Diocese Of Central Buganda

Historical Background

ImageThe diocese of Central Buganda lies on the beautiful shores of Lake Victoria and covers the southern part of the central region of Uganda. It covers the whole District of Mpigi and part of the District of Mityana.

In 1995, this area of Uganda was recognized as a separate diocese and got curved-off from the old diocese of West Buganda. It became the 28th diocese in the Anglican Province of the Church of Uganda, with Bishop George Sinabulya as its first bishop.

The Rt. Rev. Jackson Matovu became the second bishop of the diocese in 2001.

Offices of the Diocese, the Cathedral of St. John's, and the Bishop's residence are all located at Kasaka (in Gomba County) which is about sixty miles south of Kampala the capital city of Uganda.

Starting From Scratch

With vigor and enthusiasm, several development projects began to register soon after the consecration of the first bishop. Remarkable of all, was the installation of electricity around the diocesan headquarters which came as a result of a generous donation from the President of Uganda, His Excellence Yoweri Museveni. This was a very expensive undertaking which the church alone could never have afforded because the power line had to be extended to the offices from the mainline, which was several kilometers away. The President also donated a new car to the bishop and a 4-wheel pick-up truck was donated to the diocese by Christians from the Anglican Diocese of Rupertsland, Canada. Both of these cars are now old and have recently become non-functional.

With vigor and enthusiasm, several development projects began to register soon after the consecration of the first bishop. Remarkable of all, was the installation of electricity around the diocesan headquarters which came as a result of a generous donation from the President of Uganda, His Excellence Yoweri Museveni. This was a very expensive undertaking which the church alone could never have afforded because the power line had to be extended to the offices from the mainline, which was several kilometers away. The President also donated a new car to the bishop and a 4-wheel pick-up truck was donated to the diocese by Christians from the Anglican Diocese of Rupertsland, Canada. Both of these cars are now old and have recently become non-functional.

The Guest House

ImageAnother great landmark was the construction of a Guest House near the cathedral, with the capacity to accommodate 40 guests and holding conferences of up to 150 people. Construction of this guest house was possible because of the generous donations from friends and Christians, of Grace Episcopal Church, Berryville, Virginia, and Churches in Region 14 (U.S.A).

Today, this Guest House needs serious renovation (new roof, doors, windows, painting, compound, etc) to keep it modern, and the rooms and birth-rooms need running water, as well as new beddings. Mrs Lydia Kiwanuka President of Mothers Union was also recently appointed to become the new Manager of this Guest House. If anyone wants to send assistance toward this guest house, please contact her: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact the Guest House Chairman, Mr Mulondo: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . They will let you know how you can help.