Assembly President and Country Liaison: Ireen Chirwa
Esther Miller was a Daughter when she went to Malawi as a missionary in the 1990s. In the late 1990s she introduced the order of the Daughters of the King, with the consent of the clergy. She took 140 crosses to Malawi in 1999 for the installation of new Daughters there. Esther worked with Josie Tengatenga, who had become a Daughter in 1984 while living in Texas, to introduce the order to the Diocese of Southern Malawi.
The first chapter was instituted in August 2000. The Malawi chapters have grown rapidly across the four Anglican dioceses in the country, and in 2003 created their own national assembly and chose national officers. National President, Grace Sears visited the Malawi Daughters while on a mission trip with the Compass Rose Society.
Malawi Triennial Assembly 2015
After attending the US Triennial in Midway, Utah, National President Ireen Chirwa returned to Malawi to lead their Triennial Assembly which marked the 15th Anniversary of their founding.
The Triennial gathering was held July 10 - 12, 2015 at St. Mark's Anglican Parish in the Diocese of Northern Malawi.
(Left to right) The President of Southern Malawi, Chimwemwe Herema; the National Secretary Chimwemwe Zimba and the National President, Ireen Chirwa with the Malawi Banner.
It has become a tradition to begin all Daughters of the King conferences with a
procession through the host city as a way of evangelism to the general public.
It also serves to highlight that there is another women's group
in the Anglican Church, The Order of the Daugthers of the King®.
There were about 150 Daughters of the King® representatives who have been invited to attend to attend from the four diocese, as well as about 30 invited guests including Bishop Kaulanda.
Diocesan President for the Diocese of Northern Malawi, Miss Emma Mazingaliwa (left) leads
the procession at the opening of the Triennial Gathering 2015.
The Symbol of the office of the National President of Malawi is the plaque
that was presented to Malawi when the country was assembled.
The continuing team of officers for 2015 - 2018 with Ireen Chirwa
holding The Daughters of the King® cross plaque
At the Triennial Gathering in Malawi, Ireen Chirwa was elected for a second term as President of Malawi along with all of her executive board! As Malawi does not have a gold cross for their President, the plaque that was presented to Malawi at their initial assembly was given back to Ireen by the Bishop of the Diocese of Lake Malawi, the Right Rev. Francis Kaulanda.
A gathering of Daughters from the Diocese of Southern Malawi with their chaplain
US Triennial 2015
National President of DOK Malawi, Ireen Chirwa, in traditional dress before
the International Night Dinner at US Triennial 2015 in Midway, Utah.
National President of DOK Malawi Ireen Chriwa takes part in the banner procession
during the closing Eucharist at US Triennial 2015 in Midway, Utah.
Torch Prayers 2014
Diocese of Upper Shire, Mangochi Archdeaconry. The prayers were held
at the Anglican Church of the Ascension, Malosa, Zomba, Malawi
Diocese of Upper Shire, Mangochi Archdeaconry held their prayers at St. Andrews Church
Diocese of Upper Shire Zomba Archdeaconry prayed at St. Mary's Anglican Church.
The Zomba Archdeaconry consists of four chapters, St. Diving Chapter, St. George's Chapter, St. Phillips Chapter and the host chapter, St. Mary's Chapter
The Daughters of Southern Malawi offered their prayers for the
Triennial gathering at Holy Innocent Anglican Church, Holy Innocent chapter.
The Daughters of the Diocese of Lake Malawi gathered at St. James Anglican Church
to pray. The Archdeaconries of Lilongwe South and Lilongwe North were both present.
National Assembly 2012
The Triennial Assembly in Malawi celebrated their 12 anniversary on July 20, 2012 with 350 ladies attending their retreat! Picture above is Alice Mtenje, who served as President for 6 years before passing the cross plaque to the new Assembly President Ireen Chirwa
Leadership Team being installed during Triennial Assembly 2012
Great joy at the Triennial Assembly 2012
Diocese of Southern Malawi
New members of The Daughters of the King® from the Diocese of Southern Malawi
with Bishop James and Daughter Ngabile, the Diocesan President (far right)
Diocese of Upper Shire
Annual Convention - 2015
Procession with banner to mark the beginning of the Annual Convention 2015
Malawi National President, Ireen Chirwa (second from right) help carry the banner
The Bishop of Upper Shire and other clergy blessing the Eucharist for opening mass
Daughters of the King in the Diocese of Upper Shire went to cheer the children's ward during Christmas/New year festivities at Zomba Central Hospital in December 2012. We carried with us assorted items such as soap both for bathing and washing, sugar, Vaseline, tooth paste, orange squash, biscuits etc.
We all gathered at St George's Anglican church before starting off
The chaplain for the diocese offered opening and closing prayers
Daughters of the King® chatting and distributing items to the patients
National President, Ireen Chirwa, sharing the items with the mother of a sick boy