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The Cuba Project

Seven days, 35 congregations, four computers, and a whole lot of coffee!

That's basically what was behind The Cuba Project. Working in five cities throughout Cuba for a week, a ministry team from the Anglican Church of Canada and the Episcopal Church in the U.S. helped wire the diocese to other dioceses and ecumenical partners, using an electronic mail network.

- Read about the preparations for the trip
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the diocese of cuba

The Episcopal Diocese of Cuba is an autonomous diocese of the Anglican Communion, under the metropolitan authority of the Metropolitan Council of Cuba.

There are currently 35 congregations throughout the 4 archdeaconries in the country. On November 6th, 1994, the Right Reverend Jorge Perera Hurtado was consecrated Bishop of the diocese.

We visited five cities: Havana, Mátanzas, Cienfuegos, Camagüey, and Santiago de Cuba. (See map below.)

Map of journey


our objectives


the challenges

The Church in Cuba is now in a position to address the new, tremendous challenges for mission expansion and consolidation. An effective communication system is critical for the development of the Church's mission, especially during this time of Período Especial when transportation, and other infrastructure of the state apparatus is barely functioning, due to the combined effects of the U.S. blockade, and the collapse of the socialist bloc in Europe.


the strategy
  1. To install five computers with fax modems in the Church centres in major cities. With this equipment in place, these key cities will serve as local communication centres serving the congregations in the surrounding area, and ecumenical partners;
  2. To train leaders for each of the five centres in the use of email, to assist with the functioning of the communications network; Canon David Hamid and Tod Maffin of Vancouver provided the necessary training, requiring a week in the country.

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