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In Memory of Chris and Susannah Naylor and Miranda Harris

By Debbie Wright | 22 November 2019 | Comments (2)

At the end of October we were shocked to receive news from our friends at A Rocha of the tragic deaths of their international CEO Chris Naylor, his wife Susanna, and A Rocha co-founder Miranda Harris while travelling in South Africa.

Stewardship share with A Rocha International and their many, many friends around the world, the deep sadness and loss of losing such fine leaders and pioneers in the Christian conservation world. We continue to pray peace and healing for Peter as he recovers from his injuries.

The two couples have been great friends of Stewardship for many years, writing regularly for us in Share Magazine, 40acts and our blog on matters of conservation and good stewardship of the environment. Jo Swinney, the Harris’s eldest daughter has also worked with us closely on our church resources for the last couple of years.

Make a gift to support A Rocha from your Stewardship Account:

A Rocha International are receiving donations in memory of Chris, Susanna and Miranda, but we know there are many in the Stewardship community who would like to make gifts from their giving accounts too.

With that in mind, we have agreed with A Rocha to open a page on, as a convenient way for those of you wishing to give from your Stewardship accounts.  If you are an online user you can click the link below and give directly from your account:


The trustees of Stewardship have opened the fund with a gift of £5,000, and have agreed to match up to a further £5,000 of online gifts.

If you would prefer to arrange a gift by phone or email, you can contact our Giving Services team as usual on 020 8502 8560 or [email protected]

For the most up to date information A Rocha International are posting regularly updates here

(Please be aware of any other scam site taking advantage of this tragedy to solicit donations)


Posted by Debbie Wright

Debbie Wright is Stewardship’s Head of Content and is passionate about generosity in all its guises. Besides occasional blogging and tweeting she creates resources and campaigns such as 40acts and Advent Wonder to inspire, engage and motivate the wider Christian community. Prior to joining, Debbie worked for A Rocha UK as editor of their national magazine and in a previous life worked as a TV producer/director for the BBC for 17 years.  Debbie is married to Graham; they have 4 daughters and a springer spaniel.  When not acting as taxi driver, she can be found on a salsa dance floor. Follow Debbie on Twitter @debwright99


Buluma Robert

November 26, 2019 5:47 AM
All good and interesting

Michael O'Neill

November 26, 2019 8:40 PM
This is one of the many things I love about Stewardship. A shared heart for building the Kingdom, together. Miranda, Chris, and Susanna will be greatly missed. Peter opened my eyes to Creation Care - and taught me the importance of caring not only for the creation but for the amazing individuals who support Kingdom work around the globe. He is truly a man of vision.

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