10 April 2017
Zimbabwe Fellowship launch in Portsmouth
The Methodist Church Zimbabwe Fellowship UK has just launched a new branch in Portsmouth.
The launch, at the branch’s base of Copnor Methodist Church, Copnor Road, Portsmouth, took place on Sunday 9 April 2017 and was attended by around 100 people.
Copnor’s minister Reverend John Mills says ‘It was a privilege to host the launch event and will be a privilege to host the Portsmouth branch and work together with them.’
The Methodist Church Zimbabwe Fellowship UK (MCZF-UK) exists to unite Zimbabwe Methodists in the UK and has around 30 branches. The new Portsmouth branch grew out of the Southampton branch.
A number of guest speakers were invited to the event, which was carried out in English and the Zimbabwean language of Shona, including Alison Judd, World President of World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women, and members of MCZF-UK branches in a variety of places including Southampton, Birmingham, Bristol, Surrey, and Reading.
MCZF-UK’s National Steward Gabriel Gidi attended and says ‘We hope and pray that the seed planted here will grow and bear fruit.’
National Chaplain Reverend Cleopas Sibanda gave the launch service’s main message. He said ‘This is a historic day. The kingdom of God is being strengthened and extended by the launch of this fellowship.’
The Portsmouth branch will meet at the church every Sunday afternoon and will be headed up by Reward Makuzva.
You can find out more information about the MCZF-UK at