Forming link parishes with SWT

In 2013 the Revd Mike and Roz Harrison visited South West Tanganyika for six weeks and Drs Adrian and Hilary Murray made two shorter visits to the mountain village of Milo and its hospital.

Mike and Roz established several small projects and since their return have been visiting parishes to make parish links between North Wales and South West Tanganyika.

In 2015 Mike and Roz took a second trip where they were able to visit the projects and see progress.

There are currently links between the following parishes and deaneries.

  • St. Paul’s Colwyn Bay – Ilela
  • Mathrafal Deanery – Manda
  • Bala &Penyllyn Deanery – Milo Deanery
  • Gwersyllt – Kibena

pigsIn addition Pontblyddyn and Llanfynnydd have supported beehives in Mafinga and Mapagoro has received a donation towards the pig sharing project from St Tudfil’s Ladies’ Craft Group in Coedpoeth, where the original five pigs have grown to twelve.

We would love to find a partner for the remote lakeside parish of Mbongo.

What does a link parish do?

Link parishes pray for each other regularly. Where possible they write and exchange email information with one another.  The North Wales parishes try to support self sustaining development projects in SW Tanganyika.

£100 can buy two pigs, two goats or 4 chickens.  Some offspring are passed onto a village family thus enabling both the church to have an income generating project and local people to benefit.

If your parish would be interested in becoming a link, or even just to know more about South West Tanganyika, please contact the Revd Mike Harrison in the first instance.