Second Anglican woman bishop for Africa: The Church of England Newspaper, October 21, 2012 p 6. October 22, 2012Posted by geoconger in Anglican Church of Southern Africa, Church of England Newspaper, Women Priests.
Tags: Ellinah Wamukoya, Margaret Vertue, Steve Moreo, Steven Letleonyane
The Archbishop of Cape Town reports the Diocese of False Bay has elected Africa’s second Anglican bishop. Archbishop Thabo Makboga reports that on 3 Oct 2012 the diocesan synod elected the Rev. Canon Margaret Vertue as second bishop of the diocese in succession to the Rt. Rev. Merwyn Castle.
“In the last few months, we have had four episcopal elections, electing two women and two men,” Archbishop Makgoba wrote. “It seems the Holy Spirit is not finished with us, but is taking us further onwards into this new stage of our Church’s life. We give great thanks to God.”
Bishop-elect Ellinah Wamukoya of Swaziland will be the first Anglican African women bishop following her consecration on 17 Nov 2012. In recent weeks the Ven. Steve Moreo was elected Bishop of Johannesburg and the Rev Steven Letloenyane was elected Bishop of the Diocese of the Free State. They, and Canon Vertue, will be consecrated in early 2013.
First printed in The Church of England Newspaper.