St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Parish Kangemi started in 1985, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Parish is one of the 112 parishes of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi and is one of eight parishes that constitute the Nairobi Western Deanery. The Church was started by the Jesuits of Eastern Africa Province, under the leadership of Late Archbishop Maurice Cardinal Otunga, in response to various gaps identified within Kangemi.

The news of the absence of a Catholic Church in Kangemi reached Fr. Gachuga and the late Sr. Martin Wanjiru. The Sister started an initiative to mobilize sponsors who would aid in purchasing land for building a Church...(‘)

Picture showing inside of St joseph Catholic Church.

How We Work

The Parish adopts the system of subdividing a parish into manageable portions best known as Small Christian Communities (SCC), ensuring efficiency in ministering to the high population of faithful, a concept recommended by the Association of Members of the Episcopal Conference of Eastern Africa (AMECEA) and the Kenya Catholic Conference of Bishops(KCCB). Over time, the number of SCCs has grown and increased to a current of 31 communities. In their structures, each SCC has a moderator, secretary, and treasurer, and their assistants. The Parish retains eyes and presence on the ground through various leaders and ministries who also play different designated critical roles...(‘Read More’ link)

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