New on the website
29th Biennial Assembly Details
The Newly Elected Management Team
A New Layout
Grace Bandawe updated contact details
Grace Bandawe Photo Gallery
Bibles for Prisoners News and Photos
Prison Chapel Building
Sunday Worship - new photos
Scottish Bible Society link
The Scottish Bible Society will be assisting Blantyre Synod's prison ministry by enabling a UK supporters to send money for bibles via the Scottish Bible Society website. This facility should be available soon. See here for more information.
Radio Station for BS
Blantyre Synod covers the whole of the Southern region of Malawi. It has over 1.2 million members. Most of its members live in rural areas. There are only 185 ordained ministers serving over 600 churches and 700 prayer houses. Every Sunday 450 congregations do not have a minister.
To reach its members Blantyre Synod believes that the radio is key. Almost all households in Malawi have access to the radio.
Watch this interview with the Deputy General Secretary Rev Nyekanyeka to find out more.
Broadcasting from the historic Blantyre Mission the radio station will have two studios, one for live broadcasts and the other for recording.
The CCAP is the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian, part of the world-wide church.
Blantyre Synod is the component part of the CCAP for the southern region of Malawi. Our mission is as follows: – the proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of mankind; the shelter, nurture and spiritual fellowship of the of the children of God; the promotion of divine worship; the preservation of the truth; the promotion of social righteousness and well-being of mankind.
Different departments and institutions have been set with specific mandates to pursue programmes to achieve the objectives in order to fulfil the mission of the Synod.
Read More on What We Believe
Worship With Us:
Sunday Services at St. Michael and All Angels
The St Michael and All Angels cathedral is situated on the mission grounds in Blantyre. Our services are there or immediately next to the main church in the Multi Purpose Hall. All are welcome to worship God with us. Our normal Sunday services times are:
Find services at other CCAP Churches here.
WATCH THE TRAILER FOR THE RECENT EVENT 'CELEBRATING THE POWER OF MUSIC IN THE CCAP SYNOD OF BLANTYRE' that took place on the 20th OCTOBER 2012.
The CDs for the celebration can be bought from the Synod's Offices at the cost of MKW800 each or MKW1,600 for the series (2 CDs).
New Management Team
At the biennial meeting of Blantyre Synod a new Management Team has been elected. General Secretary Rev A Maulana continues in post joined by Rev Kanjerwa, Rev Chinkwezule and Rev Navaya. For more information see here.
Prison Bible Distribution
Funds were raised at the funeral of Rev Howard Taylor this year for the distribution of bibles to prisoners in Malawi.
Rev Howard Taylor was ordained and inducted by Blantyre Synod in Zomba Presbytery in 1971. Sent to Malawi by the Church of Scotland he requested a congregation where no one could speak English in order to force himself to learn Chichewa. This congregation was Masalema in Zomba Presbytery. The plan succeeded.
After a long illness Rev Howard G Taylor's funeral at St David's Knightswood Church in Glasgow raised funds, from those celebrating his life, for bibles in Malawian prisons .
The distribution of bibles will be done under the Blantyre Synod Prison Ministry Department with the Prison Chaplain Rev Stanley Chimesya assisted by Mr Douglas Taylor, son of Rev Howard G Taylor.
New Volunteer Position
Are you a Christian with recording studio skills or experience? Would you like to be involved in music video and audio editing with our Music Department? Can you help teach others? Would you like to volunteer short or medium term in Malawi? If so find out more and get in touch by clicking here. A fantastic opportunity to experience Africa! Position available on a short or medium term basis.
New: An interview with the Synod Music Director
We have just published an interview with the Blantyre Synod Music Director Rev Mbeza. There is a lot of varied and interesting content here including exciting plans for the future and opportunities for getting involved.
180 bibles and 150 hymn books distributed around the prisons. On the 28th June 2012 the Blantyre Synod Prison Chaplain and the CCAP 'Friends of Prison' completed a distribution of bibles and hymn books in six prisons. Read More on the Prison Chaplaincy page.