Churches

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The Diocese of Bungoma was formed in 1996 and its first Bishop, Dr Eliud Wabukala, who is now the Former Archbishop of Kenya and patron of our charity, was consecrated in 1997. The present Bishop is Rt. Rev George Mechumo who was consecrated in 2009 and launched our charity in the UK in April 2010.



The Anglican Church of Kenya is rapidly growing and expanding. In this remote region the relatively new diocese of Bungoma has grown from 30 parishes and 110 churches in 1996 to over 50 parishes and over 200 churches in 2018 and is now supported by 8 Archdeaconries.



This rapid growth has been achieved through the endeavours of the church itself in ministering to a poor and struggling people who have enthusiastically helped themselves to build new churches despite the humiliating poverty. In nearly all parishes the mother church is of brick or stone construction and is supported by a growing number of daughter churches which may be a few kilometres away. Some of these daughter churches may be of brick construction but others can be of semi-permanent mud construction or even the shade of a Mango tree.



Year by year these churches grow in the number of their faithfuls and where a small mud construction church stood one year the next year can be found a larger one of brick construction.



One of our charity's objectives is to source the funding for water projects at the churches which can serve the surrounding communities.  These can either be brick built or plastic harvested water tanks fed form the church roofs or shallow hand dug boreholes in the church compounds.

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Trinity Chenjen

In 2007 Trinity Chenjen was a Daughter church of Tunyo and the church services were held in the shade of the Mango tree.
Today it is the Mother church of a new parish with its own church and 4 Daughter churches
Sameta

Sameta is one of the 5 Daughter churches of the mother church at Mapela and of typical semi- permanent mud construction where 45 souls out of a population of 100 gather on a Sunday
Tunyo

In 2007 Tunyo was a Mother church with 5 Daughter churches and was being rebuilt again because it was too small.
  Today it is now so large and so well supported that it is a parish on its own 
Chebukutumi

Inside a typical brick built mother church of a very large parish. Tunyo used to be a daughter church of Chebukutumi.  The church shares a very large compund with a primary  school and a new secondary girls' high school

Mbakalo

A substantial mother church in brick nearing completion.  Mbakalo now has a 30000 litre harvested water tank which is fed from the church roof
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