Igreja Presbiteriana de Mocambique
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Presbyterian Church of Mozambique
Av. Ahmed Sekou Touré 1822
Caixa Postal 21
Mozambique (Africa)
Telephone: +258 1 42 1790, 4763
Fax: +258 1 42 8623, 8066
Email: ipmoc@zebra.uem.mz
Address-No.: 13225 / 1140

This church was founded by Swiss missionaries, especially Paul Berthoud (1847-1930). Before his arrival in 1887, Josefa Mhalamhala preached the Gospel he had enountered through missionaries in South Africa. In the early period the church was working in the two southern provinces of Maputo and Gaza, but today it is also spreading to the rest of the country. Beginning in 1948 the church became autonomous in several stages. The founder of the Liberation Front of Moçambique (FRELIMO), Eduardo Chivambo Mondlane, was raised in the Presbyterian Church. In 1972 the first Synod president, Zedekias Manganhela, together with other members of the church, was arrested by the Portuguese authorities; he died in prison as a consequence of torture.

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Statistic data of church

total: 100000
(conventionally): 350
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 400
Ordained clergy
total: 35
women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 0
missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 12
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 2

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Presbyterian (Congregation, Presbytery, Synods, General Assembly)
Traditional type
  • presbyterian
Official languages
  • Portuguese
  • Tsonga
  • Lomwe
  • Chewa
  • Ronga
  • Chewa-Nyanya
  • Macua
  • Chopi
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
  • Nicene Creed (381)

International assiciations


last update: 08.02.2006
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