|Posted by St Philips Theological College on October 15, 2011 at 1:30 AM|
Following a two week half term break, the college had an opening service on Sunday the 9th of October 2011. This was a special opening service as it was accompanied by the visit of a team from the Diocese of Rochester. This team was led by the Revd Jolande Marcussen. The Diocese of Rochester is a link Diocese to the Diocese of Mpwapwa, and the teams visit was in conjunction with the Dioceses celebration of 135 years since the gospel arrived in Mpwapwa, 20 years since the fomation of the Diocese of Mpwapwa which was split from the Diocese of Central Tanganyika and 50 years of the countries independence. The first missionaries who started the work such as John Price and Henry Cole were remembered. Revd Jolande was accompanied by Linda, Mike, Steve and his wife Sylvia. On the same occasion in Mpwapwa, Revd Jolande was made canon of the Diocese of Mpwapwa. At St Philips Revd Canon Jolande had an opportunity to preach and in her message emphasised on the significance of putting knowledge into action. Linda and Steve also took part in the readings. A month earlier, the college was also visited by The Revd Canon Archford Musondya from USPG. Canon Musondya's visit was also in part connection to his provincial tour, and to learn and share the experiences and challenges around the province.