Then & Now

#Then: A young Bishop Dinis Sengulane, about to confirm candidates in Mozambique, chats with Ilda who walked a long distance to get to her confirmation. #Now: We still see many photos of confirmations from Mozambique and Angola and stories of individuals choosing for Jesus. But more...

#Then: This fascinating photo shows three Bishops from Lebombo from 1873-1921, Bishops Smyth, Fuller and Fisher, each passing on the baton of faith from one to the next and leaving a legacy for the next to build on and grow in the Spirit of the Lord...

#Then: Mr Arthur Wright was a young carpenter and builder who worked in Mozambique and built, amongst other things, this wonderful Bishop's throne. He gave his giftings to the Lord in service for the building up of the Anglican churches in Mozambique. #Now: This chair is...

#Then: The photo at the top from 1975 is of a young Dinis Sengulane with his parents when he was first ordained a deacon. He later become the Bishop of Lebombo for many years. #Now: Below is a photo of young Seminary students singing and in the...

#Then: Individuals committing to the work of the Lord in Niassa in 1978 as the new Diocese grows and growing the churches & communities. #Now: When individuals commit their lives to the Lord sacrificially in the power of the Holy Spirit and in prayer, churches and...

#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...