WELCOME TO SHYOGWE DIOCESE

Dr Kalimba

With pleasure, I warmly welcome you to the website of Anglican Church of Rwanda, Shyogwe Diocese. We are located in South Central Rwanda. The Diocese originated with the building of a school in 1946. The Cathedral which was completed in 1992 is dedicated to St. Peter College, and the bishop is Rt. Reverend Jéred KALIMBA. The Shyogwe Diocesan motto is: “Your Kingdom Come!” This motto is shared through the integral mission of “A holy soul in a healthy body.” The Diocese has thirty three (33) parishes located in four Districts: Kamonyi, Muhanga, Ruhango, and Nyanza of the Southern Province. It has 147 Chapels, 616 home cell groups (grassroots churches), and almost 25,840 Christians.

The Diocese is mainly rural, and the population is very poor. Many people are still suffering greatly from the results of the genocide committed against Tutsi in 1994. Together with the Government, the Diocese tries to handle many survival issues that our people and believers are facing.

We remain widely open to cooperation at the national and international levels, mainly with churches endowed with the same mission and vocation.

More detailed information about our Diocese and Programs is available on our website (see menu on top). We are eager to receive your opinions and suggestions in a constructive way in order to improve information on our website. Thanks a lot for having visited us and God Bless You. You are welcome once again.

The Rt. Rev. Doctor Jered KALIMBA