eldoret

The ACK Diocese of Eldoret was created in January 1983 following the sub-division of the former Diocese of Nakuru and inaugrated on 5th June 1983. On 1st July, 1997 the Diocese of Kitale was carved off leaving the present Diocese of Eldoret.

It covers four administrative districts namely: Nandi South, Nandi North, Keiyo and Uasin Gishu. Eldoret has a population of 598, 295 with 29, 490 Anglicans. 46 Parishes have been established as a strategy of the church to reach the locals.

     
The Current Bishop    

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Christopher K. Ruto
(Consecrated & Enthroned January 9, 2011)

P.O. Box 3404, Eldoret
Tel Office 053-62785
Fax. 053-2062784/5
E-mail: ackeldoret@africaonline.co.ke

 
     
The Diocese has;
• 4 Archdeaconries • 46 Parishes • 535 congregations • 117 Priests
• 29,490 Anglicans
 
   
History of the Diocese  

The ACK Diocese of Eldoret was created in January 1983 following the sub-division of the former Diocese of Nakuru and inaugrated on 5th June 1983. On 1st July, 1997 the Diocese of Kitale was carved off leaving the present Diocese of Eldoret.

Eldoret town which is the diocesan headquarters, is the second largest town in Rift Valley Province with over 100,000 inhabitants. The Diocese serves the Administrative Districts of Nandi, Uasin Gishu and Keiyo Districts. The Anglican population is estimated at over 300,000 members.

It had a total of 17 parishes and two (2) missionary areas, which rose to 40 parishes and saw the subdivision of the diocese to create Kitale diocese, for close administration.

The diocese currently has a total number of 38 parishes, 2 sub-parishes and 3 missionary areas.

The first bishop was the late Rt. Rev. Alexander Kipsang Muge then succeeded by the Rt. Rev. Stephen Kewasis in 1991 who later on moved to Kitale diocese after the subdivision in 1997. The third Bishop now is Rt. Rev. Thomas Kibet Kogo.

Our Vision
An empowered, God fearing church, built on the foundation of the apostolic faith in Christ Jesus, called to serve God's people wholistically.

Our Mission
To bring all people into a living relationship with God in Jesus Christ and each other, through preaching, evangelism, teaching, healing, baptism and providing an enabling environment to exploit their potential for the good of mankind to the glory of God.

 
   
Projects/Institutions that fall under Eldoret Diocese  
1. Eldoret Region Christian Community Services
2. C.I.T.C. (Christian Intermediate Training Centre) Kapsabet
3. C.B.R. (Community Based Rehabilitation Centre)
4. T.E.E. (Theological Education By Extension)
5. K.H.C. (Kimngoror Health Centre)
 
   
DEACONRIES AND PARISHES
 
   
ST PAULS ARCHDEACONRY  

St Pauls Eldoret Deanery
St Pauls Parish, P.O. Box 745, Eldoret. (Tel 0321-22188)
Turbo Parish, PO Box 279, Turbo (Tel 53062)
St Stephens Sugoi Parish, PO Box 6785, Eldoret.

Emmanuel Deanery
Emmanuel Parish, P.O. Box 2763, Eldoret
St Stephens Aturei Parish, PO Box 1313, Eldoret.
St Andrews Langas Parish, P.O. Box 6733, Eldoret

Moiben Deanery
Moiben Parish, P.O. Box 2449, Eldoret.
Ziwa Parish, PO Box 77, Ziwa.
Legebet Parish, P.O. Box 2449, Eldoret.
St Barnabas Kipsomba Parish, P.O. Box 5, Soy.

Sergoit Deanery
Sergoit Parish, P.O. Box 3775, Eldoret.
Iten Parish, P.O. Box 329, Iten.
Tambach Missionary Area

 
   
ST MATHEWS ARCHDEACONRY  
Eldoret South Deanery
St Mathews Pro-Cathedral Parish, P.O. Box 391, Eldoret (Tel 32031)
Tarakwa Parish, P.O. Box 172, Burnt Parish
Cheptiret Parish, P.O. Box 8421, Eldoret.

Chepkorio Deanery
St Peters Chepkorio, P.O. Box 7115, Eldoret. (Tel 63 Chepkorio)
Kaptagat Parish, P.O.Box 873, Eldoret.
St Bartholomews Chororget Parish, P.O. Box 902, Eldoret.
St Margarets Kipkabus Parish, P.O. Box 64, Kipkabus.
St James Metkei Parish, P.O. Box 94, Ainabkoi.
Soin Missionary Area, P.O. Box 3, Kiwarer.
 
   
KAPSABET ARCHDEACONRY  
Kapsabet Deaconry
St Barnabas Parish, P.O. Box 58, Kapsabet.
Soiyet Parish, P.O. Box 147, Nandi Hills.
Nandi Hills Parish, P.O. Box 79, Nandi Hills (Tel 0326-43126)
Meteitei sub-Parish, P.O. Box 79, Nandi Hills
Emmanuel Kiborgok, P.O. Box 1043, Kapsabet.
Kiminda Parish

Ol’lessos Deanery
Ol’lessos Parish, P.O. Box 14, Lessos (Tel 0326-35413)
Tulon Parish, P.O. Box 282, Kapsabet
Sigilai Parish, P.O. Box 204, Lessos

Aldai Deaconry
St Stephens Ibanja Parish, P.O. Box 30, Kapcheno (Tel 0326-431118)
Koyo Parish, P.O. Box 77, Kapcheno.
Koitabut Parish, P.O. Box 137, Serem
Chemase Sub-Parish, P.O. Box 77, Kapcheno
Gambo sub-Parish, P.O. Box 137, Serem
 
   
KABIYET ARCHDEACONRY  
Kebulonik Deanery
St Johns Kebulonik Parish, P.O. Box 14, Kabiyet
St Mathews Septonok Parish, P.O. Box 264, Kapsabet
Mosop East Parish, P.O. Box 481, Kapsabet
St Peters Eisero Parish, P.O. Box 30, Kabiyet

Kapkoimur Deanery
Cheptii Parish, P.O. Box 7334, Eldoret
Kapchumba Parish, P.O. Box 64, Chepterwai
Kapkoimur Parish, P.O. Box 7580, Eldoret
Kamasai Missionary Area, P.O. Box 7580, Eldoret
 
   
Other addresses:  
St Pauls Theological College, P.O. Box 18, Kapsabet
Tel. 0326-2053 E-mail: ackstpaulskapsabet@africaonline.co.ke
Mothers Union, P.O. Box 3404, Eldoret.
Youth Department, P.O. Box 3404, (Tel 0321-62785)
Community Based Rehabilitation, (CBR).
P.O. Box 3404, Eldoret (Tel 0321-63360) Fax. 0321-62472.
ACK Regional Company Ltd., P.O. Box 6495, Eldoret.
(Tel 0321-62784/62469 Fax. 0321-62472)
CITC Kapsabet, P.O. Box 891, Kapsabet (Tel 0326-2451)
Kimng’oror Health Centre, P.O. Box 64, Chepterwai (Tel 51, Chepterwai)
Kapsabet Zonal Office, P.O. Box 18, Kapsabet (Tel 0321-62784).
Eldoret Zonal Office, P.O. Box 6495, Eldoret (Tel 0321-62784).
Stewardship/Education Department, P.O. Box 3404, Eldoret.
(Tel 0321-62785)
 
   
Other Diocesan Departments:  
P.O. Box 3404, Eldoret (Tel 0321-62784/5)  
     
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