Diocese of Swaziland

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Diocese of Eswatini
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Location
Ecclesiastical provinceAnglican Church of Southern Africa
Statistics
Parishes24
Information
RiteAnglican
CathedralCathedral Church of All Saints, Mbabane
Current leadership
BishopDalcy Badeli Dlamini
Website
www.swazilanddiocese.org.sz

The Diocese of Eswatini is a diocese in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. It was founded in 1968. It comprises the country of Eswatini. It is divided in three archdeaconries, Eastern, Southern and Western.

History[edit]

The diocese was created in 1968, shortly after the independence of Swaziland and had Anthony Hunter as its first bishop, from 1968 to 1975.

The diocese is twinned with the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa (Iowa, United States) and with the Episcopal Diocese of Brechin (Scotland).

Bishops of the diocese[edit]

Coat of arms[edit]

The diocese registered a coat of arms at the Bureau of Heraldry in 1969 : Azure, two Swazi battle-axes erect addorsed, handles Or, blades Argent, bound Gules. The shield is ensigned of a bishop's mitre.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brownell, F. G. (2002). Heraldry in the Church of the Province of Southern Africa, 1847-2000: Coats of Arms of the Dioceses, Collegiate and Parish Churches, and the Order of Ethiopia. Heraldsholme CC. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-620-28606-0.

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