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The Bishop of South Ankole, the Rt. Rev. Nathan Ahimbisibwe October 4, 2011

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The House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda has elected the first bishop of the Diocese of South Ankole, Canon Nathan Ahimbisibwe.

Here is the announcement from Canon George Bagamuhunda, the Provincial Secretary:

The House of Bishops of the Church of the Province of Uganda sitting at Commonwealth Speke Resort Munyonyo on 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 University, 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.

The Monitor also has a report on the new bishop.  Its Oct 3 story said:

The Anglican Church of Uganda has created a new diocese in the western region to bring Christian services closer to believers.

The new South Ankole Diocese, which was carved out of Ankole and West Ankole Dioceses, brings the number of dioceses to 34.

The House of Bishops from the Church of the Province of Uganda on September 29 elected the Rev. Nathan Ahimbisibwe as the bishop for the newly-created South Ankole Diocese. The Rev. Ahimbisibwe was previously the Chaplain of St. James Chapel, Makerere University Business School.

According to the Rev. George Bagamuhunda, the provincial secretary, Ahimbisibwe’s consecration and enthronement will take place at St. Matthew’s Church Kyamate, Ntungamo District, on January 8 . A press statement issued yesterday, indicates that the Rev. Ahimbisibwe holds a Master of Arts Degree in Christian Education from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississipi, USA, a Bachelor of Divinity from Uganda Christian University, Mukono and a Diploma in Education.

“He joined priesthood in 1997 under the Diocese of Ankole and was appointed Canon of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Bweranyangi; it said. The Rev. 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.

A senior official of the church disclosed that three more dioceses will be created in Lango, West Nile and Busoga regions to extend church administration to Christians.

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