Diocese of Zambézia



Missionary Diocese of Zambézia, covering the Mozambican province of Zambézia. 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 Zambézia: The Rt. Rev Vicente Msosa

Bishop’s and Diocesan Office:

Diocese da Zambézia, Bairro Cemento. Av Josina Machel, Quelimane


Diocesan Secretary: Rev Samuel Manuel Mankhaka

Finance Officer: Daniel Andro Mcuinda

Director of Ministry: Rev Carlos Capito

Project Officer: Lazarus Kanthambi

Bishop’s Secretary: Rev Avelina Malamulo Diquissone

Map of Zambesia Diocese

Some key facts about the diocese:

  • The diocese was founded in 2021, being inaugurated on 16 March.
    (Before that it was part of Niassa diocese.)
  • Bishop Vicente Msosa was appointed in 2021, having previously been Bishop of Niassa

About Bishop Vicente:

Bishop Vicente Msosa
Bishop Vicente Msosa

Bishop Vicente Msosa was consecrated Bishop on 25 February 2017 and enthroned as the fourth Bishop of Niassa on 1 April 2017. He moved to the Diocese of Zambézia in 2021.

Previously he was Director of Evangelism for Youth Ministry in the Archdeaconry of Lichinga and Diocesan Co-ordinator of Ministry and Rooted in Jesus training for Catechists.

Fr. Vicente Msosa was born on 18 February 1981 in Chuanga, 4 Km from Messumba Cathedral. He was educated locally and after 12th grade went to Teacher Training College where he trained as a teacher. Whilst teaching he was much involved with evangelism. In 2010 he studied at the College of the Transfiguration where he obtained a Diploma of Theology. In 2013 he was ordained deacon and later in the year ordained priest. He then studied for a Degree in Theology at the Malawian Lake Anglican University and is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Ministry with the Minnesota School of Theology.

He is married to Anastacia and they have three children - Andrason, Ebenezer and Omegarda.

The Links between Zambézia and London

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

Parishes and Staff

Ecclesiastical District of Milange

Milange Rev. Felisberto Njaidil
Mongue Rev. Patricio Quembo
Molumbo Ven. Alberto Joaquim Mapira
Ngema Rev. Patricio Quembo
Sabelua Rev. Marcelino Geraldo

Ecclesiastical District of Rio Chire

Gile Rev. Joel Catopola
Mocuba Ven. Jorge Damiano Estevao
Rio Chire Rev. Ussene Azizi
Quelimane Rev. Carlos Capito
Rev. Samuel Mankhaka
Deacon John Mtambo
Deaconess Avelina Malamulo Diquissone
Morrumbala Ven. Albano Muanhambo
Rev. Alexandre Cadeado