St. Michael’s Anglican Church in Chiradzulu has called for more Christians in the district to join the Anglican communion.
According to one of the church’s priests, membership in the districts is usually found among civil servants, and is often affected by transfers.
In an interview last Sunday, after a community entry service at Chiradzulu District Hospital ground, Father Harry Daniels, said some people in the district, especially in the area around Chiradzulu Boma, think that the church is for those working at the Boma.
“Anglican is a big church and we have members in Milepa, Masanjala, Ndunde and Namitambo, but we have challenges around the Boma,” said Fr Daniels. He said they organised the prayers at an open place ”to let people know that the church is for everybody and people around Chiradzulu Boma are free to join”.
He appealed to village head Makanani to encourage his subjects, especially those that do not go to church, to join the Anglican communion.
It was also observed that some Anglicans at Chiradzulu Boma attend services in Blantyre.
The priest said, meanwhile, the church is engaging the district council to allocate it land to construct a church.
During the service, the church donated assorted items to the elderly and needy children from Makanani Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Mpama. The items were from contributions by women of St. Veronica guide of Limbe Archdeaconary, whose chairperson, Kitta Nkhoma, said they had an obligation to do charitable works.
Nkhoma also disclosed that early this year the archdeconary donated assorted items at Namitambo Health Centre.