Anglican dioceses of Mombasa

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Diocese of Mombasa, of Nairobi, of Machakos, of Kitui, and of Malindi redirect here. For the Roman Catholic (arch)dioceses, see: Mombasa, Nairobi, Machakos, Kitui, and Malindi.

The Anglican dioceses of Mombasa are the Anglican presence in and around Mombasa and south-east Kenya; they are part of the Anglican Church of Kenya. The remaining dioceses of the Church are in the areas of Maseno, of Mount Kenya, and of Nakuru.

Diocese of Mombasa[edit]

Diocese of Mombasa
Exterior view of cathedral, Mombasa, Kenya LCCN95519853.jpg
Memorial Cathedral
Location
Ecclesiastical province Anglican Church of Kenya
Information
Established 1898
Cathedral Mombasa Memorial Cathedral
All Saints' Cathedral, Nairobi (1924–1964)[1]
Current leadership
Bishop Julius Kalu

Mombasa is the oldest Kenyan diocese; it was erected from the Diocese of Eastern Equatorial Africa (which at that point covered all Uganda, Kenya and Tanganyika)[2] in 1898. Following the addition of the territory around Kavirondo (approximately the territory of the 1961 Maseno diocese) in 1921 and the splitting of its area of northern Tanganyika in 1972, the Diocese of Mombasa comprised (only) all Kenya.[3]

Bishops of Mombasa[edit]

Diocese of Nairobi[edit]

Diocese of Nairobi
Location
Ecclesiastical province Anglican Church of Kenya
Information
Established 1964
Cathedral St Stephen's Cathedral, Nairobi (2002–present)
All Saints' Cathedral, Nairobi (1964–2002)
Current leadership
Bishop Joel Waweru
Website
http://ACKNairobiDiocese.org

Founded from Mombasa diocese in 1964, the Nairobi diocese was the See of the Archbishop of Kenya from the independence of the Kenyan church in 1970 until the independent All Saints' Cathedral diocese took that role in 2002. The Diocese has been split three times: to erect Machakos diocese in 1985, the Diocese of Kajiado in 1993 and All Saints' Cathedral diocese in 2002.[7] Until 2002, Nairobi diocese's cathedral was All Saints' Cathedral, Nairobi; since that cathedral became the seat of the new All Saints' Cathedral diocese, St Stephen's Cathedral, Nairobi, has served as the new cathedral.[8]

Bishops of Nairobi, Archbishops of Kenya[edit]

Bishops of Nairobi[edit]

Diocese of Machakos[edit]

Diocese of Machakos
Location
Ecclesiastical province Anglican Church of Kenya
Information
Established 1985
Cathedral All Souls' Cathedral, Machakos (1992–present)
Current leadership
Bishop Joseph Mutungi

The Diocese of Machakos was erected from Nairobi diocese in 1985 and was itself split to create Kitui diocese in 1995,[10] Garissa in 2007 and Makueni in 2013.[11] Since 1992, the cathedral has been All Souls' Cathedral, Machakos.[12]

Bishops of Machakos[edit]

Diocese of Taita–Taveta[edit]

Diocese of Taita–Taveta
Location
Ecclesiastical province Anglican Church of Kenya
Information
Established 1993
Cathedral St John's Pro-Cathedral, Voi
Current leadership
Bishop Liverson Mng'onda
Website
http://ACKttvt.org

On 1 July 1993, the Diocese of Taita–Taveta — named for Taita–Taveta County — was carved from the then very large Mombasa diocese.[14] The diocese has not been split; it has a pro-cathedral at Voi, the county's largest town (though not its capital).

Bishops of Taita–Taveta[edit]

Diocese of Kajiado[edit]

Diocese of Kajiado
Location
Ecclesiastical province Anglican Church of Kenya
Information
Established 1993
Cathedral Emmanuel Pro-Cathedral, Kajiado
Current leadership
Bishop Gadiel Lenini

Formed from Nairobi diocese in 1993, the Diocese of Kajiado now has a pro-cathedral at Emmanuel Pro-Cathedral, Kajiado.[17]

Bishops of Kajiado[edit]

Diocese of Kitui[edit]

Diocese of Kitui
Location
Ecclesiastical province Anglican Church of Kenya
Information
Established 1995
Cathedral St Martin's Cathedral, Kitui
Current leadership
Bishop Josephat Mule

The Diocese of Kitui was erected from Machakos diocese on 1 April 1995 and covers the former Kitui and Mwingi Districts[19] — that is, the present Kitui County.

Bishops of Kitui[edit]

All Saints' Cathedral Diocese[edit]

Diocese of All Saints' Cathedral
Location
Ecclesiastical province Anglican Church of Kenya
Information
Established 2002
Cathedral All Saints' Cathedral, Nairobi
Current leadership
Bishop Ole Sapit
Website
http://AllSaintsCathedralDiocese.org

From 1964 until 2002, the Archbishop of Kenya had their See at All Saints' Cathedral, Nairobi as ex officio Bishop of Nairobi (diocesan bishop of the above Diocese of Nairobi). From 2000, the ACK Provincial Synod and Nairobi diocese entered formal discussions to create a new arrangement for the archbishop's See; a very small new diocese was carved from Nairobi diocese, around All Saints' Cathedral itself. The remaining Nairobi diocese now elects her own bishop, who is not the archbishop; while the new See — very unusually, not named for a place or area but for its own cathedral — of All Saints' Cathedral is held ex officio by the Primate and Archbishop of All Kenya.[20] The diocese has two archdeaconries[21] and twelve parishes.[22] As the archbishop's diocese, the bishops in charge of Missionary Areas (i.e. proto-dioceses) are consecrated suffragans in this diocese (regardless of the diocese which their territory belongs to) until their own diocesan See's erection.[23]

Bishops of All Saints' Cathedral, Primates and Archbishops of All Kenya[edit]

Diocese of Garissa[edit]

Diocese of Garissa
Location
Ecclesiastical province Anglican Church of Kenya
Information
Established 2007
Current leadership
Bishop David Mutisya

Garissa diocese was created from territory of Machakos diocese in 2007. Also called a missionary area,[25] Mutisya is or was a suffragan of the archbishop, in All Saints' Cathedral diocese.[26] The first and so far only Bishop of Garissa, since 2007, is David Mutisya.

Military Episcopate[edit]

Episcopate of the Armed Forces
Location
Ecclesiastical province Anglican Church of Kenya
Information
Established 2009
Cathedral St Paul's Garrison Church, Kahawa (Pro-Cathedral)
Current leadership
Bishop Peter Simiyu

In November 2009, the Anglican Chaplaincy to the Kenyan Armed Forces was raised into a diocese (ordinariate). It is headquartered at the Garrison Church of St Paul at Kahawa Barracks outside Nairobi.[27]

Bishops for the Armed Forces[edit]

From 2007, Simiyu was the first and only Bishop suffragan to the Armed Forces (presumably suffragan to the Primate possibly to the Bishop of Nairobi).

Diocese of Makueni[edit]

Diocese of Makueni
Location
Ecclesiastical province Anglican Church of Kenya
Information
Established 2013
Current leadership
Bishop Francis Matui

The Diocese of Makueni was erected from Machakos diocese in 2013, and Joseph Kanuku, Bishop of Machakos, moved to the new See, becoming first Bishop of Makueni.

Bishops of Makueni[edit]

Diocese of Malindi[edit]

Diocese of Malindi
Location
Ecclesiastical province Anglican Church of Kenya
Information
Established 2015
Cathedral St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Malindi
Current leadership
Bishop Lawrence Dena

Malindi diocese was erected from the Diocese of Mombasa in 2015. The first bishop, since 2015,[28] is Lawrence Dena,[29] previously assistant bishop of Mombasa, and former Provincial Secretary. The diocesan pro-cathedral is St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Malindi.[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All Saints' Cathedral Nairobi — Cathedral History (Accessed 1 November 2017)
  2. ^ Anglican Church of Kenya — History (Accessed 1 November 2017)
  3. ^ a b Anglican Church of Kenya — Diocese of Mombasa (Accessed 1 November 2017)
  4. ^ a b c "Mombasa Diocese Divided Into Four Sections (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#5105). 16 December 1960. p. 1. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 23 November 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ a b c Musalia, Martha Wangari. Archbishop Manasses Kuria: A Biography: Strong in the Storms p. 51 (Accessed 2 November 2017)
  6. ^ a b Gitari, David. Troubled but not Destroyed: Autobiography p. 59 (Accessed 2 November 2017)
  7. ^ Anglican Church of Kenya — Diocese of Nairobi (Accessed 5 November 2017)
  8. ^ St Stephen's Cathedral, Nairobi — History (Accessed 5 November 2017)
  9. ^ ACK Nairobi diocese — History (Accessed 5 November 2017)
  10. ^ Anglican Church of Kenya — Diocese of Machakos (Accessed 7 November 2017)
  11. ^ Diocese of Machakos fundraising brochure (Accessed 7 November 2017)
  12. ^ All Souls' Cathedral Mks. — About Us (Accessed 7 November 2017)
  13. ^ "New dioceses in Kenya (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#6376). 26 April 1985. p. 4. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 23 November 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  14. ^ Anglican Church of Kenya — Diocese of Taita Taveta (Accessed 7 November 2017)
  15. ^ Daily Nation — Anglican Church leaders elect new bishop for Taveta (Accessed 7 November 2017)
  16. ^ Anglican Communion: Directory — Diocese: Taita-Taveta (Accessed 7 November 2017)
  17. ^ Anglican Church of Kenya — Diocese of Kajiado (Accessed 8 November 2017)
  18. ^ Conger's Consecration List — The Bishop of Kajiado, the Rt. Rev. Gadiel Katanga Lenini (Accessed 8 November 2017)
  19. ^ Anglican Church of Kenya — Diocese of Kitui (Accessed 10 November 2017)
  20. ^ All Saints' Cathedral Diocese — Brief History (Accessed 13 November 2017)
  21. ^ Anglican Church of Kenya — Diocese of All Saints Cathedral (Accessed 13 November 2017)
  22. ^ All Saints' Cathedral Diocese — Parishes (Accessed 13 November 2017)
  23. ^ Anglican Communion directory — All Saints Cathedral Diocese (Accessed 13 November 2017)
  24. ^ [1]
  25. ^ Anglican Church of Kenya — Garissa Missionary Area (Accessed 14 November 2017)
  26. ^ Anglican Communion directory — Suffragan Bishop of All Saints Cathedral Diocese (Accessed 14 November 2017)
  27. ^ a b Conger, George — New military diocese for Kenya (Accessed 2 January 2018)
  28. ^ Standard — New Malindi Anglican Diocese gets first bishop (Accessed 6 November 2017)
  29. ^ ACK St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Malindi (Accessed 6 November 2017)
  30. ^ ACK St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Malindi — History of the Church (Accessed 6 November 2017)