The DNU is a faith-based organization that belongs to the global Anglican Communion. The diocese began in March 1903 when the first Church Missionary Society entered Acholi land. Its first Acholi mission was established at Keyo (1904–08). Diocesan status was granted in 1961 when the DNU was carved from the Diocese of Upper Nile.
The DNU is located within the districts of Gulu and Amuru in Northern Uganda, and covers an area of 11,734 km 2. The area has a tropical climate characterized by orographic rainfall and the predominant vegetation is largely composed of savanna grassland.
The area has a total population of about 450,000 people, most of whom were confined to one of the 51 IDP camps during the war. Now that the area has returned to relative peace, about 80 percent of those displaced have left the camps and gone back to their villages. This has placed enormous pressure on already weakened family support systems, social services and natural resources.
More information from the website.
An invitation to a special occasion 29 April 2013
At Michaelmas this year I will have been ordained priest for 25 years. To mark this milestone, there will be a special Sung Eucharist at 12 noon on Saturday 28th September in St Margaret’s Church, followed by a buffet lunch in St Margaret’s Institute. Please put this date in your diary, I would love you to come. If you can come to the lunch, please can you let Kathryn know by 1st September (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Other Notices 29 March 2013
St Margaret’s Church 2013 Stewardship Campaign —see this page.
Easy fundraising —see this page.
Weekly rotas —see this page.
Items for notices or pewsheet to Kathryn Bunch
or email@example.com by noon on Thursday
We are a traditional, vibrant church. The Eucharist is central to our worship.
We follow the liturgical year, celebrating major festivals and Saints’ Days, enriching and uplifting our worship through colour and sound.
Our aim is to provide a worshipping environment in which people of all ages, both individuals and families, are welcomed as part of a wider family.
Our flourishing choir and fine organ make a major contribution to the strong musical dimension of our services, following the very best choral tradition of English music.
We encourage the development of faith through exploration, learning from each other and supporting each other in our life of faith. The active Sunday school furthers this aim. We aim to encourage one another to a commitment to a life of prayer and in particular to pray regularly for one another.
St Margaret’s Church is located on the corner of St Margaret’s and Kingston Road: see the map.
St Margaret’s is closely involved with the local Church of England Primary School, SS. Philip and James School, and St Margaret’s Institute, our local community centre (contacts here). In addition we support a number of outreach projects.
The parish War Memorial is situated in the corner of St Margaret’s churchyard.
St Margaret’s is part of the Church of England, and is located in the Diocese of Oxford. It forms part of a Joint Benefice uniting the parish of St Giles’ with the parish of St Margaret’s Church and the (now closed) church of St Philip and St James (Phil & Jim).
We believe in God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.