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Autumn 2017 Newsletter

We have just published our Autumn 2017 newsletter.  View it here:

Autumn 2017 Newsletter

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September Annual Meeting

We invite all supporters of Friends of Vellore to attend our Annual Meeting on Sunday 17th September at the Holiday Inn, Coventry, CV2 2HP (just off Junction 2 of the M6).  This is on the final day of the CMC Alumni Weekend, enabling Alumni to stay on for our AGM and others to join us on the day.  The purpose of the meeting is to update the friends of Vellore about CMC and FOV as well as providing an opportunity for fellowship.  We are delighted that our patron, Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, is able to join us this year and will be giving an address.

The timetable for the morning is as follows:

9:30am to 10:30am Sunday Chapel Service
10:30am to 11:00am Tea / Coffee
11:00am to 12:30pm FOV Annual General Meeting with address from Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali and updates from CMC
12:30pm Light Lunch (sponsored by FOV)

Those attending on the day are welcome to join us in time for the service or to arrive in the coffee break in time for the meeting itself.  If you are able to attend, please can you let Ruth know so we have an idea of numbers.

New Director for CMC

Dr Sunil Chandy’s five-year term as Director of CMC finishes this summer.  CMC have announced that Dr John Victor Peter, Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Associate Director (Finance) has been appointed as Director-Designate with effect from 29th June 2017 and will take over as Director on 23rd September 2017 for a five-year term.  He is an alumnus of the MBBS Batch of 1982.

Dr J V Peter

Please pray for God to give him wisdom and guidance as he begins his leadership, and that he might serve in a way that brings glory to God.


Spring 2017 Newsletter

We have just published our Spring 2017 newsletter.  View it here:

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CMC Missions Website Launched

The Missions Department Website funded by Friends of Vellore was officially inaugurated during the Council meeting on 20th January 2017.  It will act as a single hub for all missions hospitals enabling networking between hospitals and facilitating the sharing of equipment or needs.  It has information on CMC’s mission heritage, news, conferences, continuing medical education, devotional pages and a message board.

Click on the image below to go directly to the site and explore it for yourself:

Front page of Missions Website

Missions Website

Dr Sukria Nayak, Associate Director (Missions) writes:

Thank you for funding this project from Friends of Vellore, UK.   Looking forward for your continued interaction and support – in expansion of the healing ministry through CMC, Vellore

Maitri 2017 now available

Please join with us in praying for the work of CMC.

The latest edition of Maitri for 2017 is now available to download.  Maitri is produced by the chaplaincy team at CMC.  It has Bible reflections and suggested areas for prayer for each week of the year.  If you would like to be added to an email list to receive this on a weekly basis, please contact the FOV UK office.

Maitri 2017

Maitri 2017

CMC’s Equipment Wish List

Sometimes we get enquiries from supporters who would like to make a large donation to fund a particular piece of equipment. Here you can find CMC’s equipment wish list should you be interested in making such a donation.  Please call the office first to talk it through and we can check that any items you are interested in haven’t already been purchased by another supporter. (This list has been made available to Friends of Vellore in the USA, Australia, Canada, Germany and Sweden also.)  Previously supporters from the UK have funded four wheeled drive vehicles, one for the Low Cost Effective Care Unit to attend their slum clinics and another for the Palliative Care Home Team in order for them to be able to travel to rural areas for home visits.

Equipment needs for CMC

Equipment needs for CMC