Patrons: St Kizito & St Francis Xavier

Rt. Rev Dieter sholzt-Chinhoyi Diocese

Rt. Rev Dieter sholzt-Chinhoyi Diocese


Address: 26 Robson Manyika Drive
Box 680, Chinhoyi
Tel: (067) 22562
Fax: (067) 22217
E-mail: diochin@mango.zw

The Chinhoyi Mission was entrusted to the German Jesuits in 1958 and remained part of the Archdiocese of Harare until the erection of a separate Prefecture and the appointment of Msgr. Helmut Reckter SJ as Perfect Apostolic on 22nd February, 1974.

On the 5th January, 1986, it was raised to the status of a Diocese with Msgr. Helmut Reckter SJ becoming its first bishop. Bishop Helmut Reckter died 10th March, 2004.

Bishop Dieter B. Scholz SJ was appointed his successor by Pope Benedict XVI on 7th March, 2006 and ordained as Bishop of Chinhoyi on 2nd September, 2006.

The Diocese comprises of the civil districts of Makonde, Hurungwe, Kariba (East of Sanyati River), Guruve, Centenary, Mount Darwin and Rushinga (North of Mazowe River).

Area: 56 000 square kilometres
Population: 2 000 000
Catholics: 100 000


Vicar General: Very Rev Fr Stanley Mubaya

Box 680, Chinhoyi
Tel: (067) 22562/22753
E-mail: diochin@mango.zw OR chinvg@mango.zw


Eastern Deanery: St Albert, Chitsungo, Guruve, Marymount, Mt. Darwin, Muzarabani.
Dean: Fr. R. Chasarira
Central Deanary: Fr. Andrew Chiona
Western Deanery: Alaska, Banket, St Boniface, Chinhoyi, Kariba, Karoi, St. Kizito, Kutama, Mhangura, Mutorashanga, St. Rupert Mayer.
Dean: Fr. Sebastian Majiga
Jesuit Provincial: Fr. Chiedza Chimhanda

52 Mount Pleasant Drive
Tel: (04) 744507
P.O. Mount Pleasant
(04) 745335
Fax: (04) 745334
E-mail: jesuit@mango.zw


  • Fr Stanley Mubaya,
  • Fr Rongai Chasarira
  • Fr Sebastian Majiga
  • Fr Johannes Nguluwe
  • Fr Kenneth Mapanda
  • Fr Chiedza Chimhanda
  • Fr Andrew Chiona


 Biblical Apostolate  Fr. Rongai Chasarira
 CARITAS  Fr. Walter Chenyika
 Catechist Spiritual Director  Fr. Kenneth Mapanda
 Men’s Guilds
 Catholic Teachers Forum Moderator  Fr. Romeo Chirenje
 Young Couples Association Spiritual Director
 Christian Formation and Worship  Fr. Frederick Mabiri
 CWC/ Zvita Spiritual Director  Fr. Sebastian Majiga
 Diocesan Youth Chaplain Coordinator  Fr. Paul Tigere & Sr Judith Chimatira S.O.L.A
 Catholic Charismatic Renewal  Fr. Ignatius Chazunguza
Social Communications  Fr James Aleni
 Justice & Peace  Fr Dominic Mwanza
 Education  Fr. Romeo Chirenje
 Diocesan Development Coordinator  Fr. Felix Mukaro, mukarof@gmail.com
 Marriage Commission  Fr. Stanley Mubaya
 National Council of Priests  Fr. Rongai Chasarira
 Pastoral Centre  Fr. Kenneth Mapanda
 Pontifical Mission Societies  Fr. Paul Tigere
 Vocations Director  Fr. J Nguluwe