Cross Fell Walk 8th June 2024 – Save the Date

Please save the date of the 8th June for our annual climb in Cumbria.  This year we will be running two walks one lower ground walk for those unable to climb the fell and of course the tougher climb up Cross Fell. Please let us know if you are interested by emailing us on or […]

Ride for Leprosy 2023

Well done to Alex Macpherson and John Paynter, two teachers from Southern England who took to their saddles biking in the French Alps raising money for the people living at Mutemwa in August 2023. They enjoyed their challenge so much last year around the coast of Wales that they have decided to go a little further and add […]

Coastal Race August 2023

A huge congratulations to Gordon Celender for conquering his 35th half marathon along the stunning Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland this summer. His impressive time of 1 hour 35 minutes and 12 seconds secured him the 331st place out of 2000 runners, and he even clinched 3rd place in the Men’s 60-year-old age bracket! Gordon’s connection to […]

Fr Colin Carr Walk for Leprosy October 2023

This October, Fr Colin Carr OP completed a sponsored 82km walk in Cambridge where he is based at Blackfriars Priory as a Dominican Friar for his 82nd birthday, to raise money for those living at Mutemwa Leprosy Care Centre in Zimbabwe. Fr Colin taught in a Jesuit school in Zimbabwe, near where John Bradburne was […]

JBMS Christmas Appeal 2023

This Christmas, we aspire to fulfil a critical need for the community of Mutemwa: the acquisition of a tractor. This indispensable asset will significantly contribute to the overall well-being and sustenance of the community in several essential ways. First, the tractor will facilitate the ploughing of maize, a vital staple food providing crucial nutritional support. Moreover, it will […]

World Leprosy day 28th Jan 2024

On Sunday 28th January 2024, we mark World Leprosy Day. The John Bradburne Memorial Society (JBMS) endeavours to continue and uphold the legacy of John Bradburne, ‘Servant of God’ who was a Franciscan layman, who cared for the leprosy patients living at the Mutemwa Leprosy Care Centre in Zimbabwe for the last 10 years of […]

New JBMS Trustee Appointed, Father Daniel Humphreys – 4th July 2023

I am delighted to be involved in JBMS.  I am Parish Priest of Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St George, Enfield, in the Diocese of Westminster.  My first real awareness of John came when I was Sub-Administrator of Westminster Cathedral.  In September 2019, a Mass was held there to promote John’s cause and I […]

Prosthetic Legs for Patients -1st July 2023

Friends without Boundaries sourced funds to buy prosthetic legs for two residents Maria and Rodina at Mutemwa Leprosy Care Centre. Maria was born with an abnormally folded leg. As she grew up the leg was amputated and was given a prosthetic leg. This got damaged and for the last couple of years she was using […]

Happy 102nd Heavenly Birthday John Bradburne – 14th June 2023

John, you have inspired a loyal following of devotees around the world who now pray for your beatification and help JBMS to continue your workof caring for the people living at Mutemwa. Here is a video dedicated to John on this special day. We asked JBMS members to use one word to describe John Bradburne. Watch this video […]

Thank you to Delta and Schweppes – 12th June 2023

The wonderful Patricia Murambinda visited Mutemwa bringing offerings of gifts from Delta Beverages and Schweppes. The community were thrilled when Patricia arrived bringing linen from Melfort Old People’s home and drinks from Delta and Schweppes. Thank you to all involved in helping boost the residents spirits.