The Grille Foundation have been working with the Diocese of Masasi and also through World Vision in order to put the Diocese on a sustainable footing so that it can set up projects that not only provide much needed clean and reliable water for villages, but can also raise income in order to further support communities.
One of the villages which will benefit from this project is the village of Namasakata near Tunduru. This village has long been a beloved place in the history of the diocese and was the original site of Rondo Junior Seminary before it relocated. This is the site where the first Anglican Girl’s School in Tanzania is in the process of being built. A water reliable water supply is therefore essential.
Rondo Junior Seminary, the secondary Anglican boys school maintained by the Diocese of Masasi is very proud of the O level results that came out this month. Division I is the best grade possible and there were no Division IV. All the staff and the students are very pleased that their hard work has achieved such good results. Hongera wote!
Some rain has now arrived in Masasi, albeit long awaited and a bit late. Many farmers are now planting into the prepared soil. Maize is the first crop to sow. If you are lucky you can hire a tractor and driver to dig acres for you. If money is tight then it is time to pick up your seeds and hoe and get to work. So many in Southern Tanzania rely on the provision of adequate rain in order to feed their families and maybe have some surplus to sell. If you have any cash then keronsene, salt and soap are the first provisions that are purchased for your household.
The wonderful people of The Diocese of Milwaukee, USA have raised funds to build a new dispensary in the village of Luatala. Their diocese also has a companion link with Newala Diocese. The Friends of Masasi and Newala have provided medicines and simple equipment for stocking the Dispensary. This new updated Dispensary provides a lifefline for local medical care. Luatala is a large rural village in Newala Diocese. CMM Sister Debora has been an amazing help in managing communications and the whole project of seeing the dispensary built and get up and running. There is still a need for a toilet!
The ordination of three new priests this month.
Bishop James ordained three new priests for Masasi diocese. Two will go to parishes and Rev Vincent Masimosya (right) will return to Rondo Junior Seminary.
St Andrew’s Church Stapleford – Nachingwea Link
40th Anniversary Celebrations 2021
Since 1981, St Andrew’s Church, Stapleford has maintained a continuous and active link
with the Anglican parish of St Andrew’s Church in Nachingwea. The aims of the Link
* through correspondence and reciprocal visits, to build up our mutual friendship,
common understanding and cooperation
* to raise funds to support a wide range of projects in Nachingwea on a shared cost
basis, with money raised in the UK being partly matched by funds raised locally in
Nachingwea, or by local practical input.
The 40th Anniversary Celebration Lunch will be on Monday 30 August
The 40th Anniversary Celebration service will be on Sunday 19 September, Jennifer Oakley, one of our Trustees will be part of the service.
Other events planned are the Celebration Organ Recital and the Christmas Fair.
Further details are to be found on the St Andrew’s Church Stapleford website, scroll
down from Community to Nachingwea Link.
Rondo has had a new look with concrete paths and planting to enhance the environment. It looks wonderful!