Church and settler in colonial Zimbabwe

A Study in the History of the Anglican Diocese of Mashonaland/Southern Rhodesia, 1890-1925

Pamela Welch


  • Brill
  • Leiden
  • 2008
  • English
  • Paperback
  • 286 pages


This book examines the history of the Anglican Diocese of Mashonaland/Southern Rhodesia (virtually co-extensive with modern Zimbabwe) in the period 1890-1925, when its institutions took shape and its religious character was formed. While work among indigenous communities is outlined, the primary subject is the church s work with white settlers. A fresh general narrative is provided and an examination of clergy recruitment and finance relates events in Mashonaland to developments in global Anglicanism.


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Pamela Welch holds a Ph.D. in History from King s College, London is now resident in Dunedin, New Zealand. She is currently publishing articles on aspects of colonial Christianity.