St Philip’s Theological College

St Philip’s Theological College is located in Mpwapwa Diocese, with the Diocesan Bishop being a Patron of the College.   

St Philip’s has been preparing people for ministry for over a century and currently offers a variety of courses including Certificate and Diploma courses in theology. 

In a beautiful setting overlooking the plains of Kongwa, St Philip’s welcomes individuals and teams.  Friends in Rochester have blessed the College through bursaries for students, water provision, micro watering and water filters, computers, wi-fi, and teaching.

Thanks to support from parishes in Rochester Diocese, priests in training at St Philip’s Theological College Tanzania are able to learn techniques of using drip feed agriculture to combat chronic water shortage and food poverty.  

In 2017 a plot was established in scrubland at the college, using local plans and labour, and funded by donors at St Mark’s Church Bromley.

During the rainy season, as shown in these 2019 photos, the whole college is involved in growing fruit and green vegetables.  An inspiring example of Christian collaboration arising out of our links with Mpwapwa Diocese.  

St Mark’s Bromley say:

“We are inspired to know that raising a small amount of money has empowered the community at St Philip’s Theological College Tanzania.  For the college, sustainable fruit and vegetable growing, and chance to learn how to make best use of minimal technology.  For St Mark’s, to know we can make a difference.  Christian love, and mutual respect are wonderful by-products of such links.”

Christina Parry is St Philip’s Representative in Rochester Diocese and can be contacted via


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