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Africa joins Ugandans to celebrate martyrs' day

More than one million Christians, including Anglicans and Catholics, from all over the world converged at Namugongo village in central Uganda last week (3 June), to commemorate the killing of 45 martyrs 130 years ago.

06 June 2016

Anglicans walk hundreds of miles to remember martyrs

For the last week all roads in Uganda have been leading to the Namugongo Anglican site where more than 20 Anglican Christians were brutally murdered over a century ago.

03 June 2016

Primate of Uganda warns against syncretism

The Archbishop of Uganda, the Most Revd Stanley Ntagali, has warned against syncretism – the practice of merging different religious beliefs. 

26 May 2016

Easter message from Archbishop Stanley Ntagali

An Easter message from the Most Revd Stanley Ntagali, Archbishop of Uganda and Bishop of Kampala (published on 23 March).

25 March 2016

Ugandan churches call for reform after electoral failings

The Uganda Joint Christian Council has called for discussions on electoral reform to “eliminate the malpractices witnessed in the elections of 2016 in future elections”. It made the call after releasing a preliminary report on last week’s presidential, parliamentary and local elections, which documents a series of failings in the electoral process.

26 February 2016

Ugandans urged to pray for elections on Archbishop Janani Luwum Day

The Archbishop of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali, has called on Christians to observe next week’s observance of martyred Archbishop Janani Luwum – for the first time a public holiday in Uganda – as a day of prayer for the national elections which take place two days later.

11 February 2016

Mothers' Union programme reduces domestic violence

Cases of domestic violence have reduced after the Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of in South Ankole, Uganda, undertook a programme of awareness raising, marriage counselling and radio talk shows.

04 February 2016

Christmas Message from the Primate of Uganda

Archbishop Stanley Ntagali’s 2015 Christmas Message 

15 December 2015

Pope Francis: Ugandan martyrs "continue to proclaim Jesus Christ and the power of his Cross"

The Pope has made a visit to the Anglican shrine to the Ugandan Martyrs in Namugongo, and spoke of the “ecumenism of blood”. 

30 November 2015

Pope to visit Anglican Martyrs Shrine in Uganda

Pope Francis will visit the shrine to the Anglican Martyrs in Namugongo on Saturday during a visit to Uganda and Kenya, before visiting the Roman Catholic shrine where he will celebrate Mass. Some 23 Anglican and 22 Roman Catholic converts to Christianity were brutally executed November 1885 and January 1887 on the orders of King Mwanga II of Buganda. 

25 November 2015

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C of E investment arm trebles capital in two decades

The Church of England’s investment arm, the Church Commissioners, has almost trebled the value of its investment fund over a 20-year period, it announced this week. The value of the Commissioners’ investment fund has grown from £2.4 billion at the start of 1995, to £7.00bn at the end of 2015; producing a return of 8.2 per cent last year.

ACC commits to "walking together" with the Primates

The Anglican Consultative Council has committed to “walk together” with the Primates of the Anglican Communion in response to Archbishop Justin Welby’s report on January’s Primates’ Gathering and Meeting which called for “consequences” for the US-based Episcopal Church following its decision to change its regulations to allow same-sex marriage.