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 has been held in abeyance.
In 2017 Father Farai Kuwanda (below) was appointed 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’ Vicar 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 January 2020 arrangements were agreed whereby St Luke’s financial support could recommence. This was timely since the ceilings in some of the rooms in the Vicarage had been in urgent need of repair for some months. St Luke’s agreed to fund these repairs and they were organised by Father 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.