Arrival of the First Christian Missionaries to Buganda/ Uganda – 1877
This was the second foreign religion to arrive in Uganda
The Queen of England responded positively to King Muteesa I`s letter and On June 30, 1877 two Church Missionary Society (CMS) missionaries from the Church of England arrived in Uganda through Munyonyo Mulungu port. They were taken directly to Kabaka Muteesa I ‘s palace at Lubaga. The two were Lt. Shargold Smith and Rev. CT Wilson. Alexander Murdoch Mackay joined them later in November of the same year. These Anglican Church Missionaries officially introduced Christianity in Uganda and founded the Anglican Church of Uganda in 1877. Their arrival is celebrated annually with an open air crusade at Munyonyo- Mulungu Landing site where the first Missionaries landed on June 30, 1877.