The devastation of Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge regime is well known. Millions lost their lives between 1975 and 1979, a period during which Christianity was illegal. In April 1992, Prince Sihanouk (now King Sihanouk) agreed to the request of the Archbishop of Canterbury and gave his permission for the free exercise of the Anglican Ministry throughout Cambodian Territory. This is a timeline of the events since then: 1993: Rev John Benson was appointed as the first Dean of Cambodia and Cambodia became a part of the Diocese of Singapore.
Today: In addition to the Church in Phnom Penh there are active churches or ministries in Svay Rieng, Takhmau, Kampong Speu, Pursat and Kandal.