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Historical information:

Northern Presbytery is one of the oldest Presbyteries of the United Church of Zambia and was mostly under the London Missionary Society. It is the mother of Luapula and Muchinga Presbyteries. From the LMS administration, the Presbytery was in 1945 handed over to the Church of Central Africa in Rhodesia (CCAR). And in 1958 when the CCAR joined other Copperbelt congregations it became part of the United Church of Central Africa in Rhodesia (UCCAR). It finally became part of the United Church of Zambia in 1965. The first Moderator was Rev Kenneth David Francis (the former Principal of the Kashinda Bible School). Other moderators that worked in the presbytery include the late Rev Noah Chulu, the late Rev M. Chintu, the late Rev Ndawa, from 1978 to 1980, the Rev L. D. Musyani, from 1981 to 1984, the late Rev Simon Nsangu Mutambo, from 1985 to 1988, Rev Belington Kabaso, from 1989 to 1995, the late Rev Samuel Mayani, 1996 only, Rev. L.C Sikazwe, from 1997 to 1999, Rev Mutale Mulumbwa, from 1999 to 2006, Rev. F. D. M. Silungwe, from 2006 to 2008, Rev. C. Nkonde, from 2009 to 2016 and the incumbent being Rev Maybin Mulenga

Administration:

The Presbytery is currently under the Pastoral charge and administration of the Rev Bishop Maybin Mulenga. And his Office is located in Kasama, the Provincial Capital. The Bishop’s office is manned by the Office Secretary Mrs. M. N. Mutambo, Book keeper Mr. L. M. Simpamba, and Office orderly Mr. J. Kafula.

The currently Presbytery Secretary is Rev. Charles Musonda and the current Presbytery treasurer is Mr. Justin. K. Sikazwe.

Staff and Stationing:

The Presbytery is being run by (9) ordained ministers, (3) Deaconesses and 4 Licentiate Probationers stationed as follows:

  1. Angela Kalombo (LP) – Kawimbe Consistory
  2. Rev Leyson Mwale – Kasama West Consistory
  3. Rev Noble Mugala – Kasama North Consistory
  4. Rev Charles Musonda – Kasama East Consistory
  5. Rev Noble Mugala – Kasama North Consistory
  6. Rev Wesley Kangwa – Senga Hill Consistory
  7. Rev John Siame – Niamukolo Consistory
  8. Rev Nelson Chishimba ( Local Minister) – Nsama Consistory
  9. Rev Martin Sakala – Niamukolo Consistory
  10. Rev Stewart Kabaso – Luwingu Consistory
  11. Rev Joseph Nkonde – Kashinda Consistory
  12. Rev George Manda – Mungwi Consistory
  13. George Sindaza (LP) – Chilubi Consistory
  14. Adon Zulu (LP) – Kaputa Consistory
  15. Mwamba Sinyinza (LP) – Nsama Consistory
  16. Deaconess Eunice Bwalya – Kasama East Consistory
  17. Deaconess Esther Nyirenda – Chaplain – Senga Primary and Senga Secondary Schools
  18. Deaconess Shallotte N. Chisenga – Niamukolo Consistory

 

Retirees:

The Presbytery has the following retired Church workers:

  1. Rev Bishop Godfrey M. Sikazwe – Senga Consistory
  2. Rev John Chola – Kashinda Consistory
  3. Deaconess Loveness Chitabanta – Kasama North Consistory
  4. Deaconess Rosemary M. Lombe – Kasama North Consistory
  5. Deaconess Idah Bwalya – Kasama West Consistory
  6. Mr Haggai Chuba (Youth worker)- Kasama East Consistory
  7. Evangelist Ackim Chansa – Kashinda Consistory
  8. Evangelist Gershom Mwebelepo – Kasama East Consistory
  9. Evangelist Jimmy Chitondo –Luwingu Consistory

 

Major Natural Resources:

The Presbytery is the home for:

  • Chishimba falls,
  • Kasaba Bay National Park,
  • Kalambo Falls,
  • Uningi swamps,
  • Mwela Caves,
  • Lake Chila,
  • Motomoto Museum,
  • LMS Niamukolo monument,
  • Lake Tanganyika and many others

 

Demographic profile and Church Membership:

Northern Presbytery has 15 consistories. These are :

NR Consistory Congregations Sub Congregations Adults Children Total
1 Luwingu 11 72 2088 308 2396
2 Kawimbe 5 32 6038 2316 7067
3 Chipoka 7 41 3334 1378 4712
4 Kasama east 8 12 7133 2237 9370
5 Kasama North 6 54 4000 1196 5196
6 Mungwi 5 65 2425 1285 3710
7 Kashinda 6 23 3625 3241 6866
8 Kaputa 6 30 2651 1451 4102
9 Nsama 6 11 1500 998 2498
10 Niamukolo 5 20 2554 3000 5554
11 Kambole 1 20 1450 540 1990
12 Chilubi 1 29 736 487 1223
13 Kasama West 12 43 4881 1847 6728
14 Senga Hill 8 43 4156 1420 5576
15 Luangwa 4 12 1000 350 1350

 

Health and Education:

The Presbytery supervises Senga Hill Primary and Secondary Schools

 

Socio-economic profile:

Languages spoken are Bemba, Tabwa, Lungu, Mambwe. Economic activities include industries such as business, farming and fishing. Others include Parastatals, non Governmental Organisations and Government Departments. The larger part of the presbytery is rural. From this scenario, it is evident that most of the members of the church do not have a steady flow of income such as a fixed monthly income because they are not in formal employment.

 

Church Groups:

There are

  1. Women’ Christian Fellowship:
  2. Men’s Christian Fellowship:
  3. Youth Groups:

 

Developmental Projects:

The Presbytery has embarked on the construction of an office block with painting and electrification almost completed. The Construction of new Church buildings is being done in Chipoka, Kawimbe and Luwingu. Smaller Congregations doted across the presbytery are also constructing Church buildings.

Presbytery Address:

NORTHERN PRESBYTERY HEADQUARTERS
P.O. BOX 410137
Plot No. 466/467 Milungu Road
KASAMA, ZAMBIA
Phone: 260-04-221054
Fax: 260-
Email: northernpresb@uczsynod.org

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