Tags: Alexander Malik, Diocese of Lahore, Irfan Jamil
The Diocese of Lahore installed the Rt. Rev. Irfan Jamil as its ninth bishop last week at a service held at the Cathedral Church of the Resurrection in Lahore. The Deputy Moderator of the Church of Pakistan, Bishop Humphrey Peters of Peshawar presided at the 28 Sept 2012 ceremony that welcomed Bishop Jamil and marked the retirement of Bishop Alexander Malik, who served as Bishop of Lahore for 32 years.
On Feb 5, 2011 Bishop Jamil was consecrated as coadjutor to Bishop Malik. Prior to his election he served as vicar of St. Thomas Church, Islamabad and Adviser to the Bishop of Lahore for Evangelism. He also served for 17 years as general secretary of the Pakistan Fellowship of Evangelical Students. Educated in Pakistan, Bishop Jamil trained for the ministry at the London Bible College and Trinity Theological College, Singapore.
Bishop Jamil told the congregation: “The word responsibility comes from ability and response. I know there may be great challenges for me. But I promise to work as the Bishop of Lahore under fear of God and to the best of my abilities with commitment, dedication and devotion.”
First printed in The Church of England Newspaper.