Anglican Diocese of Masasi

The Anglican Diocese of Masasi is one of 28 dioceses within the Anglican Church of Tanzania.[1] The diocese was created in 1926[2] and its first bishop was William Lucas.[3] Another, in 1960–1968, was Trevor Huddleston. The previous bishop was Patrick Mwachiko[4] and the current bishop, James Almasi, was consecrated on 29 September 2014.

After some years of preparation, the diocese was erected by dividing the area of the Diocese of Zanzibar south of the Rufiji;[5] the division was effected by the Universities' Mission to Central Africa at their Annual General Meeting in May 1926.[6] The Diocese of Newala was founded by dividing Masasi diocese in September 2009.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Diocesan details
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  3. ^ Obituary: William Vincent Lucas, Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Jan., 1946), pp. 49-49.
  4. ^ Letter to Canada[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Diocese of Zanzibar". Church Times (#3299). 16 April 1926. p. 458. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 24 October 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  6. ^ "The Annual Meeting". Church Times (#3305). 28 May 1926. p. 588. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 24 October 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
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