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 

Cambodia: On the feast of St. Joseph, patron of our twin parish in Tahen, a procession took place followed by Mass. In his homily at the Mass, Father Ruah told how to follow the example of St. Joseph. To know how to keep silent and listen to God, to take responsibility with the will of God, and to avoid stress by knowing how to rest and give time to the word of God to reach our hearts. Please look at the noticeboard where there are a lot of new photographs. Some are of their celebration of St Joseph’s feast day on March 19th and others are of Bishop Kike blessing one of the houses your generosity has paid for. Accompanying emails tell you more about these two occasions.