The Friends (UK) of Masindi-Kitara Diocese was officially formed as a charitable trust in 2008 to give support to the young and growing Diocese of Masindi-Kitara in Uganda. The people there have a living faith, are committed to Christ and his church, and are very welcoming. They are in a country which is financially poor and as a result the Church lacks important facilities. ‘The Friends’ raises money to support the diocese and is a registered UK charity (No.1146374) as well as being cleared for Gift Aided donations. At the moment the Trustees are giving priority to the training of clergy, readers and others. Thus, we are awarding grants towards the fees for ordinands at university and theological college and, more locally, for improving the Diocesan Training Centre.  

We do not have a formal membership or associated membership fees. Instead, the Trustees gratefully appreciate the support of informal ‘friends’, especially those who donate to the Trust as this allows the further funding of  the Trust’s Diocesan projects.  If you would like to find out more about the Diocese and the projects or to donate towards them, there are further details from the drop-down menu above this page. I hope that you can join with us in helping to spread the Gospel in this delightful but needy part of Uganda.  

(The Revd Canon) John Kirkby

Chairman of The Friends (UK) of Masindi-Kitara Diocese”.


Projects funded by The Friends (UK) of Masindi-Kitara Diocese

Successful projects:  

Lightning conductors for church schools
New roof for the Diocesan Training Centre
Secure doors and windows to the Diocesan Office
Provision of toilet for the Diocesan Offic
Repairs to the Bishop’s car
Furniture for the Diocesan Guest House
Water storage tank for the Bishop’s house

Ongoing projects:

College fees for 3 ordinands
Continuing finance for the Bishop’s net connection
Provision of a PA for the Bishop


Enquiries relating to the Diocese or The Friends are welcome and can be made by contacting the Trust Secretary, 77 Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4TG, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0)1525-376430; or by email to

Donations can be made by cheque to ‘FM-KD’ at the above address (a receipt can be provided upon request) or directly via PayPal, below. For donations from individual tax-payers, UK Gift Aid forms can be made available by email or post.

The Friends (UK) of Masindi-Kitara Diocese is registered with the UK Charity Commissioners as Charity No. 1146374 and with HMRC for Gift Aid purposes as Ref: XT17264.

You can donate directly to Masindi-Kitara Diocese here via Paypal.  Thank you.