St Joseph’s, Tahen Our Twin Parish 

Since 2002, the Diocese of East Anglia has formed a special charitable relationship with the Apostolic Prefecture of Battambang which is in North Western Cambodia. Since 2004, St Walstan’s has been actively involved in corresponding with and fund raising for the parish in that region.

St Walstan’s has raised funds to help towards the cost of a children’s play area and a mushroom farm, and our latest fund-raising project will contribute to the cost of new houses for the villagers.

In September 2015 St Walstan’s was delighted to host Bishop Kike Figaredo,the Apostolic Prefect of our twin Diocese who gave us a first-hand account of life in the village of Tahen.

Most important of all, the parishioners of Costessey and Tahen support each other with friendship and prayer. We are also in regular communication, sending Christmas cards and exchanging stories and photographs of events in our respective parishes.

For further information please contact Hilda Kaye at

Tahen News 

Christmas Card: Throughout November there will be the opportunity, for just £1.50, to write a card to our fellow parishioners in our twin parish of St Joseph’s, Tahen, Cambodia. We know from Bishop Kike how much this small act of friendship and unity means to them all. The cards are displayed in the church and then handed out to the parishioners who display them proudly in their homes all year round. Any money surplus to the postage required will be added to the funds for our project to help build homes in Tahen. Thank you for your continued support.

A communication from our twin parish Tahen:

Dear Twin Parish of East Anglia,

We are really thankful to write this email to you. We want to share with you the beautiful story of the Vannak and Wanna Family. In this case, thanks to your support we were able to build a house for them empowering and improving their lives.

Family Story of Wanna Vannak

We hope that you feel the same joy and gladness as us with the pictures of the blessing house for this special family.

Thank you very much for your support and accompaniment.

 Kind regards,

Tahen Parish Team