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Presbyterian Church of East Africa
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PO Box 27573-00506 Myayo Stadium
Nairobi G.P.O.
Kenya (Africa)
Teléfono: +254 20 603 608, 608 848
Fax: +254 20 609 102
E-Mail: info@pcea.or.ke
No: 1390 / 1070

informaciones en la red:

URL: http://www.pcea.or.ke
idiomas disponibles en el sitio: English

This church grew out of a private venture. In 1891 a group of missionaries established a station at Kibwezi. At the end of the century, a new site was chosen in Kikuyu. In 1901 the Church of Scotland took responsibility for the work, continuing to combine evangelistic, educational, medical, and agricultural work. The development of the church was slow. The first baptism took place in 1907, and by 1913 membership had grown to only 87. In 1920 the first Kikuyu Kirk Session was set up which, together with the (white) Nairobi Kirk Session, formed the Presbytery of Kenya Colony. In 1926 the first eight Kenyans were ordained to the ministry (three came from Thoyoto, five from Tumutumu). In 1929 the issue of female cir-cumcision led to a controversy both in the church and the public arena. The decision of the church to declare circumcision incompatible with the Christian faith was regarded by Kikuyu leaders as an interference with their traditional customs and was rejected. Gradually church leadership passed into African hands. In 1945 the presby of Chania, which had resulted from the work of the (American) Gospel Missionary Society, became part of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa. In the ’40s and ’50s membership quickly rose, and in 1956 the church became fully inde-pendent, with a new constitution. The independent church also included the (white) Overseas Presbytery of Kenya (with a congregation in Dar es Salaam and one in Kampala), which had constituted itself separately in 1936. In 1964 the first Kenyan General Secretary, John Gatu, was appointed (1964-1979).
 

Note: We did not manage to contact this church. Therefore, we cannot exclude that its address has changed or that the church does not exist any more.
Whoever has information about this church may contact us. We will be happy to update our information.
 


datos de la iglesia

miembros
total: 3000000
congregaciones
(tradicional): 1020
comunidades domésticas
(comunidades en desarrollo): 0
ordenado(s)
total: 300
 
la ordenación de mujeres para el ministerio es usual
ancianos
total: 0
diácono(a)
total: 0
  existen instituciones diaconales
misioneros(as)
total: 0
 
existe labor misionera en el extranjero
bautizo
bautismo de niños y creyentes
padrinos de bautizo
no hay informaciones acerca de padrinos
Santa Cena
por año: 12
publicaciones
no hay informaciones acerca de la edición de revistas propias
instituciones de formación teológica

 
número: 5

colegios científico-humanistas
existen otros colegios
año de fundación
1956
estructura organizacional
Parishes, Presbytery, General Assembly
idiomas oficiales
  • English
  • Swahili
  • Meru
  • Kiswahili
  • Kikamba
  • Gikuyu
  • Kimeru
  • Masai
confesión
  • Confesión de Westminster (1646/47)
  • Credo de los Apóstoles
  • Credo Niceno (381)
cooperación con
participación en

asociaciones internacionales

miembros, instituciones representantes y contrapartes:

 

última actualización: 01.03.2006
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