Rev. Canon Amos Magezi Elected as 1st Bishop of Northwest Ankole Diocese

Bishop-elect Amos and Jean Magezi

Rev. Canon Amos Magezi Elected as 1st Bishop of Northwest Ankole Diocese

The Rev. Canon Amos Magezi has been elected the 1st Bishop of Northwest Ankole Diocese. He will be consecrated and enthroned as Bishop on 1st October 2017 at St. Pauls Pro-Cathedral, Ibanda. Northwest Ankole was carved out of Ankole Diocese and will be inaugurated on the same day of consecration.   

Canon Magezi was born in 1963 in Kyeizooba, Igaara, Bushenyi District. He was born again in 1987.He had lost hope for the future due to the death of his father who died when he was 6 years old. His mother could not afford paying school fees for his education. However, after accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour, it became a turning point of his life; God gave him education and a family.

From a humble beginning of completing Primary 6 at Rwatsinga Primary School, Canon Amos Magezi went through several formal trainings that led him to holding two masters degrees; Master of Divinity Degree at Reformed Theological Seminary in Mississippi USA1997-200 and Master of Arts in Organisational Leadership and Management at UCU Mukono 2010-2013.

Canon Magezi started his journey of serving the Lord at the age of 14 as a Catechist at Ruburara Church of Uganda (1977-1978).  After his Bachelors and First Master’s Degree training, he served as the Diocesan Mission Coordinator of Ankole Diocese from 2001-2002. He at the same time served as a Chaplain of Mbarara High School in 2002. 

Canon Amos Magezi is the Founder-Director and Principal of Uganda Bible Institute, Ankole Diocese from 2003 to 2010. He later served as the Dean of St. James Cathedral Ruharo.

Canon Magezi is currently serving as the Provincial Secretary of the Church of Uganda since January 2014.

Canon Magezi is married to Jean Nyonyozi Magezi, a Registered Nurse, and they have six children and one grandchild.

The election was made by the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda sitting at Lweza Training and Conference Centre on 11th July 2017.