Christian Mission in the Anglican tradition began in the Morogoro area through the dedicated work of the Church Missionary Society at the end of the nineteenth century. Over the next few decades, the hard work of sowing the seeds of a living faith in Christ led slowly to the creation of an Anglican Province of Tanzania from eight dioceses in 1970. One of these eight dioceses, formed only five years earlier in 1965, was the Diocese of Morogoro. There are now 27 dioceses which form the Anglican Church in Tanzania, and that number is expected to increase through growth in the church. In 2011, after much prayer and discussion, the Diocese of Worcester signed a Friendship Agreement with the Diocese of Morogoro.
About the Diocese of Morogoro
of Morogoro covers an area of 80,339 square kilometres and encompasses some of
the most beautiful scenic areas within the country, including the Ukaguru and
the Uluguru mountain ranges. Most of the inhabitants of the Diocese live in
rural areas which are often remote with a smaller number living in small towns
and in the ‘hub’ city of
Morogoro city has a population of around 250,000 making it the sixth largest city in Tanzania. The diocese as a whole has a population of around 1,000,000. Christians in mainland Tanzania form around 30% of the population, with around 35% identifying with Islam, and 35% following African Traditional Religions. The diocese lives with a strong sense of mission to all living within its boundaries.
institutions within the Morogoro Diocese are
The main areas for growth and development within the Diocese are education and training at all levels, community development, better health provision for all, but especially in maternal health and, also, in church planting and the growth of new Christians able to own and articulate their faith.
Our Friendship Link
Friendship Link between our two Dioceses has led to an ever deepening bond
between us as we are pledged to learn from one another, pray for one another and
to share our common faith in Jesus Christ. Since 2011 there have been many
visits between our Dioceses of a truly reciprocal nature. In particular it has
been a joy to witness the growth of links between many schools in
On the 30th November 2015 the Diocese of Morogoro celebrates its Jubilee and we hope to be able to share with them in their joy at what has been achieved and in their hopes for the future, as both they and we continue to serve the Risen Christ in a faith which transforms our lives and enriches our discipleship.
If you would
like to be a part of the Companion Link between our two Dioceses please do
Tractor for Tunguli
We have been renovating a Massey Fergusson tractor with the help of Moreton Morrell Agricultural College in Warwickshire and Mission Morogoro, a small independent charity. The tractor will make a major difference to the lives of villagers in Tunguli.
The project was started in 2013 when the then Archdeacon of Worcester found a old tractor being sold at auction. Following a complete refurbishment by the students at Moreton Morrell, it's hoped that the tractor will be delivered to Tunguli in July 2015.