The Anglican Church is Episcopally led and Synodically governed. For it to retain its structure and tradition, it must have policies and institutions that guide its leadership. Like any other organization that has got systems and structures that guides it operations, the diocese too has its system and structure that ensures its smooth operations and enables it to accomplish its mission. Below is the governance and administrative structure of Thika Diocese.





  1. To consider such matters as may be referred to it by: –

      1. The Provincial Synod or its Standing Committee;

      2. The Diocesan Synod;

      3. The Church Commissioners for Kenya;

      4. Any Provincial or Inter-Diocesan Board, Council or any other ecclesiastical body such as Archidiaconal, Rural diaconal, Parochial or any other eligible committee.

  1. To receive, consider and act on reports and recommendations from all Diocesan Boards and Committees

  2. To fill in the Diocese any such vacancies as they occur in between the sessions of the Synod.


  1. It shall be the duty of the Board of Finance to undertake the following:

  2. To advise the Synod and the Standing Committee of Synod on all matters concerning the monetary support of the work of the Diocese;

  3. To implement decisions in regard to fiscal policy made from time to time by the Synod or the Standing Committee of Synod;

  4. To administer the Diocesan Accounts and to ensure that they are kept properly and up-to-date;

  5. To arrange for the annual audit of the Diocesan Accounts and not later than six (6) months after the end of the financial year of the Diocese to present the said audited accounts for the preceding financial year to the Standing Committee of Synod;

  6. To raise funds by levying of Diocesan quota from the parishes and Diocesan institutions within the Diocesan jurisdiction or otherwise;

  7. To prepare and not later than Three (3) months before the end of the financial year and to present to the Standing Committee a budget of income and expenditure for the forthcoming year and to submit the copies of the said budget to the Provincial Board of Finance and to the Church Commissioners for Kenya;

  8. To receive, examine and scrutinize the audited accounts from several and each parish in the Diocese including those of the Departments;

  9. To arrange and to facilitate the annual auditing of parochial accounts and Departments within the Diocese;

  10. To report immediately to the Bishop any suspected financial irregularities in the finances or business of the Diocese and where necessary to arrange for investigation to be made thereof;

  11. To see to it that regular instruction in the principles of Christian stewardship is given to all members of the Church within the Diocese;

  12. To submit an annual report on the financial state of the Diocese with the audited accounts to the Archbishop and Provincial Treasurer with a copy to the Church Commissioners for Kenya.

  13. To appoint members to appropriate Boards and committees and to co-ordinate activities of the committees under it.


Its aim is to encourage and strengthen the proclamation of the historical, Biblical Christ as Saviour and Lord throughout the Diocese with a view to persuading people to come to him personally to be reconciled to God.


  1. To bring all people to a living relationship with God through Christ, through preaching, teaching, healing and social Transformation and enabling them to grow in faith and live life in its fullness

  2. To receive, deliberate on and take any necessary actions on recommendations received from all the committees under this Board

  3. To receive, deliberate on, alter and approve the budgets of all the committees under the Board

  4. To appoint members to relevant committees and to coordinate all the activities of the committees under this Board.


Its aim shall be to Co-Ordinate and Social development work in the Diocese.


It shall be the duty of the Board of Social Services to: –

  1. To collaborate with other relevant Boards or Committees in the Diocese to initiate relevant surveys and research within the Diocese in order to embark on new development projects.

  2. In co-operation with the state, Local authorities and other relevant agencies, develop such long-term policies and plans for social and economic development of the peoples of the Diocese.

  3. Co-ordinate and oversee the work of the committees within the Board. These Committees are: – Community Health Committee, Social Welfare Development, Micro Finance, Research Unit and Justice and Peace.


Its aims and purposes will concern matters of training, equipping and capacity building of church personnel for effective ministry in the church.


  1. To give general advice, guidance, instructions and policy to the T.E.E. Programme Director.

  2. To recommend to the Board, policies to guide the TEE Programme.

  3. To draft budget for the TEE program for the ensuing year for approval by the Board of Finance and to operate within the approved budget.

  4. To receive and act on reports received from the Director of the T.E.E Programme

  5. To seek ways and means of promoting TEE to various people in the Diocese.