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Diocese of Niassa

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Diocese of Niassa logoBishop Lucas Mcheema

Covering the Mozambican province of Niassa. A part of the former Diocese of Niassa.

In the Province of the Anglican Church of Mozambique and Angola (Igreja Anglicana de Mocambique e Angola, or IAMA).

Bishop of Niassa : The Rt. Rev Lucas Mchema

Bishop’s and Diocesan Office
C. P. 264, Lichinga, Niassa, Moçambique
+258 71 20735 or +258 71 20336

Ministry Director: Rev. Jonathan Isac Bucutu

Social Action Director: Rev. Martins Esperan├ža Mcuida Junior

Director Secretary: Saul Francisco Lemane

Treasurer: Rev. Lourenco Gabriel Miandica

Human resources: Mrs Rosa Teófilo

ALMA Link Officer: Vacant

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)
  • The Diocese of Nampula was part of the diocese until March 2019
  • Until 2021, the civil provinces of Zambézia and Tete north of the River Zambezi were part of the diocese.
  • Bishop Mark Van Koevering was ordained Bishop in September 2003 and retired in October 2015. Bishop Vicente Msosa was enthroned on 1 April 2017, and moved to Zambézia in 2021.
  • The cathedral church is St Bartholomew’s at Messumba on the Lakeshore.

The Links between Niassa and London

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

Parishes and Staff

Ecclesiastical District of Lunho

Cathedral of St. Bartlomy, Messumba Ven. Ernesto Kachuma
St. John the Baptist, Chia Rev. Andre Mankhokwe
St. Barnabas, Ngoo Rev. Paulo Matias
St Michael, Mbamba  

Ecclesiastical District of Metangula

St. John the Baptist, Metangula Ven. Tomas Chitupila
St. Barnabas, Maniamba Rev. Fernando Omar
St. Luke, Chuanga Pattesoni Minica
Holy Name, Tulo Francisco Nacamo

Ecclesiastical District of Cobue

Arthur Douglas the Missionary, Cango Ven. Lucas Tomas Ngondo
St. Bartlomy, Wikihi Rev. Bejamim Calambo
St. Bartlomy, Ngofi Rev. David Pedro Gribate
St. Andre, Chigoma Rev. Samuel Guilherme Kapala
Santa Cruz, Mandambuzi Rev. Martins Hope Mselela
Lupilichi  

Ecclesiastical District of Cuamba

St. Mark, Cuamba Ven. Artur Bernardo Lucas Sued
Revda. Cristina Aissa
St. Paul, Mandimba Rev. Austini Laja
Maua Rev. Domingos Chigona
Metarica Rev. Francisco Lemessoni

Ecclesiastical District of Mecanhelas

Mecanhelas Ven. Jonasane Saide
St Mary Magdalene, Mepanhira  
Chissaua Rev. Joao Chicuenda

Ecclesiastical District of Lichinga

São Paulo Ven. Bonif├ício Feniasse
Rev. Justo Ntaiba
St. John the Baptist, Chiundo Rev. Joao Jose Jinj
Rev. Tomas Jaime Zimb
St. Thomas, São Paulo Rev. Rafael Butani
Yohanna Abdala Rev. Jonathan Isac Bukutu
Revda. Graca Call Catauala
St. Matthew, Sanga Rev. Gabriel Mambo
St. Andrew, Massengere Rev. Lourenço Miandica
SS Simon & Jude, Nsinje Rev. Cosme Calisto Pedro
Rev. Vicente Mchuembo
St. Stephen, Chiulukutu Rev. Stephen Luis Coloma
St. Paul, Macaloge Rev. Jorge Gabriel Buato
Muembe  
Ngauma - Massangulo Rev. Eduardo Chukwa

Ecclesiastical District of Marrupa

Marrupa Ven. Eugénio Rafael
Mavago Rev. Carlos Chocan
Majune  
Mecula