Historical building of the Week: St. Joseph’s Cathedral

St Joseph’s Cathedral (1939)

This church was built by the catholic missionary priests, the Mill Hill Fathers, who set up a number of Jinja’s other institutions such as Jinja College and St. Gonza Primary School. The church is dedicated to St. Joseph, however, his statue had to be removed and buried nearby after its head was shot at by soldiers who assumed that it was a person during the 1986 liberation war. The church became a cathedral after Jinja became a diocese in 1966.

Historical Buildings and Sites Project

Historical buildings and sites in Kampala, Entebbe, Jinja, and Fort Portal have been documented with their history and significance to Uganda. The purpose of the project is to preserve and conserve historical buildings. Read more about the project here: https://crossculturalfoundation.or.ug/historical-sites-more-resources/

Check out our key resources on this project

Beyond the Reeds and Bricks; Historical Sites and Buildings in Kampala, Jinja and Entebbe

The photographic book documents the history of historical buildings and sites in Kampala, Jinja and Entebbe. The book is sold at 150,000 shillings at Aristoc Book in Kampala and it is available at CCFU offices in Kampala.

Uganda’s Built Heritage mobile App

The App documents the history and location of the historical buildings and sites in Kampala, Jinja, and Entebbe. Download the app using the links below

Androidhttps://apkpure.com/uganda-s-built-heritage/ug.tyrohq.ccfu.builtheritage

iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ugandas-built-heritage/id14575536

Historical Buildings and Sites

Find out more about Uganda’s historical towns and cities, and their iconic buildings and sites from your mobile phone or tablet. Respective city maps can be downloaded below;

Kampala: https://crossculturalfoundation.or.ug/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Kampala-Historical-Buildings-and-Sites-Map-May-2019.pdf

Entebbe: https://crossculturalfoundation.or.ug/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Entebbe-Historical-Buildings-and-Sites-Map-May-2019.pdf

Jinja: https://crossculturalfoundation.or.ug/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Jinja-Historical-Buildings-and-Sites-Map-May-2019.pdf

Fort Portal: https://crossculturalfoundation.or.ug/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2019_Historical-Buildings-Map-of-Fort-Portal-CCFU.pdf

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