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  • 1 August 2022

Fr. Louis Chikanya, 9 July, 2022

St. Philip Church, which formerly belonged to Utatu Woyera Parish of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe, has been elevated to the status of the parish making the total number of parishes in the Archdiocese to 43.

Archdiocese of Lilongwe is divided into seven deaneries of Maula, Mtima Woyera, Mchinji, Likuni, Salima, Madisi and Dowa. The Archdiocese of Lilongwe has an area of over 24, 000 square kilometres.

His Grace, George Desmond Tambala, in his homily exhorted the faithful of the new parish to move together, to listen to the Word of God and to explain the Word of God to one another. Based on the work of St. Philip, the Apostle, he encouraged the parishioners to have zeal for evangelisation.

St. Philip the Apostle Parish becomes the second parish to be opened by Archbishop George Tambala, following the opening on 11 June, 2022 of St. Barnabas, Dwangwa Parish in Nkhotakota.

The parish has about about 1000 Christians and catechumens.


His Grace rededicating the Church – St. Philip Parish, area 44


Alter girls at the opening of the new parish of St. Philip


The new Parish Priest, Fr. Alberto Elifala enthroned as the Pastor for the new Parish


The new Parish Priest showing the books of registration of Christians


Fr. Alberto pledging obedience to the Local Ordinary as he takes up the responsibility of the new parish


HIs Grace, George Tambala enthroning the newly appointed Parish Priest