Igreja Evangelica de Cristo em Mocambique
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Evangelical Church of Christ in Mozambique
Caixa Postal 284
Mozambique (Africa)
Telephone: +258 6 21 5302
Fax: +258 6 21 5302
Email: isomweke@teledata.mz
Address-No.: 13228 / 1142

This church goes back to 1876 when Presbyterian missionaries from Scotland came from Malawi to explore the region of Lake Nyama in Mozambique. Missionary efforts were initiated by Christians who had been converted in Malawi (1885). In 1910 a Scottish missionary, James Reid, accompanied by an African elder, Luis Mataka Bandawe, started working for spiritual revival in the Zambesi region. In 1912 a mission station was opened in Alto Molocue, 200 km southeast from Nampula. In 1913 they officially founded the Scottish Presbyterian Church, later called the Evangelical Mission of Nauela, and today known as the Evangelical Church of Christ in Mozambique. In the 1930s Pastor John C. Procter translated the Psalms and the NT into Lomwe. The Scottish missionaries discontinued their work in 1933, and one year later the work was transferred to the Church of the Brethren, who, only five years later, handed it over to the South African General Mission. The Portuguese government closed the mission in 1959, charging that it was responsible for an incident of religious folly. A troubled period followed. For several years the church had to rely on its own resources. In 1969, through an interdenominational initiative, Pastor Felix Cossa was made available to the congregation of Nampula. Today some of the congr are part of the Bapt church, others have remained faithful to their origins. Now the church is witnessing in the Zamb?zia and Nampula provinces as well as in Maputo. Headquarters are in Nampula.


Statistic data of church

total: 40000
(conventionally): 500
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 10
Ordained clergy
total: 8
women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 0
missionaries do not working abroad
Baptismal practise
believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 4
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 0

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Congregational (local Congregation, annual conference)
Traditional type
  • congregational
Official languages
  • Portuguese
  • Makhua
  • Lomwe
  • Nyanja
  • Apostles´ Creed
Partner churches

International assiciations

Members and partners:


last update: 08.02.2006
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