Diocese of South Rwenzori and Kagando Hospital, Uganda
St Peter's Cathedral Kagando Hospital
The long-standing links between All Saints and South Rwenzori in S.W. Uganda have been in existence since the mid 1980s when the South Rwenzori Diocese came into being. The new diocese centres on the town of Kasese and shares the same geographical boundaries as Kasese District Council. The Kagando Rural Development Centre (KARUDEC) has been in existence since 1965 with Kagando Hospital at the heart of the community. Our links as a church embrace both church and community, with a special interest in Kagando Hospital.
The current Bishop of South Rwenzori, the Right Rev. Jackson Nzerebende is shortly to retire, to be replaced by the Rev. Canon Nason Baluku who will become the 3rd Bishop of the Diocese of South Rwenzori. He will be consecrated and enthroned as Bishop on 13th December 2020 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kasese.
All Saints’ currently support the Diocese through prayer and financial giving towards the education of theological students studying for ordination, and the training of part-time students studying to become lay readers. Both clergy and lay-staff will go on to perform pastoral duties in the many parishes within the diocese.
The other focus of our support is directed to Kagando Hospital and its associated projects which lie within KARUDEC; the mission of which is to proclaim the love of God by engaging in activities aimed at improving the physical and spiritual well-being of the poor and disadvantaged people in the district. What began as a small mission hospital has grown into a medical centre with a powerful gospel ministry, a nursing and midwifery school, a primary school and many other supporting community programmes.
A number of people from a range of professional backgrounds have contributed their expertise to establish and maintain the growth and development which has occurred. Among them have been many from All Saints’: most recently Peter and Heather Candy who for two years managed different projects within and around the hospital. Currently our closest links with KARUDEC are through Dr. Rob and Jen Morris. Dr Rob Morris is the Director of the charity ‘Friends of Kagando’ and has previously served as Deputy Director of Medicine at Kagando Hospital.
Others within our congregation with recent and current links to the diocese are:
Helen Tuddenham who serves as Treasurer for Friends of Kagando.
Richard and Elaine Browning who are Ropeholders for our All Saints’ link with Five Talents UK. They have made a number of visits to South Rwenzori, where they have provided training for Five Talents UK.
Find out more through: www.southrd.org
Main Contact: Sarah Beeston