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 diocese centres on the town of Kasese where the Rev. Canon Nason Baluku was consecrated and enthroned at St. Paul’s Cathedral in December 2020, becoming the 3rd Bishop of South Rwenzori.
All Saints’ currently supports 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 prayer and giving is Kagando Hospital which began as a small mission hospital and has grown into a medical centre and teaching hospital with a strong gospel ministry. The hospital plays a vital role within the Kagando Rural Development Centre (KARUDEC), aiming to proclaim the love of God by serving to improve the physical and spiritual well-being of the poor and disadvantaged people in the district.
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 Chairman 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