Anglican Church of Rwanda -Cyangugu Diocese
Welcome to EAR CYANGUGU DIOCESE
Cyangugu Dioceseis located in the Western Province of Rwanda,It was officially opened in 1993 after former Butare diocese which was divided into four dioceses: Butare, Kigeme,Shyogwe and Cyangugu.
As a diocese it operates in two administrative districts of Nyamasheke and Rusizi. It borders two countries: Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The diocese formerly had one archdeaconry until 2002 when a new archdeaconry Nyarusange was established. Currently the diocese has 5 archdeaconries with twenty five parishes,five in CYANGUGU,three in BWEYEYE,Five in BANDA,six in NYARUSANGE and five in BUGARAMA.
This area is said to be hilly and has some valleys with the most common and productive being Bugarama Valley found few kilometers to Burundi boarder. Half way surrounded by Lake Kivu where we have a Parish with one Church in Island of Nkombo.
The biggest part diocese is covered by Nyungwe National park and cyamudongo forest where we have some parishes that boarders the forest such as : Banda,Gakenke,Bweyeye,Rasano and cyato and Hot springs near Bugarama parish