Diocese of Southern Highland are the among of Diocesan of Anglican Church of Tanzania, a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital, is the investment arm of the Anglican Church Diocese of Southern Highland. It not only holds movable and immovable property in trust for the Church but also generates income from the property and assets held in trust purely for the benefit of the whole Diocese of Southern Highland -Anglican Church. The head quarter of DSH is placed at Lupa way street/Uzunguni area in Mbeya City, Mbeya region located between Regional Commissioner’s Office and Stanbic bank.


DSH draws its mandate from the Provincial Synod as an organ of the Anglican Church of ACT. It exists to support the mission of the Anglican Church of Tanzania. Its mission is:

‘’ To proclaim the Kingdom of God through spiritual and socio-economic transformation and empowerment of individuals and communities to experience the fullness of life in God.’’


A sustainable Church working together effectively for the growth of God’s Kingdom through prayer, worship, preaching, teaching, pastoral care and social services.’’


Core Values

The Gospel.
Superior customer service.
Transparency and accountability.
Integrity and good stewardship.

Strategic Pillars

Enhanced Strategic Investments.
Enhanced Partnerships with Dioceses (Diocesan drive to self-sustenance)
Church worker’s personal development
Growth of the DSH Staff Provident Fund
Strengthened Trusteeship Role

Outreach Program for church
Visit Prisoners
Visit Orphanage
Community activities


Mother Union

The Mothers’ Union was started in 1918 at All Saints’ Cathedral but only among the European Ladies. On 4 March 1956, the first African Mothers’ Union members were enrolled.

The Mothers’ Union grew from strength to strength under the leadership of Mrs.; Gladys Beecher. She organized Kenyan and Tanzanian Mothers’ Union members to meet occasionally here in Tanzania or in Kenya. Successively, the wives to ACT-DSH Bishops have automatically assumed the roles of leaders of the Mother’s union with those of the Bishops taking leadership at the Diocesan level. The objectives of the Mothers’ union are:

  • To uphold Christ’s teaching on the nature of marriage and to promote its wider understanding.
  • To encourage parents to bring up their children in the faith and life of the Church.
  • To maintain a world-wide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service.
  • To promote conditions in society favorable to stable family life and the protection of children.
  • To help and comfort those met with adversity.
  • To support childhood and strengthen the talent of children through Sunday school program.

The Unions Motto is: I can do all things through him (Christ) who strengthens me, drawn from Phil. 4:13.  Its aim and purpose is to be concerned with all that strengthens and preserves marriage and Christian family life. 

The Mothers’ Union in the whole Province is united in its prayer, motto, objectives and commitment to God and humanity. The mothers are involved in different activities which include Fellowships, prayers, Mentorship programs, Micro-finance, Campaigns against domestic Violence, Child marriages and Female genital mutilation (FGM); advocating for the Protection of children, efforts to reduce and manage the spread of HIV/AIDs and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), Drug and Substance abuse, Children spacing, Agri-business and Caring centers for needy children.


DSH-Anglican Men`s Association

Diocese of southern Highland – Anglican Men’s Association traces its roots from the Mother’s Union operations. DSH AMA’s motto is: “As for me and my household will serve the Lord” Joshua 24:15-16. Its members are drawn from Anglican Clergy men and Laity. They must be over 25 years of age and Married. Membership is in some cases open to those below the age of 25, provided that they are married. The members must also ascribe to the Mission of the association and are publicly enrolled as members.

Objectives of AMA:

  • To help its members to grow in spirit, mind and body to be nurtured in faith for every good work.
  • To encourage its members to play an active part in the mission of the Church.
  • To promote Christian principles in national, civic and community life.
  • To encourage its members to undertake acts of Christian service for the distressed, disadvantaged, or disabled.
  • To encourage its members to use the gifts God has given them as good stewards of God’s varied grace.
  • To encourage its members to use their resources in supporting the work of the Church at all levels.
  • To encourage Anglican lay men and women to play a positive role as Christians in the political, social and economic life of the nation.
  • To honour the institution of marriage as ordained by God and to promote Christian family values.
  • To promote Christian Fellowship, Love and Unity in the Church and the society and to promote spiritual enthusiasm among its members.
  • To promote God’s Kingdom and to set forth his glory
  • To enhance Spiritual Growth, Personal Development and spread its ministry in the Anglican Church
  • Organizes and Holds regular meetings for prayer, ‘Bible Study and fellowship.
  • Organizes conferences, seminars, educational trips exchange visits and other activities for members for capacity building.
  • Contributes and helps in raising funds for the Association and special projects of the Church.
  • Supports individual members who offer themselves to serve the Church as full-time missionaries, evangelists, or pastors by prayers and finances.



Mission and Evangelism is the core of the Christian Church. Without mission the church is in danger of losing its focus and priorities. Every Christian is called to carry out Jesus’ mission to the world. In Matthew 28:19 we are told “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you”

Mission and Evangelism term as the Centre of all services in the Diocese of Southern Highlands.


The Youth are the most energetic group both physically and emotionally. If their energies are tapped, harnessed and well utilized they can be a great blessing to church and society. If not, they are the most vulnerable group because their energies can be abused.

DSH, had a vision for young people. So, ACT established the Tanzania Anglican Youth Organization (TAYO) with the main aim of bringing the young people back to the mainstream of the Church of Christ. During the capacity of the youth organization, Bishop Lugendo stressed in his teaching, the following as the Mandate of DSH-TAYO:

  • To relate to and respect the young people as persons (1st4:12). 
  • Help the young people develop a positive self-image in Jesus.
  • Accept young people as they are (1stCor 9:22)
  • Establish a close relationship with the young people. (1stThes 2:8), He encouraged being with them, rather than be like them.
  • Provide spiritual authority to the young people through working with them, and not just for them.

 The membership comprises of youth above the age of 18 to age 35, mostly unmarried. The TAYO leadership organizes for conferences at both the Diocesan and Provincial level to bring together Anglican youth to be taught about faith and their personal Growth.

TAYO members initiate projects which earn them an income and also provide employment. These include laundry, car wash, Bricks Making, Afya check program, Selling Christianity books, learning music center, making and selling tablecloths. The members also receive training in entrepreneurial skills and are encouraged to pursue education.

The TAYO Motto is “Be strong in the Lord “. TAYO has produced lay leaders, church leaders at all levels, and faithful church followers.

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