Namirembe Diocese is the mother Diocese of the Anglican Church of Uganda. It covers the Political Districts of Wakiso, Kalangala & parts of Kampala City
We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Mrs. Zeridah Kabali who went to be with the Lord yesterday. She has been the deputy head teacher of Kings College Buddo and a strong pillar of the Diocesan Youth Ministry under the Mission /Happening Unit.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this very difficult time. Like the apostle Paul, Mrs. Zeridah knew how to live by these words. I have fought the good fight, i have finished the race, i have kept the faith. Now there's in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, He the righteous judge, will award to me on that day.
Rest in Peace
ST. FRANCIS BASIRIIKA KYALIWAJALA PARISH INAUGURATED
Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira on Sunday 9th February Inaugurated St. Francis Basirika-Kyaliwajala in Luzira Archdeaconry to be a new parish in Namirembe Diocese.
The new parish will make a total of 62 parishes in the Diocese.
Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira yesterday had a guided tour at the construction of a new modern Church of St. James Kavumba Parish-Nateete Archdeaconry.
Christians and well wishers of Kavumaba Parish intend to construct a new modern Church with a seating capacity of 1,000 people. The modern facility will also serve as the ceremonial Church for Wakiso District area in the greater Kampala metropolitan city.
According to Dr. Isaac Ssewanyana the project is expected to cost 2 billion shillings and it will include the following facilities;
Seating capacity of 1,000 people, 2 Chapels each with seating capacity of 50 people, Vicar’s office with self contained bedroom, 8 offices to house local and parish departments, 2 conference rooms, Vicar’s residence, parking lot, gardens.
The Bishop thanked all the people who have contributed towards the construction of the new modern Church and argued them not to loose focus as they are building the house of the Lord.
[02/07/20] But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15
MITYANA DIOCESE GETS NEW BISHOP
Today all roads led to Mityana Diocese for the official consecration and enthronement of Dr. James Bukomeko as their 5th Bishop. The outgoing Archbishop Stanley Ntagali presided over the colourful service embraced by thousands of Christians from Uganda and beyond. He replaces Archbishop elect Bishop Kazimba Mugaru.
Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda the Prime Minister of Uganda represented Preaident Museveni and Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayega represented the Buganda Government.
DIOCESAN YOUTH DEPARTMENT GETS NEW VEHICLE
Today the Diocesan Youth Executive led by the Diocesan Youth Secretary Mr. Lule Tefeero officially received the department brand new vehicle Toyata Hiance Wagon UBG 407F handed over to them by the Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira. Earlier the Bishop thanked God for the gift of this vehicle and appreciated each and every body who contributed towards its purchase. In a special way he thanked the Diocesan Treasurer and the Youth Secretary for this vehicle.
He prayed for God's protection upon the vehicle and the people who will use it. The Bishop urged the youth to ensure good use of the vehicle to serve God and build His Kingdom among the young people. He appealed to the youth to desist from using the vehicle in activities that undermine God's glory.
Ven. Isaac Membe Kijjambu the Diocesan Treasurer congratulated the Youth Executive upon this achievement and called for good care of the vehicle. He urged the youth to take advantage of the blessing of this vehicle to reach out to as many youth as possible with programs and activities that will transform their lives for God's purpose.
Mr. Lule Tefeero the Diocesan Secretary thanked the Bishop, the Diocesan Treasurer, Clergy and all the youth for supporting the purchase of this vehicle. He said this vehicle will ease coordination and implementation of youth activities at all levels of the Diocese. He pledged total commitment of taking good care of the vehicle and use it to develop the Youth Ministry.
Bishops Wives in a group photo with some of the pupils of Galamba Church of Uganda Primary School.
Bishops wives from the Province of the Church of Uganda yesterday visited Galamba Church of Uganda Primary School in Mwelerwe Parish-Kazo Archdeaconry.
The delegation was led by Maama Faith Kityo Luwalira who spear headed the transformation of the School together with the Shunamite Women of Faith.
Maama Faith elaborated some of the challenges which the School faced before the transformation period which included; one dilapidated building, no teacher houses, no lay reader house, one dilapidated toilet, head teacher’s office under a tree, no reliable water source, unfinished church structure, unlicensed teachers, classes conducted under trees, high teacher and pupil absenteeism. etc.
Maama Faith gave a summary of the new development which have been archived which include; three bed roomed house for the Chaplain & water tank installed, seven teacher houses, classroom block with 4 classes & headteacher’s office, classroom block with 3 classes and Sunday School section, underground water tank of capacity 40000 liters, a school canteen & kitchen, a new modern pit latrine with 8 stanzas, a nursery section repaired, a new Church.
Bishops wives donated different gift hampers to the school.
Maama Faith thanked the Shunamite Women of faith for the key support they have put in the transformation process and all the people who have supported the transformation of the School.
“The expert in the law replied, “the on who had mercy on him,” Jesus told him, go and do likewise” (Luke 10:37)
Follow the link to download Bishop's News Letter.
[01/04/20] 2020 Diocesan Theme:1 Corinthians 1:10..all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.
Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira has presided over the dedication of the new Church of St. Johns Church of Uganda Kibwa - Nansana Parish-Kazo Archdeaconry.
Bishop Urged Christians to work with the Lord in order to build his Kingdom.
He added that no one is called that no one is called to be a spectator when building the Kingdom of God.
Christians of St.Mark Kakumba Church of Uganda-Kazo Archdeaconry-Nansana Parish have constructed a new house for their clergy.
Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira has today officially opened the new house.
The Bishop has thanked all the people who have contributed towards the construction of the new house.
The house has been under construction since 2017.
BISHOP'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE – 2019
“… They shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Mathew 1:23 KJV
Behold, the love that God bestowed on us is the reason why He came on earth in humility, clothed in body, lived on earth in holiness, they saw His glory, He is the only son of the Father full of grace and truth.
We are greatly encouraged to know that He who was born unto us full of grace and truth is the Emmanuel – God with us in a world full of atrocities, hatred, anger, poverty, wretchedness and increased theft.
The King of Kings born and laid in a manger, sacrificially died on the Cross to redeem mankind, to save us from our sins and give us the assurance of eternal life. That is great love.
As we celebrate his birth, at times we are taken up by the festive celebrations and we lose the essence, instead of welcoming the born son we focus on ourselves. He came into the world to seek and save sinners cf. Mathew 1:21
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
As we celebrate Christmas day there are many things that are heartbreaking
In many parts of the country people are being butchered and at times you wonder what the intentions of the perpetrators; because even when the ransom is given they go ahead to kill God’s people. They even have the audacity to come again and kill more!!
Domestic violence is on the increase but we thank individuals and church organizations that have stood out to fight the increased violence which include; “Mother’s Union, Friends of Canon Gideon Foundation, Father’s Union, CWF and CMF who have taken the lead in the fight against HIV/AIDs” in the recent past.
Theft and Corruption:
At various levels of society increased theft and escalated corruption have promoted insecurity and moral decay. People are victimised, violated and threatened by the perpetrators and at times the Law enforcers are just looking on instead of ensuring the victims protection and just treatment. We need justice and righteousness to prevail in order to deal with disharmony.
We have to change and repent of what is happening in our midst. We must repent of the spilt blood through these killings of innocent people. Let us repent of Land grabbing and stealing with impunity. We must fight environmental degradation. We should not take God for granted, he is watching us. “When you did these things and I kept silent, you thought I was exactly like you. But I now arraign you and set my accusations before you.” Psalm 50:21
Torrent rains have brought floods, some roads are impassable, some bridges have been swept away and landslides are on increase in the East.
Let us call upon God. We should not faint because he is ever present, when he remembers you even those around you will confirm it. We can face challenges with courage and confidence that He who is among us is more than able. It is only the truth that moves us to repentance and puts the society back to the right track. It is His leadership and Lordship we need as individuals, Families, Institutions and the Nation.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
Year of the Children:
This is to remind you all that in 2020 we shall continue teaching, guiding, counseling and drawing up programs to enhance the Children’s Ministry. This was resolved by the Provincial Standing Committee and communicated to us by “The Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali on the 15th December 2019” in Aduku.
We encourage Parents, Guardians, Teachers and all care givers/takers to take charge of their children to emulate Jesus Christ who was well groomed. His mother was always cautious and mindful about all the proclamations made about Him. “But they did not understand what he was saying to them. Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” Luke 2:50-52
Remember children are the inheritance of the Lord. “Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are children born in one’s youth.” Psalms 127:4
Consecration and Enthronement of the Bishop And The Archbishop:
We urge you to pray and contribute generously towards the preparations of the Consecration and Enthronement of one of our own Rev. Dr. James Bukomeko, the Bishop Elect of Mityana Diocese slated for 2nd February 2020 and also the Enthronement of Rt. Rev. Dr. Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu the Archbishop Elect scheduled 1st March 2020.
The Theme of the Year 2020
The Theme of next year is from 1Corinthians 1:10, “I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree together, so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be united in mind and conviction.”
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New year.
Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira
THE BISHOP OF NAMIREMBE DIOCESE
Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira yesterday had a guided tour on new developments around Mengo Hospital.The Bishop was guided by Dr. Rose Mutumba -the Hospital Medical Director and some senior staff members.
The developments which the Bishop toured included the new Private Eye Clinic, the new Outpatient Department and the renovated Nasolo Children's Ward.
The Bishop prayed and blessed the projects, patients and the entire staff.
The Bishop thanked the management of the Hospital for their tireless efforts for seeing these developments completed. All these projects have been realised in one year.
Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira in a group photo after the ordination service at St. Paul's Cathedral Namirembe.
NAMIREMBE DIOCESE ORDIANTION 2019.
Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira has ordained 3 reverands and 9 Deacons at St. Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe.
The preacher of the day the Very Canon Benon Kityo-the Dean of the Cathedral has told the ordained priests to always be good stewards of God by being good ambassador of Jesus Christ. The service was attended by the Bishop elect of Mityana Diocese.-Rev. Dr. Salongo James Bukomeko, Canons, Archdeacons, Clergy, Lay readers, and Christians from the Diocese and beyond.
Mwererwe Parish gets new vehicle*
Christians and friends of Mwererwe Parish have purchased a new vehicle for their Parish Priest. According to Rev. Kalende, the vehicle will ease the coordination of Parish activities. Bishop Luwalira has thanked the Christians for purchasing this vehicle. He prayed for God's protection upon it and good use so that it benefits the Parish.
Christians of Mwererwe Parish have constructed a new house for their Clergy.*
Today Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira has officially opened the new house Christians and friends of Mwererwe Parish have constructed for their Parish Priest.
The house has been under construction for some good years. We appreciate Rev. Kalende and his team for the great work well done. To God be the glory for the great things He has done.
BISHOP’S MESSAGE WARNING CHRISTIAN’S ABOUT THE DANGER OF HIV /AIDS
Dear Brethren, I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We give thanks to God because this years’ Worlds AIDs day commemoration is going to be on a Sunday, a day on which we are fully able to air out our views about various issues concerning fighting HIV among the people we lead. God has called upon us the clergy to educate and sensitize people perishing due to HIV just because of ignorance. Hosea 4:6
I take this opportunity to let you know that nowadays the spread of HIV is on increase and 115 young people aged 15 – 24 years get infected with HIV of which some are the Christians we fellowship with. Therefore we are required to do the following from wherever we are serving from if only we wish to bring change:
1. To properly utilize our positions to promote safe practices such as; regular HIV testing, adherence to treatment for those found positive and encouraging them as well.
2. Working together in collaboration with organizations and individuals who promote health in addition to praying and promoting actions taken to ensure that HIV positive people are on treatment and the negative ones are safe.
3. To support and help individuals and church organizations that have stood out to fight the spread of HIV in our churches which include “Friends of Canon Gideon Foundation.”
4. To challenge teachings that are inhuman by false prophets who discourage people living with HIV from taking their medication through false prophesy.
Joseph refused to sin against God when Potiphar’s wife tried to drag him in to sin. It is clear that, had Joseph given in to temptation, he would not survive the consequences and the possibility of contracting HIV. On that note therefore we should teach our children and youths to live carefully.
We who were called by God should also not deny him and let us use our Bibles to fight HIV/AIDS.
On 1st December let’s join the world by taking actions that create a difference in our communities just as the theme of the day states (Communities making a difference).
We should remember that Christ came to give us life in abundance (John 10:10) and this should empower us to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS.
May God bless you.
The Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira
THE BISHOP OF NAMIREMBE DIOCESE
Bishop in a group photo after the Commissioning ceremony of Buloba Primary Teachers College
Bishop Luwalira joins some of the commissionees of Buloba Primary Teachers College to cut the cake.
BULOBA TEACHERS COLLEGE GRADUATION CEREMONY 2019.
Mrs. Jane Semugoma the college principal commended all the past principals and other stakeholders who passed through this college for the past 83 years for the great work they did to enable the college grow to greater height. She added the college is gaining popularity because of the quality assurance frame work.
In a special way he thanked Bishop Luwalira for all the infrastructural development works done at the college including construction of the college Chapel.
She told the commissionees that as they enter the job market, they have to be exemplary, credible, have integrity and not to forget their God.
KAAYM has a history of 30 years in ministry and has since focussed on Kigezi and Ankole, located in south western Uganda, East Africa. KAAYM was envisioned under the inspiration of the fourfold scope of the great commission in Acts 1:8
Celebrated 100 years in 2012, in the NEW CATHEDRAL Building
Centre of Christian Spiritual growth and transformation located at the heart of Makerere University, Kampala.
A community based Church Glorifying God. Church of Uganda, Diocese of Kampala
The youth of maganjo parish are look forward to bring all the youth in the Christ image Are are located in maganjo wakiso Uganda