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Since 1998, visits between Angola, London and Mozambique have increased considerably; and so too has our understanding of each other and the very different contexts and circumstances in which we minister. There are encouraging and inspiring reports of visits in this section.

As visits between link parishes and schools have taken place, we have all learnt a little of what it is to walk in each others’ shoes. Do explore the links and visits pages and be inspired by the deepening friendships within ALMA.

Record of Visits

Where available, a hyperlink will take you to the report of a visit.

This is an ongoing project. Contributions to fill in the gaps and complete the record are welcomed by the ALMA Communications Officer.

Visiting a Link Partner

It is essential to contact the ALMA office if you are thinking about a visit to any of our partner dioceses. WARNING: Due to instability in some areas, if you are currently considering travelling to Mozambique please do first contact the ALMA office on almacomms@london.anglican.org or ALMAcoordinator@london.anglican.org for current advice.

There are guidelines to help a London Parish or School plan a visit to a partner in Angola or Mozambique.

Hosting a visit from a Link Partner

If you are thinking of inviting visitors from your link parish to come to London, please contact the ALMA Office in the early stages of your thinking (i.e. at least six months before the intended date) as we have essential advice that can help your visit go as smoothly as possible.

We can help you develop a clear aim for the visit in terms of benefit to your visitor and your host parish. The ALMA community as a whole can benefit from sharing in the visit if the planning includes meeting the ALMA Officers and Reps from other parishes.

The office has copies of visa forms, UKBA advice, visa costs and website links needed for visa applications. UK visa applications are expensive and any corrections will incur another application fee, so it’s important to ensure that our visitors have all the information they need. The ALMA Office can help with this.

The information available in the ALMA office includes guidance on

  • preparations - visa application, financial considerations, insurance;
  • during the visit - hospitality, gifts, communication;
  • after the visit - reports etc.