Map of the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa

The Egypt Diocesan Association (EDA) exists to support (and foster the support from individuals and organisations who have an interest in or heart for Egypt) the work of the clergy, churches and ministries of the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, which embraces congregations and communities in Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Djibouti and Somalia.

Join the EDA today

We encourage each of our members to enter into a real partnership with the Diocese through …

  • Earnest, regular and consistent prayer, the most powerful of resources;
  • Learning about the work of the churches in Egypt, North Africa and the Horn of Africa;
  • Discovering more about the various ministries of the Diocese and making real connections;
  • Promoting interest in the work, achievements and needs of the Diocese among their churches, families, friends and social networks; and
  • Providing financial support (both personal giving and fundraising) to the Diocese.

By becoming a member you can help transform lives in 8 countries.

EDA’s History

In the early part of the 20th century two CMS missionaries, Canon Temple Gairdner and Rev Douglas Thornton, laid the foundation for the Anglican Church in Egypt. In 1955, the Egypt sub-committee of the Egypt and Sudan Church Association (based in London) became a separate association, known as the Egypt Church Association, which became the Egypt Diocesan Association (EDA) in 1976. Still a small UK based charity, EDA has adapted over the years to provide the right support for the Diocese and provides a vital link with those who leave the area but still wish to serve the Diocese, as well as partner organisations who have a heart for seeing God’s Kingdom grow and flourish throughout the region.