Diary Dates

ALMA Reps meetings

Tuesday 14 February

ALMA Reps meeting with Bishop Manuel Ernesto, the Suffragan Bishop in Niassa with special responsibility for the Lurio and Zambezia regions, who will be in the UK to attend the new Bishops’ Course in Canterbury.

This will be a unique opportunity to hear directly from Bishop Manuel on the Niassa Lent Appeal Project which is the Nampula training centre and accommodation hub.

Revd Chris Swift (St Nicholas Shepperton) will be speaking too. He will reflect on their longstanding link, and share a recent visit to Milange.

We also have Lent Appeal Resources for you to take home as well as suggestions about how to use the materials and the online additional materials.

There will be brief updates on other ALMA news, including the visit from Uige to St Marylebone, the debt situation, and prayer for Bishop of Niassa elect, Revd Vicente Msosa who will be consecrated on 25 February

As always there will be light refreshments from 5.40 onwards. Please RSVP to Helen Doery

Wednesday 1 March, Ash Wednesday.

London Lent Appeal for ALMA ‘Sowing Seeds for Tomorrow’ (all the resources and suggestions will be on show at the Reps meeting in February).

ALMA events and services in the parishes

(Please notify us of any ALMA events in your parish)

Sunday 9 July

ALMA Sunday with Bishop Carlos Matsinhe. 6pm St Paul’s Cathedral

Events of interest to ALMA parishes*

(Please notify us if you know of any suitable events)

Monday 6 February - Saturday 18 February

Visit of Bishop Manuel to London

Saturday 25 February

Consecration of new Bishop of Niassa, Rev Vicente Msosa, in South Africa.

Saturday 1 April

Enthronement of Bishop Vicente in Lichinga. Bishop Rob Wickham, Bishop for ALMA, will be present.

* We are always happy to advertise events and lectures which advance knowledge and understanding of Angola and Mozambique. Our policy is that we will only promote fund-raising events for the ALMA general or special project funds, and events in London parishes and schools for their partners in Angola and Mozambique.

ALMA Strategy Group meetings

If you have any issues you want raised at the next strategy group meeting, please contact the ALMA Co-ordinator at least three weeks in advance.

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