Mangucha Parish

Mangucha Parish is located at the far eastern part of Tarime district, very close to the western end of the Serengeti National Park. It was formed out of Mogabiri parish. Their new pastor Elias Philimon was transferred to Mangucha in January 2010. Since then he has mobilized the congregation so that they can start building a church with burnt bricks and roof it with corrugated sheets.

On March 27, 2011, the Bishop of Tarime, the Right Rev Dr Mwita Akiri visited the Mangucha Parish at the Kenya/Tanzania border.  Mangucha is one of the smallest congregations with about 15 or so regular worshippers.  What impressed Bishop Akiri was the effort made by this congregation to collect stones and carry them on their head or on the back of push bikes to bring them to the church site.

</span>1-Church building 2011<span style=\"font-size: 12.16px;\">
</span>2-congergation 2011<span style=\"font-size: 12.16px;\">
</span>3-wall completed November 2011<span style=\"font-size: 12.16px;\">
</span>6-Nursery children January 2013<span style=\"font-size: 12.16px;\">
a</span>-visit 2017<span style=\"font-size: 12.16px;\">
b</span><span style=\"font-size: 12.16px;\">-visit 2017</span><span style=\"font-size: 12.16px;\">
</span><span style=\"font-size: 12.16px;\">c-visit 2017</span><span style=\"font-size: 12.16px;\">
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LtoR Bishop Stephen Andrews (Algoma), Rev Elias Philemon, Bishop Mwita Akiri</span><span style=\"font-size: 12.16px;\">
</span><span style=\"font-size: 12.16px;\">Mama Thabita who donated land for church use</span><span style=\"font-size: 12.16px;\">
</span><span style=\"font-size: 12.16px;\">Rev Elias (middle) with Bishop Stephen and Mwita</span><span style=\"font-size: 12.16px;\">
Building material collected by the congregation for building a church at Mangucha Parish
Rev. Elias Philimon, Pastor
Congregation at Mangucha that has built the wall
Mangucha church under construction
1-Church building 2011
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This has been made possible by their new pastor Elias Philimon who was transferred to Mangucha in January 2010. Since then he has mobilized the congregation so that they can start building a church with burnt bricks and roof it with corrugated sheets. The diocese has a partnership policy that it will assist with roofing material if the congregation can manage to erect the wall. A church building that can seat up to 150 people may cost a minimum of Tsh15 million, (which translates to roughly $12,000) of which nearly a half may be spent on roofing material (corrugated sheets, timber, nails) and the carpenter's roofing fee.

 

November 2012 The walls are completed at Mangucha Parish church, the small congregation of 15 or so has completed the construction of the wall of their new church through self help. Commenting on this progress, the Diocesan Bishop, Dr Mwita Akiri said, “This is a great and encouraging achievement not only for the congregation at Mangucha, but for the Diocese as a whole. It is humbling to see what a small group of determined and committed Christians and their pastor can achieve in God’s name and for God’s glory! This and all other church buildings in the Diocese will be used for worshipping God, collecting drinking water through the roof, and for hosting community meetings.”

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