Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The list of Bishops for the Anglican Church of Tanzania

Diocese of Cental Tanganyika (1927): •Bishop Godfrey Mdimi Mhogolo. Diocese of Dar es Salaam (1965): •Bishop Valentino Mokiwa. Diocese of Kagera (1985): •Bishop Aaron Kijanjali, Diocese of Ruaha (1990): •Bishop Joseph N. Mgomi. Diocese of Kiteto (2009) • Bishop Isaya Chambala. Diocese of Ruvuma (1977): •Bishop Maternus Kapinga. Diocese of Kondoa (2001): • Bishop................. Diocese of Shinyanga (2005): • Bishop Charles Kija Ngusa Diocese of Lweru (2006): • Bishop Jackton Jeremia Lugumira. Diocese of South West Tanganyika (1952) • Bishop John Simalenga. Diocese of Mara (1985): • Bishop Hilkia Omindo. Diocese of Southern Highlands (1999): • Bishop John Mwela, Diocese of Morogoro (1965), • Bishop Godfrey Sehaba. Diocese of Tabora (1989): •Bishop Elias Chakupewa Diocese of Masasi (1926): •Bishop Patrick Mwachiko. Diocese of Tanga (2000): • Bishop Maimbo William Mndolwa Diocese of Mount Kilimanjaro (1982): • Bishop………….. Diocese of Tarime (2010): • The Rt Rev Dr.Mwita Akili, Diocese of Mpwapwa (1991): • Bishop Jacob Chimeledya. Diocese of Victoria Nyanza (1963): •Bishop Boniface Kwangu. Diocese of Newala (2010): • Bishop Oscar Stephen Mnung'. Diocese of Western Tanganyika (1966): •Bishop Sadock Makaya. Diocese of Riftvalley (1991): • Bishop John Lupaa. Diocese of Lake Rukwa (2010): • Bishop Mathayo Kasagara. Diocese of Rorya (2010): • Bishop John Adiema. Diocese of Zanzibar (1892): •Bishop elect.Rev.Michael Hafidh

The Anglican Evangelistic Association (AEA)

What is AEA? The Anglican Evangelistic Association is a mechanism to facilitate evangelistic thrusts in all the Dioceses of the Anglican Church of Tanzania. It's basic objectives are : To do Gospel outreach throughout the Church of the Province of Tanzania. To be on hand to help the local churches in the United Republic of Tanzania. To help rekindle a living faith in the churches in the Anglican Communion. To equip Anglicans to assist in outreach to people in cities, towns and villages. To promote revival where there is stillness. To preach the Gospel to all people. AEA has a team of three people employed as full time evangelists who travel wherever the need arises in our Country and other parts of the World. There is a board of six members to oversee the running of the AEA of which the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Tanzania is the chairman. Funding: AEA depends on donations from people interested to see the Kingdom of God ushered in throughout our World and to see revival in the Anglican Church of Tanzania and in the Anglican Communion as a whole. The Founder: AEA was founded by the Rt. Revd. Dr. Alpha Mohamed, the Bishop of the Diocese of the Rift Valley. He was born in 1941 and at the age of 19, after reading Revelation 3: 15,16 I know your deeds, you are neither hot nor cold; I wish you were either one of the other! So because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold - I am about to spit you out of my mouth. He committed his life to Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour. He studied at Alliance Secondary School, Dodoma, Tanzania and later at theological colleges in Tanzania, Israel, Australia and the U.S.A. He was ordained in 1967, consecrated Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Central Tanganyika in 1976, in 1981 he became the first Bishop of the Diocese of Mount Kilimanjaro and in 1992 became the first Bishop of the Diocese of the Rift Valley. Bishop Mohamed feels called to serve the Lord full time with the Anglican Evangelistic Association. He is married to Marian Violet and they have six children; three girls and three book

The Diocese of Tabora

The Anglican Diocese of Tabora, inaugurated in July 1989, was formed out of the Diocese of Western Tanganyika to enable the efforts to reach people in this area to be more concentrated and effective. As the Diocese was inaugurated under the leadership of its bishop, the Rt. Revd. Francis Ntiruka, there were 10 parishes with a total of 35 congregations. Now there are 27 parishes with over 120 congregations of which 34 were started between 2001 and 2003. The Diocese of Tabora occupies an area of 96,000 sq km of rural western Tanzania. It is about one tenth of the area of mainland Tanzania. Approximately 2 million people live in the region, around 200,000 in Tabora municipality. Most people are involved in subsistence agriculture - in other words they grow the food they need to feed themselves and their families. However, there are some cash crops - mainly tobacco, rice and maize. The region is very poor especially after several years of failed or poor harvests due to extreme and unusual weather patterns. The main priorities of the diocese are in Evangelism, Training and Development.