Zambia

The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. It has borders with many countries: with DRC to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west. The capital is Lusaka.

 

The country was a British protectorate in colonial times, when it was known as Northern Rhodesia. It won independence on 24 October 1964.

 

The country is known for its copper mining and also for agriculture and hydro-electirc power generation. The renowned Victoria Falls are in the south west of the country forming part of the border with Zimbabwe and are a popular tourist destination.

 

The population is about 14 million.

St. Patrick's Missionaries in Zambia

In December 1969, Fr Dinnie Newman, then Apostolic Administrator of Nakuru and Fr Alfie Byrne, who had worked previously in Nigeria, visited a number of dioceses in Central Africa which had made requests for Society priests.

 

As a result, in September 1973 the Society sent four priests to the Archdiocese of Lusaka in Zambia, which had been evangelized by the Jesuits. Frs Peter Finegan, Frank Taylor and Brendan McCarron took charge of two parishes in the city - one of them the Cathedral parish - while Fr Michael Murphy was appointed to a secondary school at Isoka, 600 miles away. The Society later took on another city parish and two rural parishes as more men became available.

Further expansion occurred in 1975 when Frs Ned Ryan and Billy Feerick started work in Chipata Diocese. To begin with, our members worked closely with the White Fathers (later known as Missionaries of Africa) who had been in the diocese before our arrival. From 1978, with the arrival of Irish volunteer priests from the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, we were able to move into our own parishes.

 

Emmanuel Sunkutu, the first Zambian member of St Patrick's Missionary Society, was ordained in 2012.

Kenya

St Patrick’s
P.O. Box 25269

Lavington 00603

Nairobi

Kenya

Tel:

+254 20 4343189

or

+254 790494655

Email:

spsclt@spms.org

Ireland

St Patrick’s
Kiltegan
Co Wicklow

W91 Y022
Ireland

Tel:

+353 59 647 3600

Fax:

+353 59 647 3529

Email:

office@spms.ie

England

20 Beauchamp Road
East Molesey
Surrey
KT8 0PA
England

Tel:

+44 208 979 1890

Fax:

+44 208 941 8221

Email:

office@stpatricksuk.co.uk

Scotland

St Patrick’s
8, Abercromby Place
Stirling
FK8 2QP
Scotland

Tel:

+44 1786 447 722

Fax:

+44 1786 464 064

Email:

stpatsbuch@aol.com

 

USA

St Patrick Fathers
8422 West Windsor Avenue
Chicago, IL 60656-4252
USA

Tel:

+1 773 887 4741

Fax:

+1 773 887 3654

Email:

spsil@spms.org

www.stpatrickfathers.com

 

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