Biwi Parish

Parish Information

  1. Parish Name

Biwi Parish

  1. Current Parish Priest and other Pastoral personnel (Assistant Priest, Catechist, Verger etc)

Reverend:      Father Francis Tamandani Matumba

Catechist:       Emmanuel Kasiya

Verger:           Mr. Banda

  1. Location – Physical address and directions (map)

Biwi- near biwi filling station

  1. Number of service(s) and time

Two services: English 6:30am

                        Chichewa 9:15am

  1. Number and name of sub-stations (if applicable)

Ten: St Francis, St James, Nathenje, Bwemba, Chisiyo, Ngala ya pakamwa, Kampambanya, Nanjiri, Kamphala, Chipala

  1. Number of church members for the whole Parish


  1. Position and name of Parish Executive  Committee members

Warden:         Mr. Mdachi and Mr. Mtambo

Secretary:      Mrs. Petros Phiri and Mr. Mapunda

Treasurer:     Mrs. Musa and Mr. Chapola 

  1. Major events happeningin 2017

Two major fundraising at station levels

Demolition and building Priest in-charge’s house


Section B:

Parish History

  1. The Origins of its name (including quoted verses from the Bible (if any)

St Mary’s Mother of Jesus Christ (Luke 1:26-35)

  1. Three major achievements since the Parish was established.

Construction of new church offices

Remove of old church roof and replaced with a new one

Built a new toilets and bathrooms for men

Section C:

Parish Contact information

  1. Full postal address

St Mary’s Anglican, Biwi Parish, P.O. Box 20046, Kawale, Lilongwe2

  1. Phone number(s)

Tel:     01724839

Cell:    0999 826 761

  1. Email address

  1. Social media account(s)


Section D:

Parish Statements (optional) 

  1. Parish Mission statement
  • Not more than 500 words
  1. Church theme
  2. Parish Slogan/motto (if any)
  3. Parish Values
  4. Attach Parish (church/building) picture
  5. Any other information deemed necessary by the Parishioners

Section E:

Parish Priest Information

  1. Attach Updated Parish Priest cv or profile

Rev. Fr. Francis Tamandani Matumba

Born:                          1st July 1975

Home District:           Nkhotakota


Married to:               Irene Betha

Born:                          22nd March 1984

Home District:          Kasungu

Children:Naomi 21stAugust 2004

Praise22nd November 2005

:  Gift 15th September 2009

Worship 25th April 2012

Studied at Kalambwe primary school in Nkhata bay

Studied at Nkhotakota Secondary School 1992 – 1996

Worked as a temporary primary school teacher 1997


Ordinand at Zomba Theological College from 1998 – 2000

Ordination to Deaconate was done on 19th November 2000 in All Saints Cathedral.

  1. Served as a Deacon at All Saints Mtunthama from 19th December 2000 9th October, 2001

Ordination to Priesthood was done on 10th October, 2001

  1. Chia Parish from 6th December –December 2005

Studies: Uganda Christian University from 2005- 2010

Obtained:  Diploma in Theology 2005- 2007

Obtained: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Social Administration (BWASA) January, 2008- October 2010.

  1. From 2007 – 2011 June wastemporarily posted to Salima Parish where I was serving and going back to school every year in Uganda.
  2. Posting: July 2011 – August 2013 served as a Priest In-Charge in Lingadzi Parish based at St Thomasas well as Diocesan Training Chaplain

Position held so far = Diocesan Training Chaplainsince 2011

Further studies: Norway from 12th August 2013 – 20th June 2015 (Obtained Master’s Degree in (Diakonia and Christian Social Practice)

  1. April 2015 up to now serving as Priest In-Charge in Biwi Parish


2000 -2001 = Mtunthama Parish

2001- 2005 = Chia Parish

2007 – 2011 = Salima Parish and School, Kampala Uganda            

2011- 2013= Lingadzi Parish

2013 – 2015= School in Oslo, Norway

2015– Currently =Biwi Parish