The Rt Rev Brian Melvin Marajh is the eighth and current Bishop of George, in South Africa. He was consecrated as Bishop at St Mark's Cathedral, George, on 7 May 2011. Marajh was born in Kimberley in the Northern Cape on 2 April 1960.
Early life and education
Marajh attended the Homevale Scondary School in Kimberley, where he matriculated in 1980. Initial university studies were at the University of the Western Cape where Marajh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
He was ordained a deacon in the Anglican Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman in December 1986, and priest in December the following year.
Academic pursuits and clerical appointments
Marajh pursued post-graduate studies at Glasgow (Master of Theology) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (PhD). He also holds a Certificate in Family and Marriage Counseling from UNISA.
Marajh was appointed Canon Theologian in the Anglican Diocese of Mauritius in 2004, serving as Rector of Curepipe, Mauritius, 2005-6. He was Director of the Diocesan Training Centre for Ministries.
He returned to the Church of the Province of Southern Africa, to the Diocese of George, in 2008, serving as Rector of All Saints, Mossel Bay.
Vicar General and election to the Episcopate
In August 2010 Marajh was appointed as Vicar General following the resignation of Bishop Harker.
He was elected as Harker’s successor at the elective assembly in George on 20 January 2011.