Nigerian becomes first African Bishop in Church of England in 20 years

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Reverend Dr. Woyin Karowei Dorgu has been appointed as a Bishop of Woolwich by the Church of England, the first African Bishop the Church has seen in 20 years.

Dr Dordu, who is currently a Vicar at St John the Evangelist, Upper Holloway, and Woowich and a Prebendary of St Paul’s Cathedral  will be concerated in Southwark Cathedral on St Patrick’s Day on the 17th of March 2017.


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The Reverend, who worked as a medical doctor before being ordained, was ordained in 1995 and because a Priest the following year. Speaking on his new appointment, Dr Dorgu stated:

‘Mosun and I are delighted that Southwark, under the visionary leadership of Bishop Christopher and the Area Bishops, is a dynamic Diocese of clergy and laity working hard for the Gospel of salvation for all through Jesus Christ.  We are greatly honoured to be invited to share and contribute to this dynamic ministry of bringing God’s love to the people of Woolwich and the Diocese. I look forward to getting to know the clergy, people and churches of the Area in the coming months.’

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