Ankole Diocese Headquarters

The diocesan headquarters are located at Ruharo 3 kilometers from Mbarara town on the Mbarara – Bushenyi highway.

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Historical Timeline of Ankole Diocese

Ankole Diocese is one of the 34 Dioceses that make up the province of church of Uganda.  Ankole Diocese covers the districts of Mbarara, Ibanda, Isingiro and part of Ntungamo (ruhama County) in the southern part of Uganda. It is made up of 17 Archdeaconries, 60 Parishes, 600 Sub-Parishes!

Timeline

1970
April 9

Rt. Rev. Amos Betungura Consecrated

1970 – 1992 Rt.Rev. Amos Betungura was consecrated and enthroned as the 2nd Bishop of Ankole Diocese.
1967
June 23

Ankole Diocese created out of Ankole-Kigezi Diocese

1967 Ankole Diocese was created out of Ankole-Kigezi Diocese with Rt.Rev. Kosia Shalita as the first Bishop  
1966
July 8

The Most Rev. Eric Sabiiti Enthroned

1966 The most Rev.Eric Sabiiti enthroned as the first Ugandan and 2nd Archbishop of the Province of the Church of Uganda, Rwanda , Burundi and Boga –Zaire.
1961
April 24

Church of Uganda, Ruanda-Urundi and Boga-Zaire

1961 The Province of the Church of Uganda, Ruanda-Urundi and Boga-Zaire was inaugurated with the most Rev. Leslie Brown as the 1st The name later changed to the church of Uganda, Rwanda –Burundi and Boga –Zaire.
1960
March 23

Kigezi Diocese was curved out of Uganda Diocese

1960 Ankole – Kigezi Diocese was curved out of Uganda Diocese with Rt.Rev. Kosia Shalita as the first Bishop.
1936
June 3

1936 emergence of the East Africa Revival movement leading to the development of lay leadership, preserved religious fervor and missionary zeal in church
1904
March 5

First group of native Banyankole

1904, the first group of native Banyankole was commissioned as evangelists.
1902
January 5

Omugabe Edward Solomon Kahaya

5th 1902 The king of Ankole, Omugabe Edward Solomon Kahaya and chief Minister Enganzi Nuwa Mbaguta and their wives were baptized.
1899
December 2

Bishop Tucker, Dr.Cook and Philip Bamulanzeki

2nd 1899 two missionaries, Bishop Tucker, Dr.Cook and Philip Bamulanzeki became the first church teachers in Mbarara.
May 11

Nuwa and Timeseo

May 1899 Two Baganda teachers Nuwa and Timeseo (converted to Christianity in 1893 in Buganda). They introduced Christianity to Ankole.