Companion Diocesan Links have been a means of developing relationships and mutual partnership in mission throughout the dioceses and parishes of the Anglican Communion for many years. The Diocese of Mauritius - The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean is seeking a new link and has given information on the diocese below. If your diocese is interested in forming a link with them please respond directly to the Bishop.
To understand more of Anglican Diocesan Links please go to Guidelines for Companion Link Relationships
|Province:||Province of Indian Ocean|
|Diocese:||The Diocese of Mauritius|
|Bishop:||The Rt Revd Ian Ernest|
Dr Xavico Nallitamby Ave
|Fax:||+230 697 1096|
Brief history of Diocese:
The Diocese was founded in 1852. Before as sit was serving the colonial forces and administration it was part of the Diocese of Colombo. The first Bishop, the Rt Revd Vincent Ryan gave to the Diocese a missionary impulse. The Diocese has several institutions eg, schools. home for the elderly, outreach programme towards the underprivileged. The Diocese has a centre for training and community development.
Any previous or existing Links:
No formal links.
Reason for wanting a Link:
As we belong to a Communion, it is appropriate that we establish relationships of friendship and collaboration. It will help us to be more knowledgeable of the realities of an Anglican in another set up and this becomes for me a vision of prayer. It will also promote new insights in the way we Anglicans love our discipleship.
What expectations you have of the Link?
One should not expect anything but true relationships based on mutual understanding and affection. This tpe of established link will itself unfold the various aspects that adorn such a relationship.
What part of the world you would like your Link to be?
We are open as regards to the location of the diocese. Each diocese has its speciality and richness which will certainly enrich our life as a Diocese.
Describe the style and patterns of church life and ministry in your diocese.
The Diocese of Mauritius although small, has with it many various styles that contribute to the life of the Church. I would add that it is more or less a middle-way Church encompassing the Catholic, Evangelical land to-day the charismatic orientation. As the Diocese has a magnificent structure it is able to adjust and maintain a balance that given to the People of God a path towards edification. We have now for the three years to come a strategic plan with three Es. Equip, Empower, Evangelise.
Would you like your Link diocese to reflect or contrast with the pattern described above?
As part of the Communion, we are open to any Diocese that has its foundation on the Word of God.
Signature of Bishop: Signed Date: 7 August 2004