THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION began in England and spread through English colonisation and missionary work. Although it has historically been largest in former English colonies, it has a strong presence throughout the world, especially in Africa. This page lists those parts of the Anglican Communion that are in Africa and in the Province of the Indian Ocean. As always, we list everything that we know about that has a web page. See our “notes on structure” page.
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Resources specific to Africa
We’ve listed the continent-specific links at the bottom of this page. Jump there now.
Provinces that are specific to one country are listed alphabetically in the next section. These provinces span multiple countries. See also ‘Africa Resources’ at the end of this page.
The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East (Egypt is in this province)
Dioceses and Parishes
The following list is ordered alphabetically by country. We list every country, but we do not list individual dioceses unless they have web pages. In places where Christians are not a large fraction of the population, a diocese can span more than one country. In places where Anglicans are not a large fraction of the population, a province can span more than one country. In the remaining cases there is a province or autonomous church associated with the country. If the country has a province or autonomous church, we link the name of the country to it.
The authoritative source of this information is the Anglican Communion Office in London. We check their information regularly and make sure that ours corresponds to it. Should you note any discrepancies, please tell us. Our information differs from theirs in that we list in order by country, and we include links to web pages; they list in order by province.
Links to all administrative components of the entire Anglican church on the ANGLICAN.ORG web site are here.
ALGERIA: The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East
ANGOLA: see The Province of Southern Africa
BOTSWANA: see The Province of Central Africa
CAMEROON: see The Province of West Africa
EGYPT: The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East
ETHIOPIA: The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East
Addis Ababa, St Matthew
GAMBIA: see The Province of West Africa
GUINEA: see The Province of West Africa
Diocese of Malaral
Diocese of Maseno East
LESOTHO: see The Province of Southern Africa
LIBERIA: see The Province of West Africa
LIBYA: part of the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia
Tripoli, Christ the King
MADAGASCAR: see The Province of the Indian Ocean
MALAWI: see The Province of Central Africa
Warm Heart International: American mission partnership working in the Diocese of Southern Malawi
MAURITIUS: see The Province of the Indian Ocean
Casablanca, St John (Diocese in Europe)
MOZAMBIQUE: see The Province of Southern Africa
MANNA: Mozambique and Angola Anglican Association
‘To further the work of the Anglican Communion in Mozambique and Angola, and to broaden the awareness of the Anglican Communion of their sister churches in Mozambique and Angola’.
NAMIBIA: see The Province of Southern Africa
RWANDA (Province de L’Église Anglicane au Rwanda)
ST HELENA: see The Province of Southern Africa
SEYCHELLES: see The Province of the Indian Ocean
SIERRA LEONE: see The Province of West Africa
Republic of Sudan
Republic of South Sudan
Diocese of Central Tanganyika
Diocese of Dar es Salaam
Diocese of Kagera
Diocese of Kiteto
Diocese of Kondoa
Diocese of Lake Rukwa
Diocese of Lweru
Diocese of Mara
Diocese of Masasi
Diocese of Morogoro
Diocese of Mount Kilimanjaro
Diocese of Mpwapwa
Diocese of Ruaha
Diocese of Ruvuma
Diocese of Rift Valley
Diocese of Rorya
Diocese of Southern Highlands
TUNISIA: The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East
Diocese of Nebbi
Diocese of North Karamoja
Diocese of North Kigezi [Friends]
Diocese of North Mbale
Diocese of Northern Uganda
Diocese of Northwest Ankole
Diocese of Ruwenzori
Diocese of Sebei
Diocese of Soroti
Diocese of South Ankole
Diocese of South Rwenzori
Diocese of West Ankole
Diocese of West Buganda
ZAIRE: see CONGO
ZAMBIA: see The Province of Central Africa
ZIMBABWE: see The Province of Central Africa
ACK Care Services, Diocese of Maseno South, Kenya
All Saints Garden Conference Center, Cairo, Egypt
American Friends of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan
‘AFRECS hopes to enhance communication and minimize duplication between dioceses, parishes, and church wide agencies already committed to resettling Sudanese in the USA and to working as partners with dioceses and other Anglican institutions in Sudan.’
Anglican Church of Kenya Development Services, Nyanza
‘endeavors to enable communities of the member dioceses to achieve fullness of life and the integrity of creation through integrated sustainable, participatory community development programs’.
Anglican Church of Kenya Guest House, Mombasa
‘We offer hotel services to missionaries, families on holiday. We organise tours to various national park to view wildlife.’
Anglican Church of Kenya Language and Orientation School, Nairobi.
Established in 1965 by the church Missionary Society.
Anglican Church of Rwanda Rural Development Inter-Diocesan Service
‘a community development project operated as a joint action by Butare, Cyangugu, Kigeme and Shyogwe dioceses of the Episcopal Church in Rwanda’.
Anglican Development Services, Kenya
‘partners with other churches, NGOs, ecumenical bodies, funding partners and the government to fulfill its vision on social transformation’.
Anglican Development Services North Rift Region
‘the development arm of the Anglican Dioceses of Eldoret and Kitale’.
Anglican Development Services Pwani, Kenya
‘the development arm of the Diocese of Mombasa and Taita Taveta of the Anglican Church of Kenya’.
Anglican Development Services, Western Region, Kenya
For the dioceses of Bungoma, Butere, Katakwa, Maseno North, Mumias and Nambale. Incorporated in January 1997.
Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization, Ghana
‘ADDRO exists to share the good news of Christ to all in context and to ensure that people of the three Northern Regions of Ghana have equal rights and opportunities to sustainable and dignified livelihoods.’
The Anglican Street Children’s Programme in Zambia
‘set up to nurture and empower orphans as well as vulnerable children and families for a brighter future’.
Bethesda Project, Burundi
‘part of the Anglican Church of Burundi and is working in partnership with The Kepplewray Project, Cumbria UK. Both projects share a common ethos of inclusion – bringing disabled and able-bodied people together as equal partners.’
Bishop’s Guest House, Arusha,Tanzania
Chauncy Maples Project
The oldest ship still afloat in Africa is the Chauncy Maples, launched by the Universities Mission to Central Africa as a free hospital ship on Lake Malawi. The Chauncy Maples was constructed in 1898-1901, and refitted in 1933 and 1967; it is time for a renovation to enable the ship to provide medical care in a third century.
Church Mission Society – Africa
‘Envisioning, Mobilizing, and Equipping leadership for God’s Mission, through the Church in Africa and beyond.’
Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA)
‘a continental body that brings together all the Anglican National and Regional Churches (Provinces) in Africa. There are 12 Provinces in Africa and the Diocese of Egypt, all serving about 40 million people.’
Croydon Zimbabwe Link
‘A Partnership between the Croydon Episcopal Area of the Diocese of Southwark and the Anglican Diocese of Central Zimbabwe’.
The Deaf Unit, Egypt
‘Our programs include the boarding house and school for deaf children, the deaf club, an audiology clinic, community based rehabilitation programs in rural Egypt and training programs for the wider community.’
Diocese Planning and Development Office, Diocese of Lango
‘The DPDO goal is the reduction of rural poverty and our focus in on food security and household income, literacy, health, education, civil rights, and equal opportunities. The challenge is to help the communities reduce, prevent, and cure the underlying causes of social imbalances.’ Headquartered in Lira, Uganda.
The Egypt Diocesan Association
‘The Egypt Diocesan Association (EDA) supports the Episcopal/Anglican Diocese of Egypt, including chaplaincies in North Africa and the Horn of Africa (Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia) through prayer and personal service. The work of the diocese includes social programmes, medical clinics, and the running of schools and homes in areas of poverty.’
Elewana Education Project
‘addresses the significant lack of funding and resources faced by East African schools by drawing together scholastic institutions whose students and faculty can help each other in a relationship of love, mutual respect and support’. Links young people in West Virginia and Pennsylvania with students in the Diocese of Katakwa, Kenya.
Eshimuli Guesthouse, Butere, Kenya
Family Life Education Programme
‘The Family Life Education Programme (FLEP) is programme based in Southern Uganda, in the Diocese of Busoga. Its mission is to improve the health and welfare of the people of the Busoga region, and this is achieved through a variety of health and social programmes.’
Friends of Byumba Trust (Rwanda)
‘set up in [the UK in] 2002 to enable funds for education and the relief of poverty to be transmitted to Byumba Diocese’.
Friends of Kumi Hospital
Kumi Hospital was founded by the Church Missionary Society in 1929 as a leprosarium for eastern Uganda. Today it is a general hospital with close ties to the Anglican Church of Uganda.
Friends of Masasi Charitable Trust
Aims ‘1. To provide funds to assist the Church of England with its missionary activities in the Diocese of Masasi [Tanzania]. 2. To carry out such other legally charitable purposes for the relief of poverty, the advancement of education or the provision of health care in the said Diocese as the Trustees shall from time to time by deed or deeds executed with their unanimous consent declare.’
Friends of Tanga (Tanzania)
‘initiated by the parishes of All Saints, Brookline[, Massachusetts], Grace [Church], North Attleborough [Massachusetts], and Trinity [Church,] Melrose[, Massachusetts] in 2008’.
Friends of Zanzibar Cathedral
‘supports the work of Christ Church Cathedral in Zanzibar’.
Go M.A.D. in Tanzania
‘Make A Difference in Tanzania’, founded in 1994 to aid the Anglican Diocese of Mara. ‘We helped build a cathedral for the new Diocese of Mara and since then have been helping local farmers, people with HIV, orphans and pastors. We consider ourselves privileged to have been involved in this partnership work with our brothers and sisters from Mara.’
Gospel Health and Development Services
a ‘church-based non-governmental health and development ministry of the Anglican Diocese of Jos. GHaDS is involved in meeting the spiritual, physical and social needs.’
Hesed Ministries, Uganda
‘Founded by Michael and Florence Kyomya in 1995, the ministry’s objective is to be a catalyst for spiritual renewal and growth in the Anglican Church of Uganda.’
Hope on a Thousand Hills (HTH), Rwanda
‘a ministry of the Anglican Church in Gasabo Diocese. HTH empowers churches to flourish in union between the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:35-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20.) We are dedicated to loving God and others through the teachings of Jesus Christ.’
Integrated Community Development Programme, Diocese of Mara, Tanzania
Kachere Development Programme
‘the official Social Development arm of the Anglican Diocese of Eastern Zambia’.
Kansas to Kenya
‘Our mutual work is focused on Millennium Development Goals for the benefit of those who live in marginalized communities while having a commitment to living out our faith.’
‘An international partnership of Anglican ministries. We serve, support, and encourage Kenyan ministries working in education, healthcare, evangelism, and micro-enterprise development.’
Kigezi Diocese Water and Sanitation Programme (KDWSP), Rwanda
‘a Faith Based Organization aimed at meeting the needs of the rural poor and water stressed communities in Diocese of Kigezi, in SW Uganda’. Founded in 1986.
Kisiizi Hospital, Kabale, Uganda
‘a Christian Hospital that serves those of all faiths, and none. It is a fee paying hospital, but no one has been turned away through reasons of poverty. It is a distant rural hospital, but well known throughout Uganda’.
The Lawrence Barham Memorial Trust (LBMT)
‘a UK registered charity, was set-up by Bishop Ken Barham, a former Bishop of Cyangugu Diocese, Rwanda, in memory of his father Bishop Lawrence Barham, who served the church for 40 years in Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda.’
Lweza Training and Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda
‘The Malawi Partnership has been run by the Diocese of Birmingham for over 40 years and has assisted our brothers and sisters in Malawi in the area of mission and ministry.’
Maseno Project (Kenya)
‘brings education to the local population through the structured teaching of many farming techniques. […] The project is a church based project, working via the Anglican churches in the region and it is sponsored by individuals and churches within the U.K, Europe and even North America.’
‘We are a Charity that is dedicated to helping the people of [the Diocese of] Mityana in Uganda. This is one of the poorest countries in the world, and we want to make a difference to the lives of its people.’ Based in Wokingham, England.
Mothers’ Mercy Home, Diocese of Mt Kenya South.
Namirembe Guesthouse, Kampala, Uganda
‘a warm and friendly Christian establishment governed by the Church Commissioners and managed by a team of dedicated staff’. A former monastery and retreat house, this conference centre is now owned and operated by the Trustees of the Anglican Church of Uganda.
Youth and children ministry for the Diocese of Kigali.
Partners in Christ
‘This website contains information about the partnership that exists between the Anglican Diocese of Armidale and the Church of Uganda, Diocese of North Kigezi.’
This ministry of the Diocese of Egypt ‘has more than 22,000 people registered for access to emergency care, medical care, advocacy, training and income generation opportunities’.
Road to Tanzania
Short-term missions sent from Huntington Beach, California to the Diocese of Mt Kilimanjaro, 2004-present.
Kabale, Uganda (Kigezi)
St Paul’s Children’s Project, Zambia
‘Helping orphans and other vulnerable children’.
Solar Light for Africa
SLA’s ‘goal is to educate the public on the advantages of renewable energy for the benefit of impoverished communities throughout the world.’ It was founded in 1997 by retired Episcopal Bishop Alden Hathaway. To date, this organization has provided electrical light and power to more than 2,000 facilities, such as medical clinics, orphanages, schools, churches, and private homes located in rural regions of East Africa.
Sudan Church Association
‘Objective: To promote and maintain prayerful interest in and support for the Province of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan and South Sudan (ECSSS), dioceses in the countries of Sudan and South Sudan.’
‘Tabasamu (“smile” in Swahili) is a dental outreach project that was founded by Dr. Edward W. Wilson in 2004. Its mission is to provide free dental care and education to underserved communities in the Anglican Diocese of Kitale in western Kenya.’
Tanga Ohio Connection
‘The Episcopal Dioceses of Ohio (USA) and Tanga (Tanzania) have had a historical relationship since the early 1970s. Parishioners from both dioceses visited one another and began a bond that would last several decades.’
Transvaal, Zimbabwe and Botswana Association
‘Supporting thirteen of the Anglican Dioceses in the Capricorn Belt of Africa.’
Zambia Anglican Council
‘the umbrella organization of the Anglican Church in Zambia comprised of 5 dioceses’.
All Saints Chapel, University of Benin, Benin City
Democratic Republic of Congo
Alexandria School of Theology (AST)
‘a strategic venture of the Episcopal / Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa. We are the only Anglican theological institution in the Middle East which teaches primarily in Arabic.’
Anglican Senior High School, Kumasi
National Union of Anglican Students
‘a branch of the Anglican Young People’s Association which comprises every Anglican student in this country’.
Binns School, Mombasa
Carlile College, Nairobi
Nambale Boys High School
sponsored by the Diocese of Nambale.
Nambale Magnet School, Nambale
‘a home, an education and hope for a fruitful life for children orphaned or made vulnerable by AIDS in Western Kenya’.
St Andrew’s School, Turi
Founded in 1931.
B. W. Harris Episcopal High School, Monrovia
Founded in 1960. See also the B. W. Harris Episcopal High School Alumni Association, USA Inc.
St George’s Diocesan School, Windhoek
College and Prep divisions.
Good Shepherd Secondary School Appeal
The Diocese of Wellington (NZ) provides funding for ongoing building projects at this diocesan school in Kagera, Tanzania.
Isamilo International School, Mwanza
Operates under the auspices of the Diocese of Victoria Nyanza.
Kasulu Bible College, Kasulu
‘an Anglican Theological Institution within the Diocese of Western Tanganyika’.
Msalato Theological College, Diocese of Central Tanganyika
Affiliated with St John’s University of Tanzania.
Rondo Junior Seminary, Lindi
‘a registered secondary school where boys are taught in a church environment. In addition to studying standard subjects such as mathematics, history, Swahili, and physics they also study church history and religion and participate in daily worship. All classes are conducted in English.’
St Michael Secondary School, Kilolo
‘a registered secondary school established by the Anglican Diocese of Ruaha, Tanzania’.
St Monica Nursery and Primary School, Zanzibar
Bishop McAllister College and Bishop McAllister Anglican Seminary, Kyogyera
King’s College, Budo
Coeducational, residential, secondary. Founded 1906
Uganda Christian University, Mukono
Peterhouse School, Marondera
Founded in 1955 as a boarding school for boys, Peterhouse now has two associated schools: Springvale House (preparatory for boys and girls) and Peterhouse Girls’ (for girls, mostly boarding). Extensive website.
Anglican Students Federation
‘an Umbrella body of all Anglican Societies (ANSOC). It provides Student ministry to students at tertiary institutions within the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA).’)
St Paul’s United Theological College
Limuru, Kenya. Established in 1903 in Mombasa by the Church Missionary Society. Since 1955, St Paul’s has been a joint school for the Anglican Church of Kenya, the Presbyterian Church of East Africa and the Methodist Church of Kenya. Students responses to the Windsor Report are available online from the Anglican Communion website.
Cuttington University, Suakoko
‘located 120 miles north of Monrovia, is the oldest private, coeducational, four-year, degree-granting institution in sub-Saharan Africa.’
Episcopal High School and Episcopal Elementary School Alumni Association of the USA
Mission ‘is to assist in ensuring that the Episcopal schools in Robertsport, Liberia (Episcopal Elementary, Episcopal High, St. John’s, House of Bethany) are restored to being distinguished educational institutions in Liberia’.
St Cyprian’s Theological College, Rondo, Masasi
‘trains ordinands for future service in the Anglican Church of Tanzania. In addition to studying for ordination the ordinands also take secondary school classes so that by the time they graduate they will have not only completed their theological education but also achieved their Form IV secondary school certificate.’ Founded in 1962 by Trevor Huddleston.
St John’s University, Dodoma
St Philip’s Theological College, Kongwa
Bishop Barham University College, Kabale
‘a Constituent College of Uganda Christian University, located in Kabale in the Southwest of Uganda’.
‘the oldest private university and the fastest growing in Uganda’. Founded in 1992.
Uganda Bible Institute, Mbarara
Uganda Christian University
‘A major private University offering men and women undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate studies. The University was established by the Province of the Church of Uganda and licensed by the Government of Uganda, Ministry of Education in 1997, with a view to making it a broad based University with campuses in Eastern, Northern and Western regions of Uganda’. Bishop Tucker Theological College, founded in 1913, was the leading theological college in the Anglican Church of Uganda. Encouraged by the basic educational facilities at Bishop Tucker Theological College, the Provincial Assembly of the Province of the Church of Uganda resolved to make Bishop Tucker Theological College one of the campuses and also the headquarters of a broad-based federal university. Uganda Christian University was born from Bishop Tucker Theological College.
Uganda Church Association
‘The chief object of the Association is to support the work of the Church of Uganda. Supplementary to this we have two further objects: a) Supporting other Christian churches and organisations in Uganda; b) Furthering the same purposes amongst Ugandans in the United Kingdom.’