Royal visit for anniversary of missionary journey
by Gavin Drake
Source: Anglican Communion News Service
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall were the guests of honour at a service in Oman’s Bait al Noor church in Ruwi, Muscat, held to mark the 125th anniversary of the final missionary journey of Bishop Thomas Valpy French. The bishop arrived in Muscat in February 1891 to establish an Anglican church; but he fell ill and, despite the care of Portuguese Catholic missionaries, he died after a prolonged fever in May 1891, aged 66.