Uganda Link

Frances David has been instrumental in developing a thriving link between the parishes of Monmouth and Llanarth and St James's Church, Namutumba, Uganda. Julie Lunt was able to visit in August 2011, and we hope this will open the way to further devlopments in our relationship.

The Catholics of Namutumba first asked for our help in 2002. Since then
St Mary's, Monmouth, and St Mary & St Michael, Llanarth, together with
other donors, have sent generous annual donations sufficient to build a
large church dedicated to St. James.

The new target is to help them build a house for a priest. when this is done the Bishop has promised that St James's will become a proper parish with a priest instead of just an "outstation" with Mass only a couple of times a year.

Joseph Baganda, the catechist in charge at St James's, writes "We are grateful to you for all your donations and we always remember you in our Sunday prayers."

 

  A house for a priest. Foundations and walls as at April 2009.

  Constructing two pit latrines behind the church, Feb 2009

A house for a priest. Foundations and walls as at April 2009.

Report by Frances David, July 2009

 

St James church
baptism at St James
St James priest house
St James Latrines