St Michael and All Angels Clocks 130 Years
The St Michael and All Angels Church of the CCAP has asked government to consider rehabilitating national monument churches in the country in order to sustain the history of such places.
Reverend Stevens Chapman of the Church said this as the Church has clocked 130 years of existence.
Reverend Chapman said rehabilitation of such old churches is very expensive; hence, asking for government's intervention.
“You know this is an old building and being a national monument with a lot of history for the country, it has to be maintained,” said Rev Chapman.
He said God has been faithful to the church in the past 130 years when they have been able to spread the gospel and implement social economic activities in the country.
Rev. Chapman added that through St Michael and all Angels church, various interventions including trade and commerce, education and health have been promoted.
“This is a site full of history. As a church, we have done a lot for the country and we hope to continue this,” said Chapman.
Tourism minister, Micheal Usi, says government is ready to engage the church to improve the environment at HHI being one of the prominent historic sites in Malawi.
“We have not yet been contacted by the church on the request for government to rehabilitate the church. We are ready to meet them and talk over it. We are always proud of these sites,” said Usi.
Blantyre Synod officials say the 130 years prayer celebration which is expected to take place this Sunday will be done internally in attendance of 250 Christians due to covid 19 restrictions.