Mission - Companion Links

Diocese of Toungoo - The Church of the Province of Myanmar

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 Toungoo - The Church of the Province of Myanmar 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 Church of the Province of Myanmar
Diocese: The Diocese of Toungoo
Bishop: The Rt Revd John Wilme BA, MDiv, DD
Address: Diocesan Office
Nat Shin Naung Road
Telephone: +95 54 21519 or +95 54 24216
Fax: +95 1 251 405
Email: cpm.140@mptmail-net.mm

Brief history of Diocese:

21 parishes, 110 villages, a few smell towns, 33 clergy, 14 diocesan office staff, 16 workers, 32 community health workers, 35 traditional birth attendants, 94 catechists. A priest has to look after more than 5 to 10 villages in a parish, some villages can not be reached because of the present situation (ie fighting between government group and rebels). The Diocese is doing a lot of programmes for people such as social welfare, health programmes, education for children etc. There is a need for peace.

Any previous or existing Links:

Yes, a present provincial link with the Diocese of Winchester and Diocese of British Columbia.

Reason for wanting a Link:

  • To learn more about the different gifts for building up of the church.
  • Spreading the good news, promoting God's Kingdom.
  • To exchange gifts and prayers

What expectations you have of the Link?

  • For sharing news, resources and pray for each others.
  • For working together in health programmes.
  • Education for children, when need.

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

ECUSA, Africa and Asia- anywhere.

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

5 departments such as Men's Association, Mothers' Union, Anglican Young People's Association, Christian Education, Mission and Evangelism have their regular annual meeting, training workshops and other activities. Running pre-schools for children ages 3 to 5, helping children from remote areas for their education through hostels, Dorcas sewing training, teaching English Language, running clinic and health education, providing water supply for villages, sanitation for villages, vocational training, helping IDP people, training church workers through St. Peter's Bible school, leadership programme.

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



Signature of Bishop: Signed   Date: 3 September 2004