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About the Episcopal Church of Sudan & The Episcopal Church of South Sudan

by Michael Ford last modified 26 Jun, 2018 04:19 PM

Background information.

 
Originally a diocese of the province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, Sudan became a province in its own right in 1976. It had just four dioceses.

After surviving near constant civil war since 1956, the Episcopal Church of Sudan has grown into a fully autonomous province of 30 dioceses.

Since the Independence of South Sudan in 2011, the church remained as one Province - the Episcopal Church of South Sudan & Sudan - covering two countries, with the Internal Province of Sudan being created.

During 2016 and 2017, a number of Internal Provinces were created within South Sudan - Western Equatoria (Archbishop Peter Munde); Jonglei (Archbishop Ruben Akurdid); Upper Nile (Archbishop Hilary Garang); Northern Bhar el Ghazal (Archbishop Moses Deng Bol); Eastern Equatoria (Archbishop Bernard Oringa); Lakes (Archbishop Alapayo Kuctiel); and Central Equatoria (Archbishop Paul Yugusuk).

On 30 July 2017, the Archbishop of Canterbury (the Rt Revd Justin Welby) visited Khartoum to inaugurate the 39th Province in the Anglican Communion - the Province of Sudan.

On 19 January 2018, Archbishop Daniel Deng Bol officially retired. On 20 January, Maridi's Bishop Justin Badi Arama was elected the next Primate of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan. He was welcomed on 13 February 2018.

The Episcopal Church of Sudan and the Episcopal Church of South Sudan are recognised as two independent bodies. The Diocese of Salisbury will continue to work with both Provinces.

Contact:

Sudan Secretary
sudan.secretary@salisbury.anglican.org
01722 411922
Fax: 01722 411990

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