Anglican Diocese of Northern Malawi

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The Diocese is responding to the ever changing needs of its parishioners and the communities that it serves.

 

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Diocese at a Glance

Formed in 1995 from a division of the Diocese of Lake Malawi.

We are one of four Anglican Diocese ministering to the people of Malawi, Africa.

A member of The Church of the Province of Central Africa and world wide Anglican Communion.

Companion Diocese with Birmingham, Dallas, Fort Worth. Relationship with SOMA.

In November, 2010 the Rt. Rev. Fanuel Emmanuel Magangani was consecrated the 3rd Bishop.

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Education

The Leonard Kamungu School of Theology is an Anglican Seminary located in the city of Zomba, Malawi. The school provides classes in theology, church history, spirituality, pastoral care, as well as courses in Islam and African Traditional Religion, enabling the student to do the work of pastors as well as evangelising to the communities they will be serving. Life at Leonard Kamungu Theological College centres on the chapel which has daily morning and evening services. In addition to their studies students farm to supply food for their meals.

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In Service

In our diocese we have the order of Sister of St. Mary. Their main duty is to pray for our diocese, the church, nations and to take care of the needy. They have a maize and Irish potato garden, they keep goats, sheep and chickens. They also conduct a business of tailoring which is one way of self support.

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Anglican News From Northern Malawi

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We regret to announce the death our brother in Christ Venerable Canon Hannok Ng’oma. Until his passing on was the Archdeacon of Karonga and Rector of St. Ambrose Parish.

The Venerable Canon Hannock Katonga Ng’oma was recently inducted as the parish priest of St. Ambrose Church and the Archdeacon of the Karonga and Chitipa Archdeaconry in the northern part of the diocese near the border between Malawi and Tanzania.

Canon Ng’oma, the youngest of 8 children, was raised in the village of Kande Mkuonda in the Nkhata Bay District by a single mother who worked as a subsistence farmer growing cassava, a root vegetable, while her children fished for their dinner each day. Canon Ng’oma’s father left Malawi when Ng’oma was young and went to work in the gold mines of South Africa, permanently settling there and leaving Canon Ng’oma without a father in the home. It was his mother who brought him to church and encouraged his faith formation.

“Growing up, my mother brought me to church, and as a young man, I started attending an Anglican Church near our home. I sang in the choir and served at the altar, and by the time I was 18 years old, I was preaching in the church, at funerals or even on the streets," said Canon Ng'oma. "From a very young age, people nicknamed me ‘Pastor’ in my village when they saw me preaching in open-air markets, on the buses or along the lakeshore – wherever people gathered in large numbers. I was always preaching a message of repentance, and I felt that God was calling me to the priesthood,” he said.

It was during this time in secondary school, that Canon Ng’oma met a special classmate, Fanuel Magangani who is the current Bishop of N. Malawi, and the start of a 28-year relationship began. Both young men were active in a charismatic group at school and in a fellowship group at St. Peter’s Cathedral on Likoma Island.

“I was greatly influenced by a Christian student group at my school. My schoolmate, Bishop Magangani, also participated in this group, and even back then, he would direct me to lead prayers or to evangelize large groups through preaching,” Canon Ng’oma said.

Both men discussed their calls to ministry together and ultimately ended up at the theological college at the same time but in different classes. Later Fr. Magangani, now Bishop Magangani, was asked to conduct the retreat for Canon Ng’oma’s ordination to the priesthood, and Canon Ng’oma served under Magangani in the Likoma and Chizimulu Archdeaconry. A few years later, the roles would be reversed as then Fr. Magangani would serve under Canon Ng’oma who was Archdeacon of the Nkhata Bay Archdeaconry. Of course, today, Bishop Magangani serves as Canon Ng’oma’s bishop and spiritual father.

“Our relationship goes back so many years, and our roles have changed in a see-saw manner as we have each served under the other. Canon Ng’oma is one of my pillars in the ministry, and I am grateful for his willingness to serve as Archdeacon again,” Bishop Magangani said.

Like so many, Canon Ng’oma’s work comes with challenges. “The people of my parish are suffering,” he said. “They are hungry and sick. They lack education and basic necessities. There are so many needs.”

Canon Ng’oma has experienced challenges of his own. His home flooded last year during flash floods that brought immediate devastation and lingering illness.

“The clergy in Malawi face many difficulties in carrying out our ministries. Transportation to reach our out-station churches is an ongoing challenge. Discipleship training is a challenge in our remote churches where the literacy rate is low. There are many challenges but we persevere with God’s help.”

At St. Ambrose parish, poverty levels are high and many children are suffering due to the death of one or both parents. Canon Ng’oma feels fortunate to give his own children the blessing of living in a two-parent home, and he and his wife, Janet, are excited to be adding to their family. In February, their fourth child is expected to join his or her older siblings including 15-year old Grace, 12-year-old Judith and 9-year-old Elijah.

Canon Ng’oma has known first-hand the rich blessings that have come from the partnership between the Diocese of N. Malawi and the Diocese of Fort Worth. Canon Ng’oma has been matched through the Centurion Partnership Program with Good Shepherd-Wichita Falls, which has very generously provided vestments and financial support toward Canon Ng'oma's university studies. Good Shepherd-Wichita Falls also supported Canon Ng’oma and his parish when he was serving at St. George's in Nkhata Bay by providing funds toward the construction of the church building.

“With the help of our two dioceses, I have been blessed to participate in many projects that have improved the lives of our people," Canon Ng'oma said, "but my most important work has always been – and always will be – growing Christ’s Kingdom. I’m honored to be serving under Bishop Magangani and look forward to the exciting things God has planned for the parishes of the Archdeaconry of Karonga and Chitipa."

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04vw8xl/canterbury-cathedral-3-pilgrims-and-progress
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May God be with his family during this tremendously sad time. May his soul Rest In Peace and may the Lord continue to protect those he served in Malawi.

2 weeks ago
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Awa bonani nyifwa yatinangiya ukongwa ada ya ndawaziwa ukongwa nge munthu wakumbuya mwaviyo ndiboneska wosi aku banja ndi achibali nyifwa njinanji bonani

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May he rest in our Lords peace and rise in His glory.

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May his soul rest in peace.

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Very sad ndinawaziwa Father Ng'oma pakathawi kuno ku Lilongwe Kanengo Parish Area 25 ndipo ayimba nawo imodzi mamakwaya apa St martins komaoso chinali chosangalasa kuva kuti tsopano ndi mtumiki ndipo panthawiyo anali akutumikila ku Nkhatabay ndipo zinatitengela ife ngati gulu lakwaya Chipulumutso kuchoka ku 25 kukacheza ndi azathu ku Nkhatabay ndipo Father Ng'oma anatengapo gawo lalikulu pa ulendowo ndanena izi pakuvomerezananawo uthenga wachoka ku Northern Diocese kuti father N'goma anali munthu wachifundo komaso okonda anthu ake ndipo tinawakonda kwambilikoma mulungu wawakondetsesa tingotimzimu wawo uwuse mumtendere

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Kufuna kwamulungu kuchitike.zokhudza atumiki akamapita chotere.may his rest in peace.

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May his soul peacefully sleep

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So sad may his soul rest in peace.

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May his soul rest in peace

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May His Soul Rest In Eternal Peace.

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My condolences to his wife, family and the diocese. May his soul rest in peace in the arms of our loving Lord God.

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Chakukamba chisowa nkhumbiro lambuya likwanisiki kapumuweni mmtende akulu pantchitu mwagwiliyanga ambuya awaaaa anganya

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Speechless me Ada Ng'oma, Fello Mzuni Student. Am totally confused with the message. Ada wamampha yawa kuwerenga nao xul ini mwakumasuka kuti ndendiwakwidu mwakunyadiya. Awa Yehova akulondiyeni muchimango chakuMbuya👏👏 chakukamba chandisowa.

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May his soul rest in peace

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Canon may ur soul rest in Lord

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May he rest in peace in the arms of our Lord.

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Oh! So sad indeed.he chaired the archdeaconry meeting on 29 dec 2018 at st Timothy (chitipa) oh! What a loss.RIP

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May Perpetual light shine upon him

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May his rest in peace.

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My condolence to the family

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May his soul rest in eternal peace

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Rest in peace brother

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Our deepest condolences to the Church and immediate family. May His Soul Rest in Peace

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May his sour rest in eternal peace

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Received this news with sadness and I’m still not fully recovered from this shock. Being my college-mate at Zomba Theological College and ordinands from the same Diocese we shared a lot of time together and created a lasting friendship and experience. May his soul RIP.

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Yesterday December 30th we witnessed the launch of the St. Teresa Choir Album. Here is one of the song.

This song is Psalm 15. With the antiphon: He who does these things shall never be moved.

O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend; in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but who honors those who fear the Lord;who swears to his own hurt and does not change; who does not put out his money at interest and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.
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Anglican Diocese of Northern Malawi added 13 new photos.

We give thanks to God for the generosity of our brothers and sisters from St. Lawrence Parish in the Diocese of Fort Worth for helping in the reconditioning of this church building. Very soon we will see it wearing a good roof. This is Holy Trinity Church at Kanjuchi.
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GOD IS GOOD

4 weeks ago   ·  2
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Best COLOR VISION "SETTINGS"... Congratulations your Lordship!

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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God is good

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To God be the Glory!

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Anglican Diocese of Northern Malawi added 3 new photos.

We are making progress.
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Progress is being noticed indeed

2 months ago   ·  2
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Very encouraging indeed and it's giving hope for all of us.

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Anglican Diocese of Northern Malawi added 8 new photos.

We thank God for enabling us to fulfill all the assignments over the weekend. On Saturday we had requiem mass for the repose of the Late Mama Charity Grace Sauli wife to the late Canon Peter Sauli in Lilongwe. We drove all night to arrive in Karonga for the Induction service of the Venerable Canon Ng’oma as Parish priest for St. Ambrose Parish and Archdeacon of Karonga and Chitipa in the morning of Sunday. Soon after that we cruised to Chitipa for the confirmation of 36 new members. Praise be to God whose mercy endures for ever.
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Yes, I saw you in Chitipa. You are a hard worker lord Bishop Fanuel Magangani. May God bless you so much for serving him whole heartedly

2 months ago   ·  3
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May God shower you with many blessings!

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Let his mighty name be glorified henceforth for working tirelessly

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We thank heavens

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Wow!!That's ministry my Bishop. Is there a way that church's roof change improved with news grass? It looks wonderful

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No no no too much Lord Bishop. I am coming back as Chaplain to restrict the itenerary kkkkk. Grace and peace

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Praise you Bishop and all who serve our Lord and Master who serve Him in Northern Malawi. Now sir Bishop I think you need some downtime and get some much needed sleep.

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Tight program indeed and praise be to GOD for the successful one

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Glory be to God for adding more to the kingdom. I can see happy faces regardless of their situation. I can perceive how leackages take place during rainny Sundays.

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Dear Bishop, God bless you always as you bring our dear Lord to His Beloved people ❤️

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Praise be to God. With God all things are possible. You always amaze me Lord Bishop, stay blessed.

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Well done as the church grows with abled members,who can help in ministering.

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Very tight and important program but with God all things are possible.

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May God be praised for your Episcopal ministry in such a challenging terrain. More grace for such African unique mission.

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This is men at work way ahead. We thank God for you Bishop. ...a noble calling to a noble service to the noble God to His noble people reserved for the noble mansions in the noble heavens.

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Good for your message

2 months ago   ·  1
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Mpingo wapamalo ponse

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Thanks and praise be to the Mighty one For making all the three events a success.

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His name is Yahweh

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Nice one may God bless the people of diocese of northern malawi

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Glory be to God for travelling mercies

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Anglican Diocese of Northern Malawi added 5 new photos.

Look with me what I saw today as a progress of men working a head.
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What is this project

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Anglican Diocese of Northern Malawi added 12 new photos.

The time on the Island of Likoma and Chizumulu has been a blessing. Time well spent. Today I visited my former secondary school in those days it was Malawi College of Distance Education (MCDE) formally Malawi Correspondence College (MCC). One encouraging thing happened was that students instead of asking for anything else they asked for Bibles. This is a great request that I will strive to provide come rain or come sunshine. What a great request of the Word of God. I hope I will find some colleague to join me provide these Bibles to this School.
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That's very encouraging indeed. I hope we your visit our Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Northern Malawi Rt Rev.Fanuel Magangani,the Holy spirit might have guided them. I hope once their request will be fulfilled their life will be changed in the society as they will definitely use it to its intended purpose. Thanks to you and those to assist you in making this happen.Continue to be blessed as continue serving the Lord.

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Bravo, Chipyera Alumni. We thank God that Chipyera has you n other figures out there!

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Glory be to Almighty God

3 months ago   ·  1
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Awesome! Would love to visit again

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Ambuye alemekezeke

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Good bless you abundantly

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Wonderful indeed

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Anglican Diocese of Northern Malawi added 3 new photos.

We give thanks to God for the increase he is giving us all the time. Today in the week at St. Mark’s Church worshiping at Nkhwazi Primary School Hall. 39 members have been confirmed.
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Praise be to God

3 months ago   ·  1
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Yes thanks be to God the Almighty for the work beautifully done my Lord Bishop. Your presence in the Archdeaconry this week has made the church to add more confirmed members a good sign of growth of the Body of Christ. What remains now is how to nurture the new added flock. Let the good work continue to the glory of God the Almighty.

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We thank God for all of this.

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What a great day at St. Peter’s Cathedral. No wonder this is the mother Church of the Anglican Parishes in Malawi, South West Tanzania, Northern Mozambique and Zambia. A five hour marathon to confirm 215 members. Each one of them had to be treated as the only person of the day. Praise the Lord.
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For sure my dear Lord Bishop, I think you noticed what I said yesterday that this confirmation will be very unique because some of the confirmands were those who shun confirmation several times and many years passed. With God’s grace and help they gave in through the pastoral census we had two months ago. Praises to God the Almighty!!! Bravo Lord Bishop! Let the good work continue to the glory of God the Almighty.

3 months ago   ·  3
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I miss these rare moments...Likoma Jiko

3 months ago   ·  1
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Glory be to God Almighty

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Great job Bishop, This is our Cathedral, South west Tanganyika and later on Southern Highlands those Diocese born here praise the Lord!!!

3 months ago   ·  1
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A word to those confirmed: Read Matthew 28:16-20 as I quote:"...though some of them doubted...Go then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples:...And I will be with you always, to the end of the age."

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Praise the Lord!

3 months ago   ·  1
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Praise be to God!

3 months ago   ·  2
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Praise be to the Almighty in the Highest

3 months ago   ·  1
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Great good job sikofu

3 months ago   ·  1
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Great job indeed

3 months ago   ·  1
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Good job, your Lordship. Praise be to GOD.

3 months ago   ·  1
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St Peters is just iconic!

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Where are most of the confirmands from? I did not think the population of the island was so large as to have over 200 people for confirmation!

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Great Job Indeed Ambuye.

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Bishop and Clergy Visit Texas

A synopsis of the joyous visit with the people in our Companion Diocese of Fort Worth Texas. Click here to View