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 Mount Kenya South - 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 Mount Kenya South|
|Bishop:||The Rt Revd Timothy Ranji|
|Address:||P. O. Box 886
Bishop Magua House
Brief history of Diocese:
Created in 1975 on the sub-division of the Diocese of Mount Kenya. The current Bishop is the 5th since the first Bishop Obadiah Kariuki. It has 107 Parishes and 116 Clergymen and women, Church Army Officers and Evergelists plus support ministries like the Layreadership. A total workforce of about 500.
Any previous or existing Links:
Diocese of Pretoria.
Reason for wanting a Link:
To benefit out of mutual support and the strengthening of mission in the partners' own Churches. To spread and receive valuable resources and different insights, into ministry and mission from different cultures, countries and social-economic situations through consultation between partners world-wide.
What expectations you have of the Link?
Proclamation and application of the Gospel exchange of information and strategies in issues of common concern, exchange of lifestyles in Christian witness, exchage of leadership resources and mutual training of leadership and similar exchage programmes, and ecumenical participation especially in areas of justice and peace and inter-faith issues.
What part of the world you would like your Link to be?
The Church of England, Japan, Scotland, Germany
Describe the style and patterns of church life and ministry in your diocese.
Pertinent to our mission of bringing all people into a living relationship with God through Jesus Christ; through preaching, teaching, healing and social transformation and enabling them to grow in faith and live life in its fullness. To this end we use the pulpit and evangelical missions and crusades, Christian Community Services and groups like the Mothers' Union, Fathers Association (KAMA), KAYO and Theological Training by Extension Efforts.
Would you like your Link diocese to reflect or contrast with the pattern described above?
To reflect the same pattern though some variations would provide an interesting point of learning.
Signature of Bishop: Signed Date: 1 September 2004