The Friends of Masasi and Newala are saddened to learn of the death of Dr Marion Bartlett a long time supporter of our charity and a former doctor working in Masasi. Marion Phillips-the name by which many people will remember her- spent forty years as a surgeon and physician in Tanganyika. In 1966 she married …

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On Wednesday 14th June Bishop James’ birthday he is walking from Sindano, his home village, to Masasi Cathedral in a fund raising event to build the girls school at Namasakata. This journey of forty miles, is to be completed in one day starting at 5 am in the morning. He will be joined by many …

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Will you take part on our fund raising enterprise to Save Water In Masasi 2016? Details can be found on our Fund Raising Page


Pentecost is the birthday of the church and so it is right to celebrate with a birthday cake. This Pentecost this was how Pentecost was celebrated at the cathedral at Mtandi


Bishop James had delivery of his Land Cruiser at the beginning of May. The vehicle was funded jointly from donations from the local parishes and the Friends of Masasi and Newala.

In January 2016 Bishop James spent a few weeks in England undertaking a course for new bishops at Canterbury Cathedral. His fellow bishops were from several other countries as well as the UK. After the course Bishop James stayed for a few days meeting the Trustees of The Friends of Masasi and Newala, before visiting Stapleford, …

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Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro At 5,895m, Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain and the world’s highest free-standing mountain. The funds they raise will go to help the children at the Blind School at Mtandi. The Blind School at Mtandi The Blind School in Mtandi houses 52 blind children, many of them experiencing additional physical and mental disabilities. …

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This report was written by Mrs Mwanaida Mtaka Head Teacher of Mtandi Primary School With great thanks from Masasi primary schools society, I on behalf of the society, I dare present their great thanks and appreciation for your moral and material support to our lovely disabled children. I am writing not only to appreciate your …

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Bishop James and Veronica Almasi with His Excellency Peter Kallaghe The London Masasi Day was held at All Saints Margaret Street with over twenty five people from all over the UK attending. Bishop James gave an outline of his vision for the next five years and invited people to attend the 50th Anniversary of the …

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