Mission - Companion Links

Diocese of Mombasa - The Anglican Church of Kenya

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 Mombasa - The Anglican Church of Kenya 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: Anglican Church of Kenya
Diocese: The Diocese of Mombasa
Bishop: The Rt Revd Julius R K Kalu
Address: Diocese of Mombasa
Ukumbusho House
Nkrumah Road
P O Box 80072-80100
Telephone: +254 41 311105
Fax: +254 41 316361
Email: ackpwaniccs@iconnet.co.ke

Brief history of Diocese:

The Diocese was established in 1899. It is the oldest Diocese in East and Central Equatorial Africa. It has 50 parishes, 50,000 Christians. The Diocese is dominated by Muslims forming 605 of the population. It covers six administrative districts mostly terrain. HIV/AIDS and poverty are the main challenges to evangelism.

Any previous or existing Links:

The Diocese was once linked with the Diocese of Gloucester in the UK but we have had no communication for many years.

Reason for wanting a Link:

Exchange of ministers or missionaries
Sharing and learning in Mission and Evangelism
Linking in the training of Clergy
Fundraising for Diocesan Projects
Youth and Mothers' Union interaction

What expectations you have of the Link?

To develop closer working relationships with another Diocese of the Anglican Communion
To learn in our relationships with Muslims and to and the spread of Islam

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

Europe, Asia, or the USA

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

The Diocese is evangelical and each parish operates independently. The Diocese is supported from the parish and priests have a close relationship with the Bishop. There is a strong teaching among Sunday Schools to our children and the Youth, Mothers' Union and Fathers' Union are active movements in the Churches.

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

Yes Please.


Signature of Bishop: Signed   Date: 25 August 2004