Mission - Companion Links

Diocese of Namirembe - The Church of the Province of Uganda

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 Namirembe - The Church of the Province of Uganda 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: Church of Uganda (Anglican)
Diocese: Diocese of Namirembe
Bishop: The Rt. Revd. Samuel Balagadde Ssekkadde
Address: PO Box 14297, Kampala, Uganda
Telephone: 256 41 271682
Email: namid@infocom.co.ug

Brief history of Diocese:

The Diocese of Namirembe is the oldest Diocese in the Province of the Anglican Church of Uganda. The Diocese of Uganda was formed in 1895, curved out of the Mombasa Eastern Equatoria, which was part of the Diocese Canterbury. Namirembe was the headquarters of the newly formed Diocese of Uganda (still under Canterbury) and when the Province of Uganda was formed in 1961 it became a separate Dioceses. The present Diocese of Namirembe has seven Archdeaconries and one Cathedral Deanery with 55 parishes and over 365 congregational churches. The Diocese of Namirembe is evangelical, orthodox and therefore a Bible believing Diocese with a history of the Martyrs of Uganda.

Any previous or existing Links:

Namirembe has a Comparison Diocesan Link with Diocese of Winchester UK and Basingstoke Deanery UK.

Reason for wanting a Link:

  • The link we want to develop is for prayer, ministerial, mission growth and testimony blessing of what God has done in our personal lives as Christians.
  • To develop more meaningful relationships with the clergy and lay Christians
  • For mutual partnerships in the area of education, mission and evangelism and women development.

What expectations you have of the Link?

  • Mutual partnership in mission and evangelism, parish to parish relationships in sharing failures and successes.
  • In Christian formation of the clergy and lay leaders.
  • In children and women ministry in the fight against HIV/aids.
  • Pastoral visitations.
  • Exchange of information’s, intercessions

What part of the world you would like your Link to be?

  • Dioceses of Dallas USA
  • Mombasa (Kenya)
  • Others

Describe the style and patterns of church life and ministry in your diocese.

We are an orthodox, evangelical and traditional Anglican Church. We are a Bible church reformed, missionary, liturgical and universal. We base and teaching on the feachip of the apostles and the early fathers.

Would you like your Link diocese to reflect or contrast with the pattern described above?

To reflect with the above pattern


Signature of Bishop: Signed   Date: 27 August 2004