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''For information about records for non-Christian religions in Malawi, go to the [[Malawi Religious Records|Religious Records]] page.''
 
''For information about records for non-Christian religions in Malawi, go to the [[Malawi Religious Records|Religious Records]] page.''
  
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==Online Resources and Websites==
 
 
==Historical Background==
 
==Historical Background==
 
Malawi is a majority Christian country, with a significant Muslim minority. Government surveys indicate that 87% of the country is Christian. The largest Christian groups in Malawi are the '''Roman Catholic''' Church, of which 19% of Malawians are adherents, and the '''Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP)''' to which 18% belong. The CCAP is the largest Protestant denomination in Malawi with 1.3 million members. There are smaller Presbyterian denominations like the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Malawi and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Malawi. There are also smaller numbers of '''Anglicans, Baptists, Evangelicals, Seventh-day Adventists''', and the '''Lutherans'''.<ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in Malawi", in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Malawi, accessed 24 March 2020. </ref><br>
 
Malawi is a majority Christian country, with a significant Muslim minority. Government surveys indicate that 87% of the country is Christian. The largest Christian groups in Malawi are the '''Roman Catholic''' Church, of which 19% of Malawians are adherents, and the '''Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP)''' to which 18% belong. The CCAP is the largest Protestant denomination in Malawi with 1.3 million members. There are smaller Presbyterian denominations like the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Malawi and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Malawi. There are also smaller numbers of '''Anglicans, Baptists, Evangelicals, Seventh-day Adventists''', and the '''Lutherans'''.<ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in Malawi", in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Malawi, accessed 24 March 2020. </ref><br>
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==How to Find Records==
 
==How to Find Records==
 
===Digital  Copies of Church Records in the FamilySearch Catalog ===
 
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:::a. Click on the [https://www.catholicdirectory.com/search_results?q=&location_value=Malawi&country_sn=MW&location_type=country&stateSearch=&swlat=-17.1295216&nelat=-9.3672272&swlng=32.6725205&nelng=35.91857299999999&lat=-13.254308&lng=34.301525&faddress=Malawi&place_id=ChIJ18ATk91b2BgRQ4VmKRcuo0Q#/ '''records of Malawi'''].
 
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:::b. Click on '''Places within Malawi''' and a list of towns will appear.
 
:::b. Click on '''Places within Malawi''' and a list of towns will appear.
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===Writing for Records===
 
===Writing for Records===
<span style="color:darkviolet"> You will probably need to write to or email the national archives, the diocese, or local parish priests to find records. See [[French Letter Writing Guide|'''French Letter Writing Guide''']][[Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy|'''Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy''']] for help with composing letters.</span>
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<span style="color:darkviolet"> You will probably need to write to or email the national archives, the diocese, or local parish priests to find records. See [[Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy|'''Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy''']] for help with composing letters.</span>
 
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=='''Anglican (Episcopal) Church Records'''==
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===Writing for Records===
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*[https://www.google.com/maps/search/anglican+church+in+malawi/@-13.63527,31.7304607,7z/data=!3m1!4b1 '''Google Maps search results for Anglican churches in Malawi''']
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===Historical Background===
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=='''Baptist Church Records'''==
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===Writing for Records===
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*[https://www.google.com/maps/search/baptist+church+in+malawi/@-13.6151272,31.7192085,7z/data=!3m1!4b1 '''Google Maps search results for Baptist churches in Malawi''']
  
 
== '''Catholic Church Records''' ==
 
== '''Catholic Church Records''' ==
 
===Writing to a Local Parish===
 
===Writing to a Local Parish===
To locate the mailing address or e-mail address for a local parish, consult:
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Earlier records can be held at the diocese, with more recent records still kept in the local parish.  To locate the mailing address or e-mail address for a diocese or local parish, consult:
*[https://www.catholicdirectory.com/search_results?q=&location_value=brazil&country_sn=BS&location_type=country&stateSearch=&swlat=20.9082735&nelat=27.263412&swlng=-80.4775603&nelng=-72.70975390000001&lat=25.03428&lng=-77.39627999999999&faddress=The+Bahamas&place_id=ChIJPQ9Isjua1ogR5XnHaoO0PhM#/ '''The Catholic Directory: Malawi''']
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*[https://www.catholicdirectory.com/search_results?q=&location_value=Malawi&country_sn=MW&location_type=country&stateSearch=&swlat=-17.1295216&nelat=-9.3672272&swlng=32.6725205&nelng=35.91857299999999&lat=-13.254308&lng=34.301525&faddress=Malawi&place_id=ChIJ18ATk91b2BgRQ4VmKRcuo0Q#/ '''The Catholic Directory: Malawi''']
  
 
=== Historical Background ===
 
=== Historical Background ===
<ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in Malawi", in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Malawi, accessed 14 March 2020. </ref><ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Catholic Church in Malawi", in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_in_Malawi, accessed 14 March 2020. </ref>
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The Catholic Church in Malawi is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome and the Malawi bishops. The first Catholic missionaries were White Fathers (Pères Blancs in French) who arrived in Malawi in 1889. By 1904, the White Fathers had three permanent mission stations at Kachebere, Likuni, and Mua, and the Montforts had two missions, at Nguludi and Nzama. Most of the White Fathers were French. It was not until 1937–38 that the first Malawi priests were ordained: Cornelio Chitsulo, Alfred Finye. Today there are over 2 million Catholics in Malawi - around a third of Christians and a fifth of the total population. There are 2 archdioceses and 6 dioceses. <ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Catholic Church in Malawi", in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_in_Malawi, accessed 24 March 2020. </ref>
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=='''Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Records'''==
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===Writing for Records===
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*[https://www.google.com/maps/search/CCAP+church+in+malawi/@-13.4948464,31.6516953,7z/data=!3m1!4b1 '''Google Maps search results for CCAP Presbyterian churches in Malawi''']
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===Historical Background===
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The Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) is a Presbyterian denomination. It consists of five synods: one in Zambia (Zambia Synod), one in Zimbabwe (Harare Synod) and three in Malawi – Livingstonia Synod in the north of the country, Nkhoma Synod in the centre, and Blantyre Synod in the south. The CCAP is the largest Protestant denomination in Malawi. Following the arrival of David Livingstone, Scottish Presbyterian churches established missions in Malawi. In 1875, the Free Church of Scotland established itself in northern Malawi with headquarters in Livingstonia, while in 1876, the Church of Scotland set up a mission in Blantyre. In 1889, the Cape Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa began work in central Malawi. Initially its base was Mvera, but it later relocated to Nkhoma. These three missions were the start of the three CCAP synods in Malawi. In 1926, the formerly Dutch Reformed Nkhoma Synod joined the CCAP. The Harare Synod joined in 1965, while the Lundazi Synod (now called the Zambia Synod) joined in 1984.<ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Church of Central Africa Presbyterian", in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Central_Africa_Presbyterian, accessed 24 March 2020. </ref><br>
  
 
=='''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Records'''==
 
=='''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Records'''==
 
===Online Records===
 
===Online Records===
Information is available to current members only for deceased members and immediate family members who are still living. [https://www.familysearch.org/en/ '''Sign in to FamilySearch and then select Family Tree in the drop-down menu.''']
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Online information is available to current membersfor deceased members and immediate family members who are still living. [https://www.familysearch.org/en/ '''Sign in to FamilySearch and then select Family Tree in the drop-down menu.''']
  
 
===Historical Background===
 
===Historical Background===
<ref> The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Facts and Statistics: Malawi, https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/facts-and-statistics/country/Malawi, accessed 6 March 2020.</ref>
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In 1992, the first missionary couple was allowed to enter Malawi. The Church was legally recognized in Malawi on April 25, 1995. Elder Dennis E. Simmons of the Seventy, president of the Africa Southeast Area, — with Frank Bagley, president of the Zimbabwe Harare Mission, organized the Sitima Village Branch on May 20, 1999. Within the year, branch membership had increased to about 200. A second branch was organized in Malawi on July 20, 2000 in Blantyre. <ref> The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Facts and Statistics: Malawi, https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/facts-and-statistics/country/Malawi, accessed 24 March 2020.</ref>
=='''Anglican (Episcopal) Church Records'''==
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===Writing for Records===
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=='''Dutch Reformed Church'''==
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Anglican churches in Malawi''']
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See, [[Malawi Church Records#Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Records|'''Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Records'''.]]
===Historical Background===
 
=='''Baptist Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===
 
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Baptist churches in Malawi''']
 
  
=='''Eastern Orthodox Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===
 
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Eastern Orthodox churches in Malawi''']
 
==Historical Background==
 
=='''Jehovah's Witnesses Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===
 
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Jehovah's Witnesses churches in Malawi''']
 
===Historical Background===
 
 
=='''Lutheran Church Records'''==
 
=='''Lutheran Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===  
 
===Writing for Records===  
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Lutheran churches in Malawi''']
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*[https://www.google.com/maps/search/lutheran+church+in+malawi/@-18.7924182,40.3506526,5z/data=!3m1!4b1  '''Google Maps search results for Lutheran churches in Malawi''']
===Historical Background===
 
=='''Mennonite Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===
 
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Mennonite churches in Malawi''']
 
===Historical Background===
 
=='''Methodist Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===
 
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Methodist churches in Malawi''']
 
===Historical Background===
 
=='''Moravian Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===
 
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Moravian churches in Malawi''']
 
===Historical Background===
 
=='''Nazarene Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===
 
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Nazarene churches in Malawi''']
 
 
===Historical Background===
 
===Historical Background===
  
=='''Pentecostal Church Records'''==
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=='''Pentecostal (Evangelical)  Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===
 
===Writing for Records===
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Pentecostal churches in Malawi''']
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*[https://www.google.com/maps/search/pentecostal+church+in+malawi/@-13.5548635,31.685452,7z/data=!3m1!4b1 '''Google Maps search results for Pentecostal churches in Malawi''']
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*[https://www.google.com/maps/search/evangelical+church+in+malawi/@-13.5348305,31.6741998,7z/data=!3m1!4b1 '''Google Maps search results for Evangelical churches in Malawi''']
 
=='''Presbyterian Church Records'''==
 
=='''Presbyterian Church Records'''==
 
 
===Writing for Records===
 
===Writing for Records===
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Presbyterian churches in Malawi''']
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*[https://www.google.com/maps/search/presbyterian+church+in+malawi/@-13.5950119,31.7079564,7z/data=!3m1!4b1 '''Google Maps search results for Presbyterian churches in Malawi''']
 
===Historical Background===
 
===Historical Background===
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*See also [[Malawi Church Records#Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Records|'''Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Records'''.]] The CCAP is the largest Protestant denomination in Malawi with 1.3 million members. There are smaller Presbyterian denominations like the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Malawi and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Malawi.
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*The Reformed Presbyterian Church of Malawi was initiated by mission work of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, and was founded in 1985. There are more than 200 congregations and 7,000 to 10,000 members mainly in rural areas of central and southern Malawi.
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*The Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Malawi is a Reformed Christian church in Malawi. In 2009 the church had 20 congregations and an average of six house fellowships. Average membership per congregation is 250 persons. <ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in Malawi", in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Malawi, accessed 24 March 2020. </ref> <ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Reformed Presbyterian Church of Malawi", in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reformed_Presbyterian_Church_of_Malawi, accessed 24 March 2020. </ref><ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Malawi", in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evangelical_Presbyterian_Church_of_Malawi, accessed 24 March 2020. </ref><br>
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=='''Seventh-day Adventist Church Records'''==
 
=='''Seventh-day Adventist Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===
 
===Writing for Records===
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Seventh-day Adventist churches in Malawi''']
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*[https://www.google.com/maps/search/adventist+church+in+malawi/@-13.574924,31.6967042,7z/data=!3m1!4b1 '''Google Maps search results for Seventh-day Adventist churches in Malawi''']
===Historical Background===
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For information about records for non-Christian religions in Malawi, go to the Religious Records page.

Online Resources and Websites[edit | edit source]

Ancestry.com, findmypast.com, and MyHeritage.com can be searched free of charge at your local family history center or the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Malawi is a majority Christian country, with a significant Muslim minority. Government surveys indicate that 87% of the country is Christian. The largest Christian groups in Malawi are the Roman Catholic Church, of which 19% of Malawians are adherents, and the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) to which 18% belong. The CCAP is the largest Protestant denomination in Malawi with 1.3 million members. There are smaller Presbyterian denominations like the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Malawi and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Malawi. There are also smaller numbers of Anglicans, Baptists, Evangelicals, Seventh-day Adventists, and the Lutherans.[1]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Different denominations, different time periods, and practices of different record keepers will effect how much information can be found in the records. This outline will show the types of details which might be found (best case scenario):

Baptisms[edit | edit source]

In Catholic and Anglican records, children were usually baptized a few days after birth, and therefore, the baptism record proves date of birth. Other religions, such as Baptists, baptized at other points in the member's life. Baptism registers might give:

  • baptism date
  • the infant's name
  • parents' names
  • father's occupation
  • status of legitimacy
  • occasionally, names of grandparents
  • names of witnesses or godparents, who may be relatives
  • birth date and place
  • the family's place of residence
  • death information, as an added note or signified by a cross

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Marriage registers can give:

  • the marriage date
  • the names of the bride and groom
  • indicate whether the bride and groom were single or widowed
  • their ages
  • birth dates and places for the bride and groom
  • their residences
  • their occupations
  • birthplaces of the bride and groom
  • parents' names (after 1800)
  • the names of previous spouses and their death dates
  • names of witnesses, who might be relatives.

Burials[edit | edit source]

Burial registers may give:

  • the name of the deceased
  • the date and place of death or burial
  • the deceased's age
  • place of residence
  • cause of death
  • the names of survivors, especially a widow or widower
  • deceased's birth date and place
  • parents' names, or at least the father's name



How to Find Records[edit | edit source]

Digital Copies of Church Records in the FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]

Watch for digitized copies of church records to be added to the collection of the FamilySearch Library. Some records might have viewing restrictions, and can only be viewed at a Family History Center near you, and/or by members of supporting organizations. To find records:

a. Click on the records of Malawi.
b. Click on Places within Malawi and a list of towns will appear.
c. Click on your town if it appears, or the location which you believe was the parish which served your town or village.
d. Click on the "Church records" topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
e. Some combination of these icons will appear at the far right of the listing for the record. FHL icons.png. The magnifying glass indicates that the record is indexed. Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the records.

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

You will probably need to write to or email the national archives, the diocese, or local parish priests to find records. See Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy for help with composing letters.

Anglican (Episcopal) Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Baptist Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

Catholic Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing to a Local Parish[edit | edit source]

Earlier records can be held at the diocese, with more recent records still kept in the local parish. To locate the mailing address or e-mail address for a diocese or local parish, consult:

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

The Catholic Church in Malawi is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome and the Malawi bishops. The first Catholic missionaries were White Fathers (Pères Blancs in French) who arrived in Malawi in 1889. By 1904, the White Fathers had three permanent mission stations at Kachebere, Likuni, and Mua, and the Montforts had two missions, at Nguludi and Nzama. Most of the White Fathers were French. It was not until 1937–38 that the first Malawi priests were ordained: Cornelio Chitsulo, Alfred Finye. Today there are over 2 million Catholics in Malawi - around a third of Christians and a fifth of the total population. There are 2 archdioceses and 6 dioceses. [2]

Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

The Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) is a Presbyterian denomination. It consists of five synods: one in Zambia (Zambia Synod), one in Zimbabwe (Harare Synod) and three in Malawi – Livingstonia Synod in the north of the country, Nkhoma Synod in the centre, and Blantyre Synod in the south. The CCAP is the largest Protestant denomination in Malawi. Following the arrival of David Livingstone, Scottish Presbyterian churches established missions in Malawi. In 1875, the Free Church of Scotland established itself in northern Malawi with headquarters in Livingstonia, while in 1876, the Church of Scotland set up a mission in Blantyre. In 1889, the Cape Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa began work in central Malawi. Initially its base was Mvera, but it later relocated to Nkhoma. These three missions were the start of the three CCAP synods in Malawi. In 1926, the formerly Dutch Reformed Nkhoma Synod joined the CCAP. The Harare Synod joined in 1965, while the Lundazi Synod (now called the Zambia Synod) joined in 1984.[3]

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Online information is available to current members, for deceased members and immediate family members who are still living. Sign in to FamilySearch and then select Family Tree in the drop-down menu.

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

In 1992, the first missionary couple was allowed to enter Malawi. The Church was legally recognized in Malawi on April 25, 1995. Elder Dennis E. Simmons of the Seventy, president of the Africa Southeast Area, — with Frank Bagley, president of the Zimbabwe Harare Mission, organized the Sitima Village Branch on May 20, 1999. Within the year, branch membership had increased to about 200. A second branch was organized in Malawi on July 20, 2000 in Blantyre. [4]

Dutch Reformed Church[edit | edit source]

See, Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Records.

Lutheran Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Pentecostal (Evangelical) Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

Presbyterian Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

  • See also Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Records. The CCAP is the largest Protestant denomination in Malawi with 1.3 million members. There are smaller Presbyterian denominations like the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Malawi and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Malawi.
  • The Reformed Presbyterian Church of Malawi was initiated by mission work of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, and was founded in 1985. There are more than 200 congregations and 7,000 to 10,000 members mainly in rural areas of central and southern Malawi.
  • The Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Malawi is a Reformed Christian church in Malawi. In 2009 the church had 20 congregations and an average of six house fellowships. Average membership per congregation is 250 persons. [5] [6][7]

Seventh-day Adventist Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in Malawi", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Malawi, accessed 24 March 2020.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Catholic Church in Malawi", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_in_Malawi, accessed 24 March 2020.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Church of Central Africa Presbyterian", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Central_Africa_Presbyterian, accessed 24 March 2020.
  4. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Facts and Statistics: Malawi, https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/facts-and-statistics/country/Malawi, accessed 24 March 2020.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in Malawi", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Malawi, accessed 24 March 2020.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Reformed Presbyterian Church of Malawi", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reformed_Presbyterian_Church_of_Malawi, accessed 24 March 2020.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Malawi", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evangelical_Presbyterian_Church_of_Malawi, accessed 24 March 2020.