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St James's Church, Namutumba, Uganda

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The Catholics of Namutumba first asked for our help in 2002. Since then St Mary's, Monmouth, and St Mary & St Michael, Llanarth, together with other donors, have sent generous annual donations sufficient to build a large church dedicated to St. James.

The new target is to help them build a house for a priest. When this is done the Bishop has promised that St James's will become a proper parish with a priest instead of just an "outstation" with Mass only a couple of times a year.

Joseph Baganda, the catechist in charge at St James's, writes "We are grateful to you for all your donations and we always remember you in our Sunday prayers."

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Father Joseph Kizito baptising during Mass  at St James's, Feb 2008

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Constructing two pit latrines behind the church, Feb 2009

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A house for a priest. Foundations and walls as at April 2009.

Report by Frances David, July 2009