Karibu (welcome)

Maureen Lawrence, president of the board of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), receives a welcome bouquet on behalf of the PWRDF delegation that arrived in Tanzania’s diocese of Masasi as Bishop James Almasi looks on.

Maureen Lawrence, president of the board of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), receives a welcome bouquet on behalf of the PWRDF delegation that arrived in Tanzania’s diocese of Masasi as Bishop James Almasi looks on.

Members of the Mother’s Union choir wait for the procession to start before the Mother’s Day service at Masasi’s Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Bartholomew.

Members of the Mother’s Union choir wait for the procession to start before the Mother’s Day service at Masasi’s Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Bartholomew.

The procession begins with a hymn.

A confirmand reflects during a quiet moment in the liturgy.

A confirmand reflects during a quiet moment in the liturgy.

Bishop David Irving, of the diocese of Saskatchewan, pauses to confer with a curate during one of the more than 80 confirmations held at the Mother’s Day service.

Bishop David Irving and Bishop James Almasi share a moment of levity while introducing the members of the PWRDF delegation.

The choirs lead the recession out of the cathedral, where members of the wider Masasi community, many of whom are Muslims, have gathered to observe the service.

Villagers in Nanganga, who have received livestock through a PWRDF program, gather to greet the PWRDF delegates.

Bishop James Almasi, of the diocese of Masasi, introduces the delegates to a village meeting in Ruponda.

The sun sets behind Masasi Mountain, illuminating the Anglican Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Bartholomew.

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