Kitabu Cha Ibada Za Kanuni na Kuhudumu Sakramenti Pamoja Na Kawaida Za Kanisa Ilivyo Desturi Ya Kanisa La Unguja.
London: Society of SS. Peter and Paul, 1928.

Download this volume in Adobe Acrobat format [7.1 MB]


This translation of the Book of Common Prayer into Kiswahili was published by the Society of SS. Peter and Paul for use in the Diocese of Zanzibar and the Diocese of Masasi (now part of the Anglican Church of Tanzania).

The text represents a considerable Anglo-Catholic liturgical enrichment of the Book of Common Prayer. Like many SSPP publications, it includes Baroque woodcuts, text ornaments, and line art by Martin Travers to accompany the liturgical text. The preface indicates that this material was first published during the episcopate of Frank Weston (1871-1924, bishop 1907-1924), with a second edition in 1928 under Thomas Birley (1865-1949, bishop 1925-1943) and William Vincent Lucas (1883-1945, bishop 1926-1944).

This edition is not listed in David Griffiths's Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer 1549-1999 (London: The British Library; New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2002).

It was digitized in May 2015 by Richard Mammana from a personal copy.