|Posted by St Philips Theological College on April 24, 2015 at 4:30 PM|
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 Jacques Hadler from Virginia Theological Seminary USA (St Philips alumni), Revd Canon Hugh Prentice from Australia (St Philips Alumni), Revd Canon David Kitley from UK who also preached on the main service, and Mr Chris Moffet from the UK. They spoke on a range of topics relating to training and ministry and its challenges today. Revd Andrew Petit and Mr David Gibbons from St Mary's Church Cholsey - UK also led a four day seminar on Rooted in Jesus on the week following the celebrations.
Our main guest was The Honorouble deputy speaker of the national parliament and MP for Kongwa Mr Job Ndugai and he was accompanied by the Kongwa District Commissioner Hon. Alfred Msovella.
Following the service which was led by Bishops Dr Aaron Kijanjali and Dr Given Gaula, the Eucharist celebrated by His Grace Archbishop Dr Jacob Chimeledya there was tree planting and openning of the new toilet blocks and refurbished dinning hall and a community meal.