December 2004. 1966 All missionaries had to depart from Burma. 1900 W. C. B. Purser stated mission in Kyatlatt. Church of the Province of Myanmar. The Church of the Province of Burma was created as an independent province of the Anglican Communion on 22 February 1970, and changed its name … [2] With independence the number of Anglicans in the country decreased with the departure of the British and the subsequent exodus of the Anglo-Burmese and Anglo-Indians. 1899–1900 Taking centre in Prome, G. Whitehead started mission among Chin tribes. Evening Bible class for lay people was opened in Anglican Religious Training Centre in Rangoon (Yangon). In Hooker's model scripture is the primary means of arriving at doctrine and things stated plainly in scripture are accepted as true. 2006 the first gathering of Church of the Province of Myanmar was celebrated on Taungoo Diocese. 1893 Hackeny opened St Peter's Bible School in Taungoo. Show more Show less. Sep 2017 – Present 2 years 5 months. On 28 April 2014 the Bishop of Atlanta, the Rt. The Church of the Province of Burma was created as an independent province of the Anglican Communion on 22 February 1970, and changed its name to the Church of the Province of Myanmar when the new country's name was adopted in 1989. He was first a parish priest, then becoming lecturer and afterwards dean of the Holy Cross Theological … Jesus Christ is fully human and fully God. 1995 Social development projects were started in every diocese. The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. 1973 The first summer training course of Central Rangoon Religious Education Committee was started. 1935-1954 George A. The current archbishop of Myanmar and bishop of Yangon is Stephen Than Myint Oo. In January, Taungoo Missionary Diocese became Taungoo Diocese and John Wilme, the former principal of Holy Cross Theology College, became the first bishop of Taungoo Diocese. 1986 Mission in Hakhine hill was started. 1904 Some Pow Karens from Kyaundawkalay located in delta began to enter into Anglican instruction. Purser's wife began mission among mothers in Kemmedine. The current Archbishop of Myanmar and Bishop of Yangon is Stephen Than Myint Oo. Erected 1990 from Yangon diocese; St Mark's Cathedral, Sittwe. He started the self-supporting programme in Pann. Taking responsibility as the editor, Elijah began to published the New Letter of the Church. T.Richard started mission in east Pazondaung in Rangoon. An American bishop has banned the possession of firearms on all church properties following the enactment of a state law permitting churches to regulate handguns in churches. Starting in the early 1800s, Anglican chaplains and missionaries worked in Burma (now called Myanmar), which was ruled by Britain from 1824 to 1948. Archbishop Stephen Than Myint Oo was one of the seven Anglican archbishops that took place in the enthronement of Foley Beach as the second Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America on 9 October 2014. The Church of the Province of Myanmar in Asia is a member church of the Anglican Communion. Until 1930 the church was part of the Church of England in India but it was then made an autonomous ecclesiastical province of the Anglican Communion and renamed the Church of India, Burma and Ceylon. Founded in 1949 as Burma Christian Council, which became Burma Council of Churches in 1972 and was renamed Myanmar Council of Churches in 1989 (forerunner: the Burma Regional Council under the National Christian Council of India, Burma & Ceylon founded in 1914). Francis Ah Mya became the first archbishop of the Church of the Province of Burma. In 1877 the diocese of Rangoon was inaugurated. The adage refers to the historical sequence of British merchants, military, and missionaries who moved successively into Myanmar to trade, then to … Bible ministry in Myanmar (Formerly known as Burma) was started by the British and Foreign Bible Society in 1889.Due political change in 1962, the ministry was reorganized as independent and autonomous Bible Society of Myanmar in 1964, led by national leaders. In the same year Emmanuel Church in Monyin was consecrated. 1921 Samuel U Tun who was an Asho Chin, and Nashone Mahn Own Bwint who was a Karen, were ordained as deacons and who were the first clergy for their respective tribes. The Primus of the … 1959 Some students from Holy Cross Theological College were sent abroad for further study. In 1877 the diocese of Rangoon was inaugurated. 1967 “ The Three in One Project” was started with sixteen young people in Indaw in Upper Burma. It was only in 1853 that the first missionaries arrived. U Tote Yow who is a Khume Chin and U Yone Htow received deacon ordinations. 04/10/2019 Archbishop Welby expresses vision for Anglican Communion at East Asian Anglican meeting. 1875 Because of their internal problem, many Karen Baptists from Taungoo came into the Anglican Church and thus the Karen Anglican population increased dramatically in Taungoo. The Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma) A Christmas Message in Burmese from Archbishop Stephen Than Myint Oo, Archbishop of Myanmar and Bishop of Yangon; Scottish Episcopal Church. ABM has partnered with the Church of the Province of Myanmar (CPM) since 1992 to address these challenges, working together to implement programs relating to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Education and Livelihoods. [10], The Church of the Province of Myanmar is a member of the Global South and the Global Anglican Future Conference, and has been involved in the Anglican realignment. Church: Church of the Province of Myanmar: In office: 2008-present: Predecessor: Samuel San Si Htay: Orders; Consecration: 2005 by Samuel San Si Htay: Personal details; Born: 1958: Ecclesiastical career. coordinate with communications efforts of the Church of the Province of Myanmar. 1936 On 3 May, as the first Karen national, Saya Saw Satphaw, was ordained as a deacon by BCMS mission in Monyin. 1930 Church of India, Burma and Ceylon was formed and opened. Related news. Issues that are ambiguous are determined by tradition, which is checked by reason. Asia. A local version of the Book of Common Prayer is used. Rangoon Diocesan Trust Assiociation was formed. 1993 In place of San Si Htay who had become the general secretary of Myanmar Council of Churches (MCC), J. 1947 Rangoon Diocesan Council was held in Moylmein. 1914 The first Rangoon Diocesan Council was held in Rangoon. 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex - Switzerland, WCC mourns passing of Rev. Overseas briefs May 9, 2014. The province comprises the entire country of Myanmar. 1882-1903 John Miller Strachan (the second bishop of Rangoon). History. The Province of Burma was formed in 1970 with four dioceses; there are now six. 1909 R. S. Fyffe, who served in Mandalay as a missionary of Wnchester Brotherhood became the fourth bishop of Rangoon Diocese. Church of the Province of Myanmar, Yangon. Board Member Asia Theology Academy . 1825 With British army some Anglican Priests came into Burma, not as missionaries but as army chaplains. 1999 A Bible school was opened in St Michael's and all Angels' Church in Kemmendine. Rangoon Diocesan Men's Assiociation was formed and U Ba Than became the head of this association. West (the sixth bishop of Rangoon). Erected 1970 October (18) from Yangon diocese; Christ Church Cathedral, Mandalay. Tin Maung became the Archdeacon of Yangon Diocese. The interest in missions among the English residents of Burma attracted the attention of the SPG to the country and thus in 1854 the SPG sent his first missionary, Cockey, to Maulmein where educational work had been already begun. 1877 On 24 February, Rangoon Diocese was opened and it was under the Province of Calcutta. 1901 After receiving their deacon ordinations, David Po Sa and Po Thet who are native Burmese clergy, joined the Kyatlatt mission and they extended their mission to other areas in delta. The … The Baptists are the largest protestant denomination in the country. Than Pe, the former Archdeacon of Yangon Diocese, became the Assistant Bishop of Yangon Diocese. 1952 Rangoon Diocesan Council, which could not be held for five years, was held in Rangoon. 1868 Invited by the King Mindon, J. E. Marks went to Mandalay and founded a school as well as started his mission there. The current archbishop of Myanmar and bishop of Yangon is Stephen Than Myint Oo. 1965 The Special Evangelism Project was started in Palawa. To reorganize the church to be a well established one, the bishop introduced a plan called “ The New Form of the Church,” and mobilized it till almost all parishes in the whole diocese. Throughout the colonial period the Church of England had a strong presence in the country because the majority of the British belonged to that church. Samuel Abishe Ganathan was ordained as the first Tamil deacon and he became the missionary of the Tamils who lived in Moulmein. Due to the changes in the government policy, CPM also involves widely in the development area like education, health, social, economic and environment sectors. Holy Cross College was reopened by R. W. Garrad. The church population is estimated at 70,000, from predominantly Karen, Kachin, and Chin ethnic groups. The diocese of Calcutta had pastoral and administrative oversight over the church in Burma. BCMS started its mission in Wontho in Shan state. The church sent some young people to universities and after completion of their studies they were also sent to Holy Cross College. This page was last edited on 28 October 2020, at 03:36. The Province of Myanmar was formed in 1970, nine years after the declaration of Buddhism as the state religion and four years after all foreign missionaries were forced to leave. 2001 Samuel San Si Htay became the fifth archbishop of the Church of the Province of Myanmar. Esther Hla Kyaw, as the first native Karen woman, was appointed as a youth leader. 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