Church of England Diocese of Chester Handley

The Reverend Canon Lameck Mutete

The Reverend Canon Lameck Mutete was born in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, during the early sixties in a small loving rural community called Hera.

As a young boy, it was always his desire to become a teacher but instead he became a police officer much to the disappointment of his late mother who felt strongly that joining the police force was becoming more of an enemy of the community. He enjoyed working with the community but after fifteen years of service, realised his call to priesthood.

He then went into a seminary from 1994-1996 and after ordination, continued to serve as a Police Chaplain while at the same time helping in the church as a non-Stipendiary clergy. He read theology at Bishop Gaul College, the University of Zimbabwe and later at the University of Chester here in the United Kingdom.

In 2001, he left the Police after serving the government for over twenty years. This was at the height of political instability and Lameck strongly felt that he would not be part of what he did not accept as morally justifiable in the eyes of God. This is his belief "Justice for everybody or freedom for nobody"

In 2003, Father Lameck Mutete left Zimbabwe for the United Kingdom and in December 2004, was appointed the first African Rector of All Saints Handley in the Diocese of Chester. He brought with him a wealth of experience in both rural and urban ministry particularly when it comes to pastoral care, weddings, baptism funerals and our normal services. His experience with the rural and urban community has proved vital in the churches that he is ministering.

It will be joy to see you become part of our ever growing and vibrant church and to those who wish to have any of the church sacraments offered at our historical church, Father Lameck will be very much willing to take you through all the necessary sacramental steps and you will never regret becoming part of our spiritual family.