The Province of Southern Africa has discussed the proposal for a new Lusaphone province for Angola and Mozambique, and approved the vision.
The Diocese of London has published an article by John Tasker about how our ALMA Partners are using digital media during the Coronavirus pandemic.
You can read the article here.
Instead of the usual ALMA Sunday service from St Paul’s Cathedral, there is a podcast of Evensong, in celebration of the Diocesan link with the Anglican Church in Angola and Mozambique.
The sermon is given by the Right Reverend Rob Wickham, Bishop for ALMA, payers are read by Reverend Sheenagh Burrell, ALMA Co‑ordinator, and a lesson read by Nikkita Robert.
Like the Church in London, our partner dioceses are greatly affected by the pandemic.
The Dioceses in Mozambique have issued guidelines in response to the pandemic. They have suspended services and events at their churches, but the church buildings remain open for individual prayer.
The full guidance is here (286Kb).
The Diocese of London Lent Appeal in 2020 will be for the ALMA Partner Dioceses, facing Climate Change emergencies.
There is full information about the background and purpose of the Appeal here, with notes for parish treasurers and other resources, including a downloadable poster. There is also a way to give directly online.
There have been new floods in the Diocese of Niassa in January 2020.
We have received a message and pictures from Ramim João Martinho, an Adeptos in the diocese.
Murrupula in Nampula Diocese, Mozambique, suffered high winds on Christmas Eve 2019, causing deaths and damage to the church and other buildings.
We have received a letter and pictures from Bishop Manuel.
There is also an archive of older news stories