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 Dahaka - Church of Bangladesh 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:||The Episcopal Church of The Sudan|
|Diocese:||The Diocese of Malakal|
|Bishop:||The Rt Revd Hilary Garang Denga|
|Telephone:||+249 822 498|
|Fax:||+249 822 498|
Brief history of Diocese:
Diocese of Malakal was created in 1988. It was part of Rumbek Diocese one of the first four dioceses in the Province of ECS, which got independence in 1976. Diocese of Malakal is situated in a predominant Presbyterian population so it is still reaching out to the unreached peoples in remote areas of the Upper Nile.
Any previous or existing Links:
The Diocese only has internal links with the Dioceses of Renk, Khartoum, Juba and Bor.
Reason for wanting a Link:
The Diocese of Malakal has so many things to share from our Christian faith:
What expectations you have of the Link?
The Sudanese long conflict, which is a religious based strife, has waken the development of institutions in our country and the church. For us to meet the need of our Christian Church in Sudan we need to share our stories across the globe.
What part of the world you would like your Link to be?
Any part of the world, especially the long experienced churches. We prefer overseas churches if conditions would allow us do that.
Describe the style and patterns of church life and ministry in your diocese.
Our Diocese has five (5) new archdeaconries and mostly based on groups or tribes. The clergy lack basic training in an Anglican tradition especially those who have Presbyterian background. For this we have started a theological school in the name of the first missionary to Sudan (CMS) " Shaw " for training pastors. We still lack well-constructed church building, construction material are very expensive.
Would you like your Link diocese to reflect or contrast with the pattern described above?
We would look forward for that and see how best we can come out with what will please God and his Church.
Signature of Bishop: Signed Date: 21/09/04