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Posted by St Philips Theological College on April 24, 2015 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

St Philips is 100 years old

On 9th November 2014 St Philips Theological College marked 100 years of its ministry.

Representatives from various Anglican dioceses in Tanzania, other denominations, Anglican training institutions, missionaries, alumni and friends from all around the world met to celebrate the occassion. Speakers during seminars and discussion groups included Professor Gary Badcock from Huron University College Canada (the founders of St Philips), Prof Jacq...

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Graduation 2014

Posted by St Philips Theological College on July 9, 2014 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

On the 7th of June we said goodbye to 29 students, who graduated following their three years at the college. The students who graduated came from all the represented dioceses of the Anglican Church while others came from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania and the Moravian Church of Tanzania. Our Guest of Honour was scheduled to be the Deputy Speaker of the Tanzanian of the Tanzanian National Parliament and MP for Kongwa, but unfortunately he was not able to come but sent a representa...

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Welcome 2014

Posted by St Philips Theological College on February 6, 2014 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (0)

On Sunday the third of February, our first term of second semmester was opened by a chapel service. The message was on  'Depending on God' in which we were remnded that in all we do God is above all, and in the midst of all our efforts  we are reminded to depend on Him. The next day in the staff meeting the staff also were encouraged amidst the challenges we have this year in marking the centenary.  The next activity heading towards the centenary will be the sponsored walk, whi...

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Posted by St Philips Theological College on January 14, 2014 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)

With great sadness we received the news of the sudden death of our dear friend, colleague and partner in the Gospel. Andy was a true disciple of Jesus whose desire was to live for him and to truely witness in word and deed. Although he was far away we still hoped to see him one day in this world. But with his departure we still have hope of seeing him in the world to come before our Father's presence. 

We thank Revd Dr Phil Groves and Canon Hugh Prentice for breaking this news to t...

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Second Centenary Fundraising

Posted by St Philips Theological College on November 1, 2013 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Following the Centenary Committee meeting held at Archbishops Lodge in Dodoma on Thursday the 12 of September the committee has planned for a second fundraising event to be held at St Philips Kongwa on  the 24th of November 2013. The plan is to move forward with plans to start building the health center. Please if you are a St Philips friend join us with you support by contacting us on our email: or ring at: 0768714032 or 0719400502.

Your gifts and...

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New Steering Committee Chair

Posted by St Philips Theological College on September 29, 2013 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

From the 25th to the 26th of September bishops from the Anglican Church of Tanzania met in Dodoma for the House of Bishops meeting followed by the Standing Committee. Following these meetings, the bishops representing the Inter-Diocesan Council (IDC) Mainland met briefly and appointed the new chairman for St Philip's Steering Committee. The bishop elected for the post was The Rt Revd Isaiah Chambala bishop of the Diocese of Kiteto. Bishop Chambala replaces Bishop Sadock Makaya from the Dioces...

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Posted by St Philips Theological College on September 27, 2013 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)

It is all exciting and it certainly is a milestone. The college started 100 years ago in November 1914 founded by a Canadian missionary (T.B.R Westgate). He was sent by CMS to what was then Tanganyika Territory, to start training local church leaders. A college was founded, Huron College, later to be St Philip's Theological College as it is known today. Since then many staff members from all around the world taught, administered and served in many ways making the college what it is today. We...

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New Partnership Link with SEITE

Posted by St Philips Theological College on August 17, 2013 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)
In 2012 the first contact was made between St Philip's Theological College and the South East Institute for Theological Education (SEITE). From this the idea of a partnership link was born! An encouraging first meeting between the principals took place in Oxford  in August 2013 and they agreed to explore ways of bringing two leading Anglican theological colleges closer together.


Posted by St Philips Theological College on February 27, 2013 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The Provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of Tanzania met on Thursday the 21st of February 2013 at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Dodoma to elect the new Primate. Following the elections, the bishop of Mpwapwa Diocese the Rt Revd Dr Jacob Chimeledya was elected to be the 6th Primate of the Anglican Church of Tanzania. Bishop Chimeledya will replace the Rt Revd Dr Valentino Mokiwa of the Diocese of Dar es Salaam. Bishop Jacob studied at the The Institute of Development and Managemen...

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General Synod Meeting Begins

Posted by St Philips Theological College on November 24, 2011 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Today the General Synod meeting began under the chairmanship of the Most Revd Dr Valentino Mokiwa Primate of the Anglican Church of Tanzania. Members who arrived since yesterday met together with an opening act of worship led by the Archbishop Dr Mokiwa who was assisted by the Bishop of Morogoro The Rt. Revd Godfrey Sehaba. Following a short breakfast break, a Bible Study followed, which was led by retired Bishop of Mpwapwa The Rt. Revd Dr Simon Chiwanga. This was then followed by the Archbis...

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