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.