Anglican Church of Tanzania

The Universities Mission to Central Africa and the Church Missionary Society began work in 1864 and 1878 at Mpwapwa. The Province was inaugurated in 1970 following the division of the Province of East Africa into the Province of Kenya and the Province of Tanzania. The nineteen dioceses represent both evangelical and Anglo-Catholic Churches.


November 28, 2017

By: The Rev. Maryalice Sullivan

We are pleased to report that the building project for the girls’ dormitory at Hegongo Holy Cross School in Tanzania is ongoing and will hopefully be completed soon. All the money from the UTO grant has been spent, and more money has been raised to complete this project. In February 2017, a...

April 3, 2016

The Rev. Chuck K. Robertson, canon to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry for ministry beyond the Episcopal Church, and Rebecca Linder Blachly, the U.S. State Department’s senior policy advisor for Africa in the Office of Religion and Global Affairs, play with orphans at Valentine Orphanage April 2...

December 1, 2013


Rev. Dr. Sandra McCann baptizes young Martin Nyemo Mazengo, named in honor of her husband, missionary doctor Martin McCann.

[Women’s Voices for Change] This article was originally published in Women’s Voices for Change. 

“In Tanzania they don’t have a national...

April 1, 2013

[Anglican Communion News Service] The general secretary of the Anglican Church of Tanzania has published a full account of the recent election of the archbishop-elect.

The Rev. Canon Dickson Chilongani said the church issued the statement after what he called “speculation and gossip” on...

January 25, 2013

[Anglican Communion News Service] A Tanzanian bishop has said African churches have a duty to complement state education to help improve the local lives and the local community.

Bishop John Lupaa of the Diocese of the Rift Valley was speaking after the Tanzanian government announced it...

December 7, 2011

Tanzanian dancers entertain visiting students from Kennesaw State University, Georgia.

[Diocese of Atlanta] Three Kennesaw State University undergraduate students who are part of The Canterbury Club and the university’s Students in Free Enterprise team are in...

April 11, 2010

In the last nine years, graduating students from the Buigiri School for the Blind in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika taking Tanzania's national exams have consistently placed their school in the top one percent of the 14,000 primary schools in the country.

In 2009, the school placed...

June 24, 2009

The government of Tanzania says it will keep tax exemptions for religious organizations, after Christian and Muslim leaders in the country lobbied for their retention.

"The church has been contributing to community development and we feel this exemption is very important," Anglican...

March 12, 2009

Christian and Muslim leaders in Tanzania have condemned an attack on retired president Ali Hassan Mwinyi after he called for peaceful Christian-Muslim co-existence, and also for more use of condoms to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS.

"It is a shameful, terrible thing. I condemn the...

May 29, 2008

The Most Rev. Valentino L. Mokiwa was enthroned May 25 as primate of the Anglican Church of Tanzania during a five-hour ceremony in Holy Spirit Cathedral in Dodoma, Tanzania.

The entire service, including the sermon delivered by Mokiwa himself, was conducted in Swahili.



The Universities Mission to Central Africa and the Church Missionary Society began work in 1864

Serving in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika, Tanzania, Brian Orlay, Diocese of New York, works

Serving in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika, Tanzania, Benjamin and Elizabeth Locher, Dioceses