A Journey Through History
The inception of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Chilongolo had humble beginnings. Prior to 1988, worshippers gathered beneath a tree in the School grounds of Makeni GRZ Basic School. Two years later, the congregation moved into rented classrooms for K10,000 per month. Mr. Selino, an employee of P.W.D, served as the first Chairman, and Mass was held every Friday evening by Fr. Francis Kabwe, then Parish Priest for Makeni’s Christ the Redeemer.