NEWLY CREATED SOUTH ANKOLE DIOCESE GETS FIRST BISHOP

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THE HOUSE OF BISHOPS OF THE CHURCH OF THE PROVINCE OF UGANDA ELECTS NEW BISHOP FOR THE NEWLY CREATED DIOCESE OF SOUTH ANKOLE

The House of Bishops of the Church of the Province of Uganda sitting at Commonwealth Speke Resort Munyonyo, September 28, 2011 elected Rev. Canon Nathan Ahimbisibwe as the 1st Diocesan Bishop of the newly created South Ankole Diocese. The Diocese was carved out both Ankole and West Ankole Dioceses.

The Rev. Canon Nathan Ahimbisibwe holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Christian Education from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississipi in the USA; a Bachelor of Divinity from Uganda Christian Universty, Mukono and a Diploma in Education.

He joined the priesthood in 1997 under the Diocese of Ankole and was appointed Canon of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Bweranyangi. Rev. Canon Ahimbisibwe has served as Lecturer at Bishop Stuart University in Mbarara; Tutor of theological Education by Extension in Ankole Diocese; and Director of Admissions/ Lecturer at Uganda Bible Institute. He has also served on various Boards.

Currently, he serves as the Chaplain at St. James Chapel, Makerere University Business School.  He is married to Lillian Ahimibisbwe and they have four children together.

His consecration and enthronement will take place at St. Matthew’s Church Kyamate, Ntungamo on the January 8, 2012.

Signed,

Rev. Canon George Bagamuhunda

PROVINCIAL SECRETARY

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