Minchinhampton Masasi Group

We are an informal group of people who have fallen under the spell of Tanzania and its wonderful hospitable people, particularly our brothers and sisters in the Anglican Diocese of Masasi in the south east of the country. We meet to exchange news and to plan ways of supporting the work of the Bishop and his team, including bicycles for the priests, a tractor for the school, an HIV/Aids education programme, new roofs for churches along with many others.

Minchinhampton PCC has given grants for projects, and parishioners are generous in supporting our fundraising efforts. We welcome others who would like to join us.

Below left is Masasi Cathedral, and right is Masasi Hill with the Millennium Cross in the foreground.

Masasi CathedralMasasi Hill and Millennium Cross






Minchinhampton’s link with the Diocese of Masasi

The Parish Church has had links with the Diocese of Masasi, in Tanzania, since 1959 when John and Benita Cornwall moved into the Rectory. John and Benita had met in Masasi, where John had worked as a priest and teacher for over 20 years, and Benita worked as a maths teacher.

Masasi is also where they make the palm crosses to supply African Palms, in the UK and the USA.

Click also on Friends of Masasi and Newala for more information.

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