Community of the Holy Transfiguration, Shurugwi (CHT)

Introduction to the community

The Community started in 1982 with eight members who broke away from the Community of the Holy Name (Chita Che Zita Rinoyera).

Part of this Community then broke away to found another independent CHT community at St Francis Mission, Nhema, Shurugwi, in the Diocese of Masvingo.

The Community is self-reliant, most of its income coming from land tillage, gardening and poultry. The Community takes care of vulnerable children who are victims of economic challenges and AIDS/HIV pandemic in Zimbabwe. Members of the community whose education is low are sent to school with the hope that they will be breadwinners tomorrow. The Community also assists in the evangelistic work of the church, giving counselling to the bereaved and the sick. Feast day of the Community is the 6th of August every year which starts with two days’ retreat.

CHT Shurugwi sisters

Contact details

+263 778 144 572

Address: St. Francis Mission, P. O. Box 76, Shurugwi, Zimbabwe

Community information

Date of foundation:

Bishop Visitor: Bishop Godfrey Tawonezvi


Third Order, Fellowship, Associates

The Community has companions who come once every year in August to celebrate the feast day and these companions are given wooden crosses which they carry as a form of identification with the community. They are called Supporters or Loving Caring Members and the group is growing.


Mother: Sister Gloria A CHT
Assumed office March 2016

Assistant to Mother: Sister Lucy CHT


Sister Francesca
Sister Winnie
Rev Friar Fungayi Leonard
Sister Gloria B
Friar Tatenda
Friar Lwazi

Novices: 1
Postulants: 1