Mission - Companion Links

Diocese of Katanga - Province De L'Eglise Anglicane Du Congo

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 Katanga - Province De L'Eglise Anglicane Du Congo 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 De L'Eglise Anglicane Du Congo
Diocese: Diocese of Katanga
Bishop: The Rt Revd Isingoma K. Kahwa Henri
Address: The Diocese of Katanga , Anglican Church, Lubumbashi , D.R. Congo. C/O Box 22037 , Kitwe , Zambi
Telephone: 00 243 9989288
Email: Peac-insigoma@yahoo.fr

Brief history of Diocese:

Inaugurated in 1982, Katanga diocese has steadily been sowing the needs of the Anglican Church over an area of 496.877 Km2. Located to the South of the D.R. Congo, it is the 2 nd largest Diocese within the Province.

  • There are 9600 members in the Diocese. 36 parishes, 7 Archdeaconries.
  • The real is in Lubumbashi . The trauma of the war and the social poverty demand much attention. Theological Education is our priority in the mission.
  • We need more links. Swahili & French are our main languages.

Any previous or existing Links:

Provincial link with Winchester , UK

Reason for wanting a Link:

  • To share experiences with others about the life of the church, the ministry and mission.
  • To find relative solutions to common challenges.
  • To keep the unity and the communion in the universal church according the prayer of our Lord in John 17. Understanding a help one other.

Expectations you have of the Link:

  • Mission partnership
  • Resources exchange, visits.
  • Brotherhood.

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

  • Canada
  • U S A
  • Keeping UK churches relationship

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

  • Evangelical life based on scriptures an Christian tradition with effort to contextualise it in our cultures.
  • To encourage church members to be disciples of Christ and to face social challenges as believers.
  • To train people in vulgarised theology education for a rooted local Christianity.
  • To administrate the church.

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

Not necessary.

Signature of Bishop: Signed Date: 7/01/05