Kagera Link Diocese


One of the joys of the Anglican church is its network of companionship links with other Anglican churches around the world. Through these links we  explore our shared faith and develop friendships and understanding of different countries and cultures. Companionship links give us opportunities to become partners in mission as we learn from each other how to be more effective in doing God’s work in His world. 

Our diocese has been linked with the Diocese of Kagera in Tanzania since 1994.

Kagera is a beautiful region of mostly steeply hilled savannah country in the northwest part of Tanzania. However it is one of the poorest areas of the country and most of its two million people live on less than a pound a day.  The area is impacted by climate change, and rains have become unpredictable, leading to crop failures and food shortages. In the midst of this poverty, the church here is growing rapidly, and since the formation of Kagera Diocese in 1985, two new dioceses have been split off from it. Lweru Diocese was established in 2006 and Biharamulo in 2017.

Bishop Darlington of Kagera writes “Both Dioceses have been enjoying this partnership with a lot of experiences through friendship, understanding, praying, learning and sharing.  Kagera Diocese is grateful to be in partnership with our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of St. Edmundsbury & Ipswich. We hope that God will continue to make our people from both dioceses to enjoy and celebrate all blessings that come as the result of us being together in the mission of God.”

Download our leaflet for more information. If you'd like printed copies of the leaflet to share, do email us and we'll send you as many as you need.

Kagera information leaflet | PDF

Staycation Safari

Has your holiday been cancelled? Are you isolated at home? Fed up with your own four walls?

Let us take you on a staycation safari in our link diocese of Kagera, in northwest Tanzania. You don’t need a passport, vaccinations or malaria tablets. Download our booklet where we've described six walks around Kagera. We'd like you to find six walks round your part of Suffolk and imagine yourself in Kagera as you walk. Maybe you could ask for sponsors and raise some money for Kagera at the same time. Safari njema!

Safari | PDF

What can I do?

Pray

We have daily prayers included in our Prayer Diary available here.

Form a Kagera group in your area to pray and support together.

Learn more You could invite a speaker to your church or group please email us to find a suitable date.
Book a Schools Kagera Day We offer Primary Schools a days experience to learn more about Kagera please click here.
Financial support Host a fundraising event and donate funds to the Diocesan funds please see below. 
Visit Kagera  Please email us to learn more about trips to Kagera.

Giving to Kagera

Financial support is not the main aim of the link, but the Diocese of Kagera has very limited resources. Pastors and church leaders sometimes go without pay. In Kagera Pastors and Lay Evangelists not only lead their churches in lively worship and biblical teaching, but also enable development projects which build self-sufficiency in the communities. Our diocese sends financial support to Kagera on a regular basis.  As well as a General Fund  we maintain separate accounts to support:

  • Pastors' Support Fund
  • Church and Community Mobilisation Process (CCMP)
  • Kagera Christian Theological College (KCTC)
  • Ngara Anglican Primary School (NAPS)

To send a one off gift or set up a regular donation please download our Kagera donation form.

Gift Form | PDF

Additional resources

Friends of Kagera Christian Theological College KCTC | PDF

NAPS information leaflet July 2020 | PDF

Schools Kagera Day leaflet | PDF

Church and Community Mobilisation Process | PDF

Resources for services

Kagera Service Ideas | PDF

Kagera Service Resources | DOCX | PDF

family@church/kagera  | DOCX | PDF

Kagera Communion service | DOCX 

Kagera talk | DOCX | PPTX  

Mandazi Recipe | DOCX

Sunday School Resources

Children's Teaching Resources - Early Years | PDF

Children's Teaching Resources - KS1 | PDF

Children's Teaching Resources - KS2 | PDF

Singalong Videos

Watch these singalong videos to learn some tunes from Kagera:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information

Our Link Diocese Co-ordinators are Chris and Anji Dawkins please contact them via email.

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This page was last updated 3 August 2020.