Mission - Companion Links

Diocese of Tamale - The Church of the Province of West Africa

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 Tamale - The Church of the Province of West Africa 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: Province of West Africa
Diocese: The Diocese of Tamale
Bishop: The Rt Revd Emmanuel Annindana Arongo
Address: Anglican Diocese of Tamale
Post Office Box 110
West Africa
Telephone: +233 071 22906

Brief history of Diocese:

The Diocese of Tamale, in Northern Ghana, was formally part of the Diocese of Sunyani and Tamale. Tamale Diocese was carved out of Sunyani and inaugurated on 22nd February 1997.

Any previous or existing Links:

The Diocese was formerly linked with the Diocese of Kentucky, USA which ended in 1990. We are now trying to link with the Deanery in Portsmouth, UK.

Reason for wanting a Link:

To build a relationship and friendship through mission and evangelism
To be exposed to a different culture within the Anglican Communion

What expectations you have of the Link?

To learn different ways of doing mission and evangelism from another part of the Communion
To share our stories and strategies
To participate in exchange visits and programmes and studies

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

USA or Wales. Western Massachusetts, Western Michigan, St Asaph or Rhode Island

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

The Diocesan work is very traditional with local music and dancing. We follow the Anglican tradition of morning and evening prayer, Bible studies, visitation to members and prayer for the sick. The Diocese is involved in social programmes, teaching and training of employment skills such as sewing and dyeing etc. and caring and pastoral ministries with children such as orphanages etc.

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

Since every diocese has a different programme and needs, the Diocese of Tamale does not mind if the pattern of a diocese is different than their own. In this way they are able to learn. They are equally open to a diocese similar to themselves.


Signature of Bishop: Signed   Date: 25 August 2004