Igreja Evangélica Reformanda de Angola-IERA
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Evangelical Reformed Church of Angola
Rua Rainha Ginga 75; Andar 4, Apart. 1, 2 e 16
Caixa Postal 2594 C
Angola, Republic of (Africa)
Telephone: +244.222 39 4586
Fax: +244.222 39 4586
Email: iera_cdg@yahoo.com.br
Address-No.: 128 / 1001

In 1922 Archibald Patterson, an Anglican missionary, founded an indigenous and independent church in the north of the country. At the time of the struggle for liberation from the colonial regime in 1961, it became the victim of severe Portuguese repression. In the following fourteen years many church members went either underground or into exile. A new beginning became possible, however, before political independence. The church was ready in 1977 to constitute itself as the Evangelical Reformed Church of Angola. Headquarters were moved from Uige in the North to the capital Luanda. Though the church seeks to establish itself in other parts of the country (today it has congr and is well implanted in 11 of the 18 provinces of Angola), its primary strength is in the eastern part of the province of Uige.

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Statistic data of church

total: 100000
(conventionally): 507
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 85
Ordained clergy
total: 260
women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  deacons available
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: 4

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Congregation, Church regions, Executive Commitee, General Assembly
Official languages
  • Portuguese
  • Kikongo
  • Fioti
  • Kimbundu
  • Chokwe
  • Umbundu
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
  • Second Helvetic Confession (1562)

International assiciations

National assiciations


last update: 31.08.2006
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