Anglican Diocese of Egypt

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Diocese of Egypt
ابروشية الكنيسة الأسقفية بمصر (Arabic)
Location
Country Egypt
Territory North Africa and the Horn of Africa
Ecclesiastical province Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East
Information
Denomination Anglican
Established 1920
Cathedral All Saints Cathedral, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
Current leadership
Bishop Mouneer Hanna Anis
Map
  Diocese of Egypt and North Africa   Diocese of Jerusalem   Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf   Diocese of Iran
  Diocese of Egypt and North Africa
  Diocese of Jerusalem
  Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf
  Diocese of Iran
Website
www.dioceseofegypt.org/english/

The Anglican Diocese of Egypt was originally part of the Diocese of Jerusalem, founded in 1841 by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Diocese of Egypt was later given autonomy and its first bishop was Llwellyn Gwynne (1920-1946).[1]

Its jurisdiction extends over North Africa and the Horn of Africa, a vast region encompassing the following countries: Algeria, Tunisia,[2] Libya, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and Djibouti. The diocese is part of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, and is headed by the Bishop of Egypt. The current bishop is The Most. Rev. Dr. Mouneer Hanna Anis.[3]

Churches[edit]

Egypt[edit]

In Egypt itself the Diocese of thirteen churches and three "congregations" which "meet from time to time."[4]

There are three churches in the Alexandria metropolitan area

A number of churches are in the Greater Cairo area.

Other churches are spread throughout the country.

And the three "congregations" are located in Sadat City, 6th of October City and Hurghada.

Episcopal Area of North Africa[edit]

There are currently three Churches in the Episcopal Area of North Africa. The current Area Bishop is The Right Reverend Bill Andrew Musk.[5]

Episcopal Area of the Horn of Africa[edit]

According to the Diocese of Egypt, the Horn of Africa Episcopal Area includes work in the following countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.[6]

There is presently only one church in the Episcopal Area of the Horn of Africa. The current Area (Assistant) Bishop is the Right Reverend Dr. Grant LeMarquand.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Duane Alexander (August 2011). "Book Review: THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH AND THE MIDDLE EAST BY CHARLES THORLEY BRIDGEMAN (NEW YORK: MOREHOUSE-GORHAM, 1958)". St Francis Magazine 7 (3): 125–128. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Strengholt, Jos (June 2012). "ST GEORGE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, TUNIS A BRIEF HISTORY". St Francis Magazine 8 (3): 306–317. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East". Official website of the Episcopal Anglican Diocese of Egypt. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  4. ^ Churches of Egypt
  5. ^ The Episcopal Area of North Africa
  6. ^ "Horn of Africa". Diocese of Egypt. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  7. ^ The Episcopal Area of the Horn of Africa
  8. ^ Gambella Region

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