William Howell was born in Labuan, and left at the Mission School when his father, a mining engineer, moved elsewhere to find work. The lad was baptised at St. Thomas in 1866, at the age of ten. In 1874 he was taken to England by Bishop Chambers, who placed him in St. Augustine’s College at Canterbury.
Howell returned to Sarawak in 1878, and was posted to Banting. He was ordained deacon in 1882 and priest in 1883. From Banting he moved upriver to Sabu, where he started his lifelong ministry to the Iban of the Batang Lupar basin; like Zehnder, he never had overseas leave, only the occasional few months in Singapore. In the later years, newly arrived missionaries were taken to Sabu to be introduced to the Rev. Howell, a famous pillar of the Church in Borneo. He retired in 1928, and died in 1938, aged 82 and was survived by his wife, Sanan ak Nyandang and nine children.
|Morning Services||6.15 a.m.||Except on Wednesday|
|Holy Communion||6.30 a.m.||Except on Wednesday|
|Evening Services||4.00 p.m.||Except on Wed. and Sat.|
|Sunday Services||6.45 a.m.||Holy Communion in English|
|8.15 a.m.||Solemn Liturgy in English*|
|10:00 a.m.||Holy Communion in Chinese|
|5:30 p.m.||Evensong in English with Sermon and Holy Communion|
|Monday to Friday||8.30 a.m - 12.30 p.m
2.00p.m - 4.30p.m
|Saturday||8.30 a.m - 12.30 p.m|
|Sundays and Public Holidays||Closed|
|Prayer Meetings||Lay Staff (every Monday) 9.00 a.m - 9.30 a.m|
|Clergy (every Friday ) 9.00 a.m - 10.00 a.m|