Mission - Companion Links

Diocese of Mundri - Episcopal Church of the Sudan

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 Mundri - Episcopal Church of the Sudan 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 Mundri
Bishop: The Rt Revd Eluzai G Munda
Address: Diocese of Mundri
Episcopal Church Support Office
P O Box 7576
Kampala
Uganda
Telephone: +256 0774 12177 or +256 0773 52597
Fax: +256 41 343497
Email: Ecs_kpa@africonline.co.ug

Brief history of Diocese:

The Diocese of Mundri is in Southern Sudan 1,010 miles south of Khartoum. Christianity first came to Lui Mundri through Dr Kenneth Fraser and his wife Eileen from the UK. They established a hospital, School and Church. The first worship service was under a shady tree where people were sold as slaves. The tree was dedicated by Dr Fraser and became a tree of life not death. The Diocese of Mandri was founded in 1986 and has 3 Archdeaconries, 6 Rural Deaneries, 36 parishes and several sub parishes and preaching centres. Holy Trinity College, Department of relief and Development, Department of Evangelism, Sunday Schools primary schools Bible translation etc. The Diocese has been involved in evangelism, social concerns and establishing a strong liturgical structure through the years.

Any previous or existing Links:

Salisbury and Southwest Virginia

Reason for wanting a Link:

To have consultations between the local and overseas partners in order to bring our resources backgrounds and insights into mission. So as to enrich and to strengthen one another. It is a step further in developing a deep sense of a missiological awareness. Empowerment of the faithful people of God for His mission. And to equip both men and women for ministry.
· Develop the spirit of Koinonia in carrying out the integral mission
· To undertake theological education seriously with regard to observation of Justice and peace
· To encourage and support one another as interdependent partners
· Counselling traumatic children and adults caused by the war, domestic violence, community violence, physical abuse, natural disaster, is what integral mission emphasises upon.

What expectations you have of the Link?

Sharing resources, both human and money
Exchange programmes in terms of visiting one another
Capacity building for mission and evangelism
Partners are a forum for the Church councils to share the stories together and reflect on what God is saying to us and our responses to him.
Educating the people about the dangers and risk of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

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

England, United States of America, Scotland, Australia and Germany

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

Parish Church (parish Church council)
Rural Deaneries (Rural Deanery church Council)
Archdeaconries (Archdeaconry Church Council)
Diocesan Synod, Diocesan Standing Committee, Diocesan Theological Education Committee, Diocesan Financial Committee, Diocesan Board of Trustees, Mothers' Union, Youth, Sunday School, Diocesan Development Committee

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

Yes

 

Signature of Bishop: Signed  Date: 27 August 2004