Diocese of Niassa


In the Province of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (Archbishop Thabo Makgoba)

Bishop of Niassa : Vacant. (The Rt. Rev Mark Van Koevering resigned in October 2015.

Suffragan Bishop of Niassa: The Rt. Rev Manuel Ernesto (Bishop Manuel has special responsibility for Lurio (Nampula region), Zambezia and Rio Shire)

Bishop Manuel is currently the Vicar General of Niassa.


Bishop’s and Diocesan Office
C. P. 264, Lichinga, Niassa, Moçambique
Tel/Fax: 00258 71 20735 or 20336

ALMA Link Officer: Vacant – shared by Revd Vicente Mossa and others in the Niassa leadership team

Director of Ministry: Vacant

Director of Mission: Rebecca Vander Meulen

Bishop’s Commissary in the UK: Vacant

A full clergy list is here.

The Diocese has produced a Strategic Plan for 2016-20 (PDF file2131Kb)

Map of Niassa Diocese

Some key facts about the diocese:

  • The diocese was founded in 1980.
    (Before that it was part of Lebombo and before that part of Nyasaland)
  • It covers the four civil provinces north of the River Zambezi.
  • Bishop Mark Van Koevering was ordained Bishop in September 2003 and retired in October 2015.
  • The cathedral church is St Bartholomew’s at Messumba on the Lakeshore. In 2007, rebuilding work started on the cathedral. (October 2007 Progress Report).

The Links between Niassa and London

See more about the links between parishes in Niassa and London …

Recent News from Niassa

visit London Diocese website