahatsinjo,the spiritual life of our churches in our area.

It's enough now,God bless you all

Yours in Christ

Revd Olivier 


30th August 2017

Dear Friends in Blean,


I'm happy to write you again. Longtime, especially the month August, I'm in holiday. So I went to Faratsiho in my birthplace to visit my mother. There was a marriage of my niece. So I participated the service with the Priest there.


So now I'm here in Ambatondrazaka. The work for covering the roof of St James Ambatondrazaka is going well. The Blean commission here, lead by Mr Zozo, have prepared the buying the Solar panel and after we will be going to offer it to the new church in Mahatsinjo.


The feeding project also is going well. Last week, the teachers of Sunday School here and in my parish and deanary participated in training, lead by central diocese, of Sunday School teachers. It makes the teachers to improve the teaching of the children and the evangelism for the children.


The mothers union in the diocese of Tana have a great meeting this week. My wife is going to join it in Tana.


Our Nation is now in preparation of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the relation British-Madagascar(diplomatie). So Her Majesty Anne will come to Tana in October. Our President of republic ask for the anglican church to work with the State for leading the prayer in her visit to St Lawrence Cathedral in Tana. I may be appointed this occasion. The Madagascar embassy will open in London on September.


That is enough now, next time we will talk other things. God bless you all.


Yours in Christ

Revd Olivier     


25th July 2017

Dear all friends in Blean,

We're happy to make you know that the money you have sent for supporting the roof of Ambatondrazaka and Solar panel for Mahatsinjo is in our Bank now,

It's £1982.52.Thank you very, very much for your help because it is make us to be strong to continue the great work before us. We hope that the new church in Mahatsinjo will become clear, not only by energy but also clear spirituality.

So to show you our delighted, we repeat you three times thank ,thank ,thank you.

Thanks be to God that we could celebrate the harvest feast in Ambatondrazaka on last Sunday 23 July. Most people came to the church to bring their product and fruit that the Lord blessed them. The money we got in this time is for continuing the work of the extending in Ambatondrazaka.

God bless you all,

Yours in Christ

Revd Olivier


30th May 2017

Dear friends in Blean,

We send you Easter Greeting.Thanks be to the Lord that each Easter day He reminds the Christians their victory with Christ,even though there are many troubles and problems touching the human life.

During the few days after Easter I was not in Ambatondrazaka, there was a meeting and training of the Clergies of the diocese of Antananarivo in Tana on 24 – 27 April; after that we went to evangelize in Anosimalaza(VODIRIANA). There is one new Church there, it is in MORAMANGA’s Parish. Moramanga is one Parish in our Deanary, so as a Dean, the Priest there invited me to come there to join with them. It’s wonderful to find the enthusiasm of the people to built the house of God. I and the laity parson from Tananarive came there. The people there received us heartily. Vodiriana is far from Moramanga(about 40km and we must walk on foot 15km because the Car and Motobike and other transport cannot pass there).

Finally, we want to show you our gratitude. We feel your great love for us. Thank you very much for persuading the PCC to deal with us and to continue to support the Feeding project, Roof of St James, Solar panel for Mahatsinjo. We couldn’t repay all th things you have done for us, but God thinks and knows all things you did for us (Hebrew 6:10).  About women training for health, I will meet for the mothers union here to program this project. I also need to meet Dr Zoe to arrange about the mosquito nets. I think that each family in our deanary shoulld get one or two Mosquito nets.

I think that is all until my next message.

Yours in Christ,




15th May 2017


30th Oct 2016

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