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AGM – Saturday 23rd November 2019

CCA's Annual General Meeting with speakers will be held on Saturday 23rd November 2019 at St Andrew’s Church, Linton Rd, Oxford OX2 8UG from 12 noon. Bring your own lunch from noon - hot drinks provided. Meeting begins at 1pm.

Urgent Prayer Needs:

  • Pray for an end to the Ebola virus outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces; for health professionals, seeking to combat the epidemic through medical care and, together with church and community leaders, raising awareness of prevention measures and recognising signs and symptoms. Over 1,500 have been infected but approx. 25% have recovered (mid-May), thanks to the availability of vaccinations and new drugs and swiftly seeking medical help. Insecurity is hampering efforts to bring the Ebola epidemic under control.
  • Pray for an end to the attacks in eastern Congo and for many people displaced from their homes by violence and insecurity.
  • Some prayer resources are available here

    Inauguration of Beni Dioceses

    Inauguration of Beni Diocese

    Sunday 12th May was a historic day in the life of the Anglican Church of Congo when its 13th diocese, the Diocese of Beni was inaugurated and its first bishop, Bishop Kambale Tavuyirima Cyrille was consecrated and enthroned. Beni Diocese comprises 4 Archdeaconries, and was formed out of the northern part of North Kivu Diocese. We send out congratulations and prayers for God’s blessing on Beni Diocese under the leadership of Bp Kambale.

    Katanga Youth celebrations

    Celebrations in Katanga Diocese

    In August 2018 Katanga Diocese celebrated 30 years of youth ministry in the diocese – Girls’ and Boys’ Brigade, Jeunesse Chrétienne en Mission/Agape, and Sunday Schools. Celebrations spanned several weeks with international visitors from Zambia and UK participating in various conferences. Praise God for His work in the lives of so many young people!

    Archbishop of Congo

    A/B elect Masimango

    The Most Rev Zacharie Masimango Katanda is the 4th Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of Congo, and also Bishop of Kindu. He was elected Archbishop in 2016.

    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
  • with a standing order. Please email the Treasurer who will send 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 to the Hon Treasurer (contact details above): Gift Aid donation form

    Financial statements

    Our latest financial statements are available here.