The Tanzania Link

Leeds Diocese has a link with three dioceses in north-west Tanzania - the Dioceses of Mara, Rorya and Tarime. The link is about:

  • Friendship - through visits, letters and emails
  • Prayer - we pray for each other often by name.
  • Practical Support - in whatever way we can


Dioceses of Mara, Rorya and Tarime, TanzaniaTalking Tanzania logoAround 80 churches in West Yorkshire are linked to churches in Tanzania as well as school to school links. There have been many visits in both directions. Many parishes pray for their link church every Sunday. Schools exchange letters and photos and learn about  each other. Clergy training is supported and agricultural projects funded. Click here to download a leaflet.

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Latest News

5 members from St Mary’s Church, Luddenden with Luddenden Foot are visiting their sister parish of St Mary’s Mmazame in our link diocese of Mara, Tanzania, on a working and fact-finding trip. To keep everyone up to date they, Jane Evans who is part of the group, will be writing a blog. Follow this link to read what they have been up to. 

Message from Bishop Tony 
We are enormously grateful to Stephen Spencer for all that he has done over the past few years as link officer with the dioceses in Tanzania. He has been instrumental in developing a number of important projects across the three dioceses in Tanzania. I am sure you will join me in wishing him well for his new work in the Anglican Communion.

I am delighted to that Revd Canon Maggie McLean has agreed to be the next link officer. Maggie has been to Tanzania on a number of occasions and of course she comes from Battyeford which has a long established link through Bill and Maureen Jones with Mara.
Bishop Tony Robinson

July 25 - 8 August 2018: next Diocesan visit to Tanzania.

January 2018: Latest Tanzania Link Update 

Harvest Appeal 2017: A borehole for Bwasi.

June/July 2017: Arthur Mauya, Melinah Galibona and Joseph and Benta Nyamgoncho (headteacher at Issenye) and his wife visited Leeds Diocese.

April 2017: Bishops of Overseas Links visit UK More.
February 2017: Teachers in Tanzania  Follow their blog. Latest bulletin.
February 2016: Bishop Nick and Linda visited Tanzania with others. More here and here.

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Maggie McLean Rt Revd Tony Robinson
Bishop of Wakefield
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