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Kigali trip: a tale of two rural churches

This is Pastor Emmanuel, assistant pastor of Masaka parish, and his wife Immaculate.  We are standing outside Gako church, one of the two local ‘satellite’ churches that are part of Masaka parish.  At least it would be one of the … Continue reading

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Kigali trip: the contrasts of Kigali city

Kigali is a city of contrasts, with much development underway in accordance with the government’s ‘city plan’.  Here are a few photos taken in the city so that you can see something of this for yourself. This could be in … Continue reading

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Kigali trip: a church building site

The current church building at Remera, a ‘suburb’ of Kigali, is too small for its congregation of 1,000.  They have managed to keep their main parish church open despite the new government building regulations that have meant that many churches … Continue reading

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Kigali trip: visit to the Anglican vocational college

The Anglican vocational college known as CEFORMI (a French acronym, the meaning of which I have forgotten!) takes over 200 students, aged 16 and above, for one year courses in practical skills.  Some of those studying here have come from … Continue reading

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Kigali trip: Ely sponsored students

Ely Diocese sponsors a number of pastors and catechists (local lay ministers) who are training at Kigali Anglican Theological College (standing in the picture below).  Many pastors and catechists took up their roles without theological study or training in the … Continue reading

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Kigali trip: Rubona parish

A couple of days ago we visited Rubona parish to observe their annual church peer evaluation.  Rubona church is a rural church nearly an hours’ drive out of Kigali on tarmacked roads, followed by 45 minutes or so rattling along … Continue reading

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Kigali trip: Visiting Solid Foundation primary school

Solid Foundation primary school is a church school right by the cathedral.  It takes children from age 3 throughout their primary years, and includes day care for toddlers.  School lessons for the youngest are in Kinyarwanda then, as they get … Continue reading

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