A link between St Luke’s and All Saints, Marondera was established in the late 1990’s as part of a diocesan link. St Luke’s is committed to pay £1,000 annually to support All Saints but due to the country’s political and economic challenges in recent years, this support was held in abeyance until it was possible to ensure the safe transfer of funds from St Luke’s to All Saints. St Luke’s gifts were restarted in 2019 and used as described below.
In 2017 Father Farai Kuwanda (below) was appointed Rector to take on the leadership of All Saints.
In November 2017, Dr Valerie Caton of St Luke’s “Mission Outreach and Giving” (MOG) Committee met Fr Farai at Harare Cathedral to restablish our link and in 2018, a WhatsApp group was created and this has enabled regular communication between St Luke’s MOG PCC and Committee members and All Saints’ Rector and Secretary. In February 2019, some photos of the church were received which help us to envisage better the environment of our sisters and brothers in Christ.
In December 2019, Valerie Caton revisited Harare (in her capacity as a Trustee of Camfed) and was able to meet Fr Farai and pass on a gift from St Luke’s together with our love.
In April 2021 and November 2020 St Luke’s PCC worked with Fr Farai and the Churchwardens and Committee at All Saints Church and the Bishop and Treasurer of Harare Diocese so that some 30 to 40 Food Parcels could be distributed to needy families in the All Saints Parish in Marondera.
Click here to see a short video of the organising and distrubuting of the Food Parcels during the week after Easter in April 2021…and here is another short video of a prayerful presntation of the parcels to some families.
And below you will see a Slideshow of some photos of the celebration and distribution in April 2021:
And below you will see a Slideshow of some photos of the celebration and distribution in November 2020:
In January 2020 St Luke’s financial support enabled the ceilings in some of the rooms in the Rectory which had been in urgent need of repair for some month to be repaired. St Luke’s agreed to fund the repairs which were organised by Fr Farai and some members of All Saints’ PCC. Now the rooms are back in safe working order and being used again to meet Parish needs.Here are some photos of before and after the work:
Here is a team photo sent to St Luke’s in 2018 and comprises (left to right – Front row) Father Farai Kuwanda, Martha Kanengoni (Church Warden), Eline Mutekede (Treasurer) and Audrey Chiremba (Parish Secretary); (left to right – Back row) Edward Matombo (Church Warden), Andrew Jenna and Charles Muswaka.
And here are a few more photos of All Saints received in 2018:
We look forward to continuing our WhatsApp exchanges and the opportunity to assist All Saints with other projects in the future.