ISBN 9789996060687
Pages 252
Dimensions 210 x 148mm
Published 2022
Publisher Mzuni Press, Malawi
Format Paperback

Together in Mission

The Anglican Church in Malawi and the Church of England Birmingham, 1966-2016

by Richard Tucker

The Malawi Birmingham Partnership dating back to 1966 was one of the earliest 'companion links' between an English and an overseas diocese and has been one of the most dynamic. With the help of a chapter by Professor James Tengatenga, a distinguished scholar of global Anglicanism and former Bishop of Southern Malawi, Richard Tucker traces the partnership's origins in the church histories of Malawi and Birmingham. He recounts its development as it has responded to the splitting of one diocese in Malawi into four, the Africanisation of the church leadership, and challenges including the final stages of the Banda dictatorship, famine and the AIDS pandemic, alongside growing secularisation in the UK.

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About the Author

Richard Tucker

Richard Tucker is a priest of the Church of England. He was ordained in 1983 and has served in parishes in the dioceses of Lichfield, Derby and Birmingham. From 2011 until his retirement in 2017 he was Malawi Partnership Officer of Church of England Birmingham and visited Malawi regularly in that capacity. He holds degrees from the universities of Cambridge, London and Birmingham. He is married to Letitia and they have three children.