EAR Shyira Diocese

BISHOP: The Rt Rev Dr Mugisha M Samuel


P.O.Box 26 Musanze

Tel: (+250) 780608164

Email: info@shyiradiocese.org

Email: shyiradiocese@yahoo.com

Shyira Diocese was established in 1984, Shyira Diocese is Headed by The Rt Rev Dr Mugisha M Samuel

with 9 Archdeaconries. Please Visit the Shyira Diocese Website at https://shyiradiocese.org/


Shyira Diocese

Cathedral Archdeaconry is located in the mountainous areas which harbors the Mountain gorillas the world’s endangered species. It’s located in Musanze District a home of many hotels which host tourists. It is bordered with three archdeaconries of Shyira Diocese; In the East there is Gitare Archdeaconry, in the west there is Mukamira Archdeaconry, and in the South there is Jomba Archdeaconry.


St. John the Baptist Cathedral is Located in Shyira Diocese in Musanze district, the most mountainous district of Rwanda. Diocese’s headquarters is in Ruhengeri. Work to meet the needs of our faith communities in the Four Districts of

  • Musanze district
  • Burera district
  • Gakenke district
  • Nyabihu district.

It was established in 1984, Shyira Diocese has 332 local congregations served through 9 Archdeaconries namely

 Over 49 parishes and over 23 sub-parishes with 96,096 church memberships. 52 primary and secondary schools subsidized by the government, but whose spiritual leadership, nurture and infrastructure development is in the hands of the diocese. 217 pre-primary child care centers in our local congregations designed to offer pre-primary education and care where the government does not. Sonrise Christian Boarding School whose mission is to provide the educational, physical, health and spiritual needs of the children that God has placed in our care. it has 4 Health Center, 694 Savings Groups created to empower people economically and foster saving. Mother’s Union, a women’s ministry that also runs economic empowerment programs designed to teach widowed and HIV+ women marketable skills. Have a mission to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, nurture believers, encourage and enable Christians to live after Jesus in obedience of the Holy Scripture.

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