About Us

Our Background

Anglican Diocese of Lake Malawi (ADLM) calved from the nation-wide former Diocese of Malawi, and is being served by Rt. Rev. Francis Frank Kaulanda. It is an affiliate of the Anglican Council of Malawi in the Province of Central Africa with 57 parishes, 64 priests and has been in existence since 1971.

Organisation Structure of ADLM

Different departments and institutions are guided by the Diocesan Secretariat (DS) with the Bishop as the head of policy. The DS is responsible for administration and management whereas the Bishop focuses on pastoral issues. The organisational structure shows the proper order of functions, including roles, functions, reporting lines, and levels of authority.

Specialised Departments: These Departments form the third tier of the organisation structure, with direct reporting right to the Bishop through appointments by the Diocesan Secretary.

  • Evangelism Department: The department is responsible for all programmes and matters of evangelism of the Diocese. The Department is also responsible for the effective coordination of the evangelism organs of the church that have individual constitutions, properly coordinated and have the duty to generate Annual Reports to be presented to the Diocesan Synod.
  • Department of Education and Projects: The core function of the department is to coordinate all diocesan projects
  • Education Department: is responsible for Training, providing oversight of operations of all diocesan learning institutions.
  • Health Department: It has the responsibility for the proper functioning of Hospitals and Clinics, and all health related programs.
  • Administration and Finance; these are support services which are discharged under the Diocesan Secretary.

 Diocesan Institutions: In addition to the churches the diocese has several diocesan institutions that operate under key thematic areas of health, education and social services.

Health: – The diocese has two hospitals; St. Anne’s Hospital and St. Andrew’s Hospital, again operates five clinics.

Education: The Diocese has 100 primary schools with a total enrolment of 61,778 pupils. Further to that the Diocese has four secondary schools namely and one institution of higher learning that has of late been as the only Anglican University in Malawi with St. Anne’s College as a proposed constituent college.

Social Care Services: The diocese runs six Orphan Care Centres and a Lay Training Centre.

Diocesan Role to these Institutions: The role of the Diocese in all these institutions is to provide policy and guidance through the appointment of Boards, as well as carrying a vicarious responsibility to all institutions.

Challenges Faced

  • Floods and hunger situation
  • Water and sanitation
  • Health and cross cutting issues
  • Abduction of albinos for ritual beliefs

Intervention of the Church

The Church has a Development in the name of Anglican Church in Development to mitigate some of these challenges under four thematic areas:

  • Health & Cross Cutting Issues: HIV and AIDS, Gender, Maternal and Child Health, TB, Malaria, Cancer, Water and Sanitation, Malnutrition and Family planning
  • Education: Bursaries, Adult Literacy, Early Child Development, Girl Child Education, Access to Education and School infrastructure  development
  • Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change: Perma-Culture, goat rearing, demonstration gardens, re-afforestation and agro-forestry
  • Youth & Women Empowerment: Self Help Initiatives, Micro Loan Programs, Skills Development Centres, Promotion of Human rights, Advocacy for Good Governance and Anti Gender Based Violence Campaigns.

Note: Although the Organization is aligned to Christian values, programs and services offered are those for socio-economic and rural community development irrespective of religion, gender or race.

About Our Bishop

Rt Revd Francis Kaulanda

The Right  Reverend Francis Frank Kaulanda is the diocesan bishop  for the Anglican Diocese of Lake Malawi. Bishop Kaulanda was born on 29th December 1959 in Likoma Island. He is married to Nelly and blessed with six children.

After his secondary school education , he was called by God to priesthood training and he went to Zomba Theological College for four years from 1983 to 1986. He also did Social studies with interest in Youth work ( Mindolo College in Kitwe Zambia).

He has served in different parishes from Ntchisi, Nkhotakota, and Lilongwe as a parish priest and also as Archdeacon of Nkhotakota and Lilongwe before he became a bishop. He has also served as Diocesan Youth Coordinator, and Diocesan Secretary.

Bishop Francis Kaulanda is the current chair for Anglican Council In Malawi which covers all the four dioceses.

In other organization Bishop Kaulanda has served as Public Affairs Committee Central regional coordinator, NICE board chair, and currently he is the chairperson for MicroLoan Foundation.

His hobbies includes swimming, reading, chatting with people, singing and dancing. He likes fish and nsima.

Bishop Kaulanda was consecrated as bishop of Lake Malawi on 9th May, 2010