St James's Church, Namutumba, Uganda
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."
Father Joseph Kizito baptising during Mass at St James's, Feb 2008
Constructing two pit latrines behind the church, Feb 2009
A house for a priest. Foundations and walls as at April 2009.
Report by Frances David, July 2009