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The Association exists to help the Anglican Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire).

To donate online, please click here. To donate in other ways, please see below.

Latest News

Primates' meeting

Provincial Staff

Archbishop Henri Isingoma from the Province of Congo attended the Primates’ meeting in Canterbury in January 2016. Please join Christians around the world to pray for a successful outome to their deliberations.

Provincial staff meeting in Bunia

The Provincial Staff team met in Bunia from 15-18 June to pray, plan and encourage each other in their ministries. From left to right: Ven Antonio Kibwela, Canon Sabiti Tibafa,, Dr Raymond Gbombo, Archbishop Isingoma Henri, Fidele Mushamuka, Mrs Mugisa Isingoma, Alain Batondela, Rev Desire Mukanirwa, Frederick Ngadjole and Rev Bisoke. Pray for them in their many responsibilities as they serve the Lord and seek to make Him known.

New Diocese and new Bishop of Kinshasa

Consecration of Bp Sabiti

A new Diocese has been created, Kamango Diocese, out of an area formerly part of North Kivu Diocese. The new Bishop is Canon Daniel Sabiti, now Bishop Sabiti, who was, until January 2016, the Principal of UAC, the Anglican University in Bunia. Revd. Dr. Yossa Way, formerly Academic Dean at UAC, is now the acting Principal there. Revd. Achille, formerly the Treasurer of Kinshasa Diocese, has been appointed Assistant Bishop of Kinshasa. The photograph is from the consecration of Bishop Sabiti at Kamango, Archbishop Isingoma is on the left with local MP Baliesima (a church member) in the middle.

A Prayer for the Democratic Republic of Congo

O God, loving parent of all, comfort your children displaced, wounded or orphaned by conflict in Congo; and give the people of that country courage to seek enduring peace with justice and freedom, that their children might grow up without fear; for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Adapted by Canon Ian Tarrant from a prayer in the 1998 Congo Swahili Prayer Book, written after the 1996-97 war.

Objects of the Association

  1. To advance the Christian Religion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  2. In partnership with the Anglican Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo to relieve poverty and to provide for the needs of refugees and the displaced.
  3. In partnership with the Anglican Church in the DRC and civil society there to promote and sustain schemes for peace and reconciliation, health, education and community development for the welfare and benefit of the population.
  4. To relieve poverty among the clergy and former clergy of the Anglican Church and the widows and dependants of any such persons.

Donations

Please support the work of the Association

  • by cheque, payable to 'Congo Church Association', addressed to the Hon. Treasurer, Paul Dickens, Hockliffe Grange, Hockliffe, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 9NL.
  • online by clicking here
  • as a standing order. The Treasurer can give you details.
  • Gift Aid It...

    If you are a UK taxpayer, under the Government's Gift Aid Scheme the Congo Church Association can reclaim tax you have already paid on your gift. This means your gift will be increased by 25 pence for each pound given, at no extra cost to you.

    Please download and send the following declaration with your donation: Gift Aid donation form