Welcome to the Croydon – Central Zimbabwe Link web site.

The Link wishes a blessed Christmas season to all, and a faithful New Year.

“One Link in two parts”

“I sincerely believe that we all need to stand on the shoulders of others in order see furthest.  Christian discipleship is based on the commandment that we must love one another. The equal partnership between the Diocese of Central Zimbabwe and the Episcopal Area of Croydon is a clear demonstration of obeying this commandment. The partnership has helped each of us to more easily travel the journey of faith in our different situations. Coming together is a beginning, staying together is great progress, but working to together is great success. We have worked together on several projects and will continue to work together for the sake of the Kingdom of God. In partnership with our brothers and sisters in the Episcopal area of Croydon, we have been able to work faster and be more innovative. I believe that this partnership will grow stronger as we pass it on to generations to come.”

Bishop Ignatius Makumbe ,
 Bishop of
Central Zimbabwe Diocese

“I am delighted that we have developed a true partnership of equals between the Diocese of Central Zimbabwe and the Croydon Episcopal Area. As fellow disciples of Jesus Christ, we are learning together how we may support and encourage each other in our different situations. In Zimbabwe and in England, we have difficulties to face and reasons to rejoice. Our link with each other is one of those reasons for rejoicing, and a means by which we are better equipped to face our challenges.”

Bishop Jonathan Clark,
Croydon Episcopal Area,
Southwark Diocese, UK

This web site is a joint effort between both parts of the Link and will be contributed to by both sides.  The web site is a reflection of the work and ethos of the Link.  It is designed to show people in each place – England and Zimbabwe – what life is like in both places.  The objective is to get to know each other better and to mutually share in our journeys of faith and understanding.

For the latest activities, please go to our “NEWS” page.

If you are a parish or an individual in the Croydon Episcopal Area in England or in Central Zimbabwe and you are wanting to establish a parish-to parish link, go to the Parish-2-Parish page for information.

If you are wanting to raise and send funds to Zimbabwe through the Link, go to the Funding Projects & Activities page for information on our procedures.