The Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf will second one of its Deacons to the Holywell Community for two months, it has been announced. The Revd Kinsgley Douglas will join us in a months time.
Kingsley Douglas was born in April 1962 in Kandy, Sri Lanka, and is married
to Sugirthamalar Victoria Douglas; they don’t have any children.
In 1982 Douglas entered theologicalcollege in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, studying
for BDivi studies (affiliated withSerampore Theological Collage, West
Bengal, India) but due to ethnic conflict,he didn’t complete the full term course
(only studying for two years and fourmonths) as the college was closed down.
In 1985 he entered the Engineering Faculty (Civil) of Bangalore University
India, graduating in 1990. During the course, in 1989, the Bishop of Jaffna
from Jaffna Diocese ordained him as aDeacon and he served various churches
in the northern part of Sri Lanka.In 1991 Douglas relocated to the
southern part of Sri Lanka (Colombo)due to ethnic war and in 1995 he got a
job with the Sri Lanka Tender Board(Government Department) as a Civil
Engineering Consultant. He assisted invarious churches in the southern Sri
Lanka under the Colombo Diocese ofSri Lanka.
In 2002 he too up a position in DohaQatar as a Civil Engineering Consultant
(Qatar Government organization) and in2004 entered a post- graduate course BSc
in Health, Safety & Environment (QatarUniversity), graduating in 2008.
In 2013 he started priest ordination training with the Cyprus and Gulf
Diocese and from 2015 to present has worked at the Qatar Anglican Centre,
currently serving as a Manager Facilities and HSE and assisting the church
activities as a diaconate role.Douglas is treasurer of Qatar LionsClub