Kapire Parish


Located North-West of Mangochi District and shares boundaries with Ulongwe, Katema, Balaka, Mbera, Kausi and Sharp-Vale Parish in Dedza Diocese.

Kapire Parish is one of the largest parish in the Diocese. The parish has 26 out churches with a population of over 21 thousand catholics located in the north boundaries of Diocese of Mangochi, the parish it was established by late His Lordship Bishop Alessandro Assolari in 1971. As a small Christian community. Later in 1976 the first Diocesan Priest was assigned to after the parish which then cover part of Ngwangwa township (Balaka) and Bwanje area in Ntcheu District which is in Dedza Diocese.

Kapire Parish has a good number of 14 primary schools and one secondary school that was built and donated by the Poverelle Sisters of Bergamo. Kapire Parish runs a medical clinic that is managed by the Poverelle Sisters.

The parish has 86 small Christian communities and several pastoral grouping. There are two priests serving in the parish and Fr. Charles Kaponya in the current parish priest.

The parish is located in partially hilly grounds of Dzalanyama and the valleys of Lake Malawi. It is one of the developing parish.