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A Growing Partnership

Since the establishment of the partnership in 1966, the Anglican Church in Malawi and in Birmingham has developed a mission relationship, seeking to support each other in the work of God in our own contexts. Springing from a meeting between two Bishops the Partnership has grown and widened over four decades and through the breadth of activity, is owned by people in all five Dioceses. We celebrate our faith together and show mutual support in the face of our varying challenges.

Click here to read the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Bishops of Birmingham, Lake Malawi, Northern Malawi, Southern Malawi and Upper Shire.

How can we help you?

If you are a Birmingham school or church wanting to have a speaker or borrow resources about Malawi, click here for details.

In recent years we have:

Established a vibrant trip programme that enables people from Birmingham to have a real and life changing experience of Malawi and our partner church there.

Established a parish-linking scheme, allowing local parishes in Malawi and Birmingham to grow in knowledge and understanding of each other through information sharing and prayer.

Sent shipping containers with items collected from individuals, parishes, schools and hospitals to Anglican parishes and facilities in Malawi.

Specific project support in the last decade has included the provision of a lorry for each Diocese and considerable financial assistance during the famine of 2003 through a citywide appeal across Birmingham. As part of the Centenary celebrations in 2005 Birmingham Diocese raised over £115,000 to provide 60 motorcycles for rural parishes in Malawi. During these celebrations we also welcomed the Ndirande Anglican Voices Choir from Blantyre who toured Birmingham and delighted the Diocese.

Above all, the decades have witnessed growing relationships between parishes and people, which has established the Malawi Birmingham Partnership as a vibrant and exciting Christian initiative. Why not consider supporting it yourself? To find out how, click here.