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Imagine the huge challenges presented across more than 800 Christian congregations in three vast dioceses doing mission & holistic Community Development in two of the world’s poorest countries. MANNA’s work is needed today more than ever. You can help.

MANNA works in partnership with the 3 dioceses:

Mozambique – Lebombo

Bishop: The Right Reverend Carlos Simão Matsinhe 

The Diocese of Lebombo’s beginnings go back a long way to the 1890’s. It is located in the southern part of the country and is divided into 7 archdeaconries. Lebombo has 300 congregations, 55 priests, 4 deacons and 287 catechists (lay ministers) and like both Niassa and Angola, it is growing. It’s community development work comes under the banner of Anglican Social Action and is involved in education and health care. It has plans to build seminary to train more priests and grow the kingdom of God in depth and numbers across the diocese.

Mozambique – Niassa

Bishop: The Right Reverend Vicente Msossa 

Suffragan Bishop:  The Right Reverend Manuel Ernesto 

The Diocese of Niassa, an Anglican diocese of Mozambique is vast. Located north of it’s sister diocese, Lebombo, it is divided into 6 archdeaconries: Cobue, Lunho, Lichinga, Milange, Rio Chire and Lurio. It is twice the size geographically of the UK and has 442 congregations, over 65,500 worshippers and 61 priests. Niassa Diocese has grown a vibrant and extensive community development programme which works with HIV, nutrition, agriculture, education, water and sanitation.

Angola: The Diocese of Angola

Bishop: The Right Reverend André Soares 

The Diocese of Angola, part of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa is a very large diocese, encompassing the entire country of Angola. It is the newest of the 3 dioceses and is divided into four archdeaconries, Luanda, Lukunga Lozi (Songo), Nzadi a Lukiki and Uíge. It has a total of 63 congregations with 58,000 members. Like the dioceses in Mozambique, some of the churches are active in healthcare, education and community development. The Nora Sturges Health Centre in Lobito, established in 2003 is one of such projects.

6 hours ago

MANNA - Mozambique and Angola Anglican Association

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World Renew Southern Africa
Here is a song from the Portuguese speaking partners in Mozambique.
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World Renew Southern Africa

14 hours ago

MANNA - Mozambique and Angola Anglican Association

ECOBISHOPS OF AFRICA

Bishops from 14 different African counties gathered to discuss the role of the Church in Mitigation, Adaptation and Witness under the auspices of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network
It was an inspiring time of hearing from God and learning from each other.
Three challenging Biblical reflections were given – by Bishop Zac Niringiye of Uganda on the Old Testament and Eco Justice, Bishop Ellinah Wamukoya of Swaziland on The Eucharist and the Environment, and Bishop Chad Gandiya of Harare on the New Testament and Reconciliation with all of Creation
Rev Dr Rachel Mash shared an overview of the threat of Climate Change to Africa and we discussed the challenges faced by each Diocese. We were inspired to hear of the work which is already happening in so many places.
We heard the voices and shared the stories of young people from Central Africa (Green Church Movement) Norah Magaya and Rev Sam SifelaniGreen Anglicans (Southern Africa) Boipelo Tau and Bino Makalanyane.
We heard of the particular impact of climate change on women and the crucial role they play in adaptation from Canon Terrie Robinson. The International Anglican Womens Network (Pumla Titus) and the Girls Friendly society (Thembeka Pama) shared some of the actions that women are already taking.
And then – before we made our action plans we had the great privilege to hear from Dr Koshy, head of Ecological Ministry for the Church of South India. He shared the inspiring and practical ways that a fellow church in the Southern hemisphere is responding and gave us hope and inspiration
We also heard of the work of the Council of Anglican Provinces from June Nderitu (Also anglican Alliance)
The workshop was soaked in prayer and reflection. Canon Ken Gray from Canada led us in Creation based morning prayers. We had a reflective walk based on the Laudato Si Prayer of Pope Francis . Our daily lunch time Eucharists using the Eucharistic Prayer for the Season of Creation were held out side in God’s beautiful sanctuary the Earth. Our presiders were Bishop Ellinah (Swaziland) , Bishop Bertin (DRC), and Bishop Beleme (Botswana)
Inspiring Action Plans were formulated

"let us go and preach the good news to all creation"

And when all the hard work was done, we visited the Harteebees Cable Car and went up on the mountain and then were treated to a wonderful gala dinner by St Judes Church
The Bishops attending were from Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa , Swaziland and Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia Botswana and Malawi, DRC, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
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Pictures from Bishop Julius Wanyoike
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