Author: elizabeth

#Then: Back in 1974, the focus in these magazines was still on the 'missionaries' and their commitment to the building up of the Anglican churches; here it pictures a young Ken Hamilton who worked at Messumba with a number of other British people. #Now: Today, our commitment...

#Then: This church was, back in 1924, the new church for this local Anglican community in Maciene. What excitement there must have been for a beautiful new building to enable everyone to worship together and proclaim the gospel to those who had not heard. #Now: This building...

#Then: This photo celebrates the beginning of the formal Diocese of Niassa in 1978 in the cathedral at Messumba although in reality God had been at work in this area of Mozambique long before. We know there were missionaries in this are in the 1880's...

#Then: A young Bishop Dinis Sengulane in 1978 is confirming en masse! Great swathes of young and old quite often came to faith & confirmation together in a large group, after hearing the call to faith. Bishop Dinis, the longest serving Bishop in the Anglican communion,...

#Then: This photo is from 1918 and is of the 2nd Bishop of Lebombo, John Latimer Fuller ordaining a priest Rev Joseph Matoho Mapanga in the now Lebombo diocese. So much of the old magazines are asking for more missionaries from the UK to come...

Day 1: Beginnings  #Then: This is from 1971 and is of Fr Paulo Litumbe who was the first Bishop of Niassa, Mozambique, together here with his wife Helena and family. To read more of his incredible story read Appendix 4 from Helen Van Koevering’s book Dancing...

The next MANNA newsletter will be the 100th edition. It's history is rich & varied and a set of the old magazines exists as part of the USPG archives, held in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Originally called 'Lebombo Leaves', it makes for fascinating and...

Revd Canon Dr Helen Van Koevering who was the Director of Ministry in Niassa and is now a MANNA trustee has recently completed a doctoral thesis entitled; 'Mission from the Middle: Spontaneous Growth of Church Communities, Community Priests and Spirituality in the Diocese of Niassa, Northern...

This year, Rev Ken Hewitt, now aged 87, attended his last MANNA trustees meeting and retired after 50 years involvement & commitment to MANNA and the work of the Anglican churches in Mozambique & Angola. MANNA is incredibly grateful to him for his service and unswerving...

We're delighted that Rev Canon Dr Helen Van Koevering (pictured left with 2 ordinands from Niassa) and Rev Joe Moffatt (pictured right) have joined us as MANNA trustees. Many of you will have heard of Helen as she used to be the MANNA secretary and...