Saturday, January 26, 2013

Change in Congregations (October 2012)

  • Cochabamba Bolivia Sacaba Stake: Sacaba Ward created from Sacaba Branch
  • Joao Pessoa Brazil Rangel Stake: Mangabeira 2nd Ward created from Mangabeira 2nd Branch
  • Manaus Brazil Rio Amazonas Stake: Miriti Ward created
  • Planaltina Brazil District: Planaltina 2nd Branch discontinued
  • Recife Brazil Casa Amarela Stake: Jose Bonifacio Ward discontinued
  • Sao Bernardo Brazil Stake: Esperanca Ward discontinued
  • Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire Niangon Stake: Songon Branch created
  • Yamoussoukro Cote d'Ivoire District: Agbanou and Koko Branches created
  • Santiago Dominican Republic East Stake: Gurabo Branch created
  • Esmeraldas Ecuador Stake: Libertad Branch discontinued
  • San Miguel El Salvador Stake: Moncagua and La Union Wards created from Moncagua and La Union Branches
  • Reading England Stake: Oxford 2nd Ward created
  • Cape Coast Ghana Stake: Green Hill and Ntranoa Branches created
  • Ghana Cape Coast Mission: Tarkwa Branch created
  • Guatemala City Stake: El Pajon and Fraijanes Wards created from El Pajon and Fraijanes Branches
  • Hong Kong New Territories Stake: Hung Shui Kiu Ward created
  • Cancun Mexico Kabah Stake: Tulum Ward created from Tulum Branch
  • Nairobi Kenya Stake: Athi River Ward created from Athi River Branch
  • Madagascar Antananarivo Mission: Tanambao Branch created 
  • Auckland New Zealand Manuakau Stake: Peninsula Park Ward created
  • Akamkpa Nigeria District: Akamkpa Urban and Mbarakom Branches created
  • Asaba Nigeria District: Asaba 4th Branch created
  • Nigeria Port Harcourt Mission: Iboghene and Onopa-Ovum Branches created
  • Owerri Nigeria Stake: Ogwa Branch created
  • Uyo Nigeria Stake: Obotim Branch created
  • Cerro de Pasco Peru Stake: La Esperanza and Residencial Wards discontinued
  • Lima Peru Vitarte Stake: Topacios Branch discontinued
  • Makati Philippines East Stake: Bonifacio 7th Ward created
  • Marikina Philippines Stake: Marikina 5th Ward created from Marikina 5th Branch
  • Paniqui Philippines Stake: Paniqui 3rd Ward created from Paniqui 3rd Branch
  • Tacloban Philippines Stake: Alang-Alang Ward created from Alang-Alang Branch
  • St Petersburg Russia Stake: Avtovo, Kolpino, Nevsky, Shuvalovsky, St Petersburg Central, and Vyborg Wards created from Avtovo, Kolpino, Nevsky, Shuvalovsky, St Petersburg Central, and Vyborg Branches
  • Nuku'alofa Tonga Ha'akame Stake: Houma 3rd Ward created
Change in wards: +19

Change in branches: -5


  1. A second ward for the "Other Place" as Oxford was called when I was at Cambridge. It is good to see some congregational growth in the UK.

    I take it the new wards in the St. Petersburg Russia Stake corresponded with the creation of the stake itself.

  2. Mike, this may interest you. My neighbor served in Oxford 30 years ago and the ward or branch met in the back of a pub, so every Sunday morning the Church members there had to wend their way through the tavern to get to the meeting place!

    The other new ward in the UK created in the past year or two was in Chorley, where the Preston Temple is located. These 2 new wards are in areas of growth--centers of educational institutions and temple neighborhoods for retirees who want to be near a temple.