Rwanda Link

In 1995 David Dale began correspondence with  the pastor of Nyarugenge, Rev Manasse Mugasa, father of Rev John Wesley Kabango who was the Director of the Rural Development Service.  75% of the parish at that time were widows and orphans following the genocide of 1994.  Manasse lost 3 sons during the war.

In 1999 David Dale visited Nyarugenge and the pastor was Rev Rosemary NYIRANDAKIZE and her husband Archdeacon Asa MUHAWENIMANA  Pictured below in 1999 from the left, Rev Manasse, Rev Rosemary and in the red suit her husband Rev Asa.  Nyarugenge has joined with St John's in a partnership link from before the genocide and war of 1994.  It was originally set up by Bishop Onesphore RWAJE who is currently the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Rwanda.  

Pastor Rosemary Nyarugenge 1999

Since March 1999 David Dale has visited Nyarugenge every year and was until 2010 Commissary to Bishop Jered Kalimba, of Shyogwe Diocese  

There have been 6 Pastors since Pastor Rosemary and the current Pastor is Archdeacon Augustin Munyakazi who was appointed in 2013, seen below with his wife Violette.

Pastor of Nyarugenge                          



UPDATE

with

Rev'd Jim Stevens

Commissary to Bishop Jered Kalimba of Shyogwe Diocese

at

St John's Church Hall

Saturday 4th August at 7.00 pm

and

at the Morning Service in the Church

Sunday 5th August at 9.15 am