THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF CAMEROON
THE REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON; AN AFRICAN COUNTRY SITUATED ON THE GULF OF GUINEE. GREEN RED AND YELLOW WITH A YELLOW STAR IN THE MIDDLE ARE THE COLOURS THAT MAKE UP OUR NATIONAL EMBLEM, THE FLAG.
CAMEROON SHARES BOUNDARY WITH NIGERIA, EQUATORIAL GUINEE, GABON CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD AND CONGO
Cameroon is on the Gulf of Guinea with a total population of 23,130,708 (2014 census). It is a Central African country of varied terrain and wildlife. Its inland capital, Yaoundé, and its biggest city, the seaport Douala, are transit points to ecotourism sites as well as beach resorts like Kribi – near the Chutes de la Lobé waterfalls, which plunge directly into the sea –and Limbe, home to a wildlife center.
Because of its modest oil resources and favourable agricultural conditions, Cameroon has one of the best-endowed primary commodity economies in sub-Saharan Africa. Still, it faces many of the serious problems confronting other underdeveloped countries, such as stagnant per capita income, a relatively inequitable distribution of income, and a generally unfavourable climate for business enterprise. Since 1990, the government has embarked on various IMF and World Bank programs designed to spur business investment, increase efficiency in agriculture, improve trade, and recapitalize the nation's banks. The IMF is pressing for more reforms, including increased budget transparency, privatization, and poverty reduction programs.
Cameroon has a real growth rate of 4.6%. It has an unemployment rate of 30% (2001 est.) and the population below the poverty line is almost half of the total population. It has a low inflation rate of 2.6% (2013 est.) making business conducive.
THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF CAMEROON
The Anglican Diocese of Cameroon is a part of the churches that make up the Anglican Communion world-wide. It is one of the Dioceses that constitute the Church of the Province of West Africa, precisely it belongs to the Internal Province of West Africa (IPWA).
It has 24 parishes and 18 Priests. There are 4 Archdeaconries with a congregation population of more than 10,000. These are potential direct customers of any conceived project.
There are four Archdeaconries that make up the Diocese namely:
I North West and Western Archdeaconry in the North West and Western Regions of Cameroon
This comprises of the following churches
1.All Saints Parish Bamenda
2.King of Kings Anglican Church in Ndu,
3.Holy Trinity Church in Bafoussam
4.Anglican Church in Mbengwi
II South West Archdeaconry in the Southern Region of Cameroon
1.St. Paul’s Parish Kumba
2.St. Andrews Parish Tiko
3.St. Peters Parish Limbe
4.St. Matthews Church Buea
5.Calvary Church Tombel
6.Anglican Missionary Church Koussala
III Littoral Archdeaconry in the Littoral Region of Cameroon
1.St. St. Michael’s and All Angels Cathedral Douala,
2.Emmanuel Miracle Parish Douala,
3.New Covenant Parish Douala,
4.Victory Anglican Church Douala,
5.Anglican Missionary Church Youpwe Douala,
6.St. George’s Anglican Church Mbanga,
7.Our Saviour’s Church Kotto Pendaboko,
8.Christ Church Trois Boutigue Douala,
9.Good Shepherd Church Akwa North Douala
VI Center Archdeaconry in the Center and Adamawa Regions of Cameroon.
1.St. James Church Ngaoundere,
2.St. John’s Parish in Ngoussso Yaounde,
3.Christ Anglican Church Mokolo Yaounde,
4.Christ Roi Parish Ahala in Yaounde,
5.St. Theresa’s Church Yeugassi Yaounde,
6.Anglican Missionary Church Obala Yaounde
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The Anglican Church of Cameroon is a church which could be described as a mustard seed which has grown from a single Parish to a Diocese today. It all began with some civil servants and some traders from Togo, Nigeria, and other nationals with Cameroonians. During the colonial era, the British who were pioneers of Anglicanism built chapels in the plantations where they found themselves. The Church of Epiphany in Limbe (then Victoria) currently running. Because of challenges in the Parish management in the plantations, this embryo church could not survive.Read more: About us
After this closure, the Church embarked on a wider search for an Episcopal oversight. Several appeals were made to several Provinces of the Communion. The Archbishop of Canterbury, His Grace the Most Revd A.K. RUNICE was contacted and the case of Cameroon featured and was given due consideration. At the suggestion of the Anglican consultative Council, A.C.C., the then Archbishop George D. BRONNE (of blessed memory), primate of CPWA and Bishop of Liberia visited Cameroon from the 14th to the 21st October 1988. Sequel to this visit, the following development was established. 1. A Council called “The Council of Advice” was established to be a liaison between the Church and the Government of Cameroon. 2. The President of Cameroon,Read more: The Episcopal Oversight Of The Church Of The Province Of WEST AFRICA (CPWA)