The Tanzania Link
Leeds Diocese has a link with three dioceses in north-west Tanzania - the Dioceses of Mara, Rorya and Tarime. The link is about:
- Friendship - through visits, letters and emails
- Prayer - we pray for each other often by name.
- Practical Support - in whatever way we can
Around 80 churches in West Yorkshire are linked to churches in Tanzania as well as school to school links. There have been many visits in both directions. Many parishes pray for their link church every Sunday. Schools exchange letters and photos and learn about each other. Clergy training is supported and agricultural projects funded. Click here to download a leaflet.
February 2020: Close friendship and deep ties were seen during a team from the diocese’s recent trip to Tanzania. 16 clergy and laity from the Diocese of Leeds spent two weeks travelling to and across the Mara region of the country. Follow this link to read a full report about their visit.
October 2019: 5 members from St Mary’s Church, Luddenden with Luddenden Foot visied their sister parish of St Mary’s Mmazame in our link diocese of Mara, Tanzania, on a working and fact-finding trip. To keep everyone up to date Jane Evans, who is part of the group, write a blog. Follow this link to read what they got up to.
February 2019: Diane Norton, Schools Adviser for the Education team, last year travelled with a group of teachers to Tanzania to explore work which has been supported by our dicoese, specifically with schools. The trip saw eight members of our diocese visiting a range of schools across Tanzania. Read all about their experience here.
January 2018: Latest Tanzania Link Update
Harvest Appeal 2017: A borehole for Bwasi.
June/July 2017: Arthur Mauya, Melinah Galibona and Joseph and Benta Nyamgoncho (headteacher at Issenye) and his wife visited Leeds Diocese.
April 2017: Bishops of Overseas Links visit UK More.
|Rt Revd Tony Robinson
Bishop of Wakefield