The Anglican Diocese of Bunyoro-Kitara was formed in 1972 from Ruwenzori Diocese with the Late Bishop Eustace Ruhindi as the pioneer Diocesan Bishop.
Geographically, the Diocese lies in the mid-western Uganda, covering the administrative districts of Hoima and Kibaale. It borders Lake Albert in the west, the Anglican Diocese of Ruwenzori in the south, the Anglican Diocese of Mityana in the East and the Anglican Diocese of Masindi-Kitara in the north.
The Diocesan Headquarter is situated two Kilometres west of Hoima Town Centre at a place popularly known as Duhaga, which is the name of the Educational Institutions around the hill, in memory of Omukama Andereya Bisereko Duhaga of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom in the early twentieth century. Half a Kilometre west of the Diocesan Administrative Secretariat, stands the magnificent St. Peter’s Cathedral, which is a significant place of worship as well as the Diocesan Episcopal Seat.
The current Diocesan Bishop, Rt. Rev. Nathan Kyamanywa Kitara Diocese on 4th August 2002. He was precede by Bishop Wilson Nkuna Turumanya (1989 – 2002), Bishop Yonasani Rwakaikara (1981 – 1989) and the pioneer Bishop Yustans Ruhindi (1972 –1981).
The Diocese is divided into six (6) Administrative Archdeaconries , Headed by Archdeacons , plus one Deanery. Under these Archdeaconries, are fifty-nine (59) Parishes , under the pastoral leadership of Parish Priests . Each Parish is further subdivided into smaller congregations known as ‘daughter Churches’, numbering to five hundred and seventy (570) in the entire Anglican Diocese of Bunyoro-Kitara. These Daughter Churches are ministered to by Lay Readers, Catechists, and in some cases Christian Volunteers.