Diocese of Swaziland

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Diocese of Swaziland
Location
Ecclesiastical province Anglican Church of Southern Africa
Statistics
Parishes 24
Information
Rite Anglican
Cathedral Cathedral Church of All Saints, Mbabane
Current leadership
Bishop The Rt. Rev. Ellinah Wamukoya
Website
Anglican Diocese of Swaziland at the ACSA Official Website

The Diocese of Swaziland is a diocese in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. The diocese was founded in 1968. It comprises the country of Swaziland. It is divided in three archdeaconries, Eastern Swaziland, Southern Swaziland and Western Swaziland.

The bishop Meshack Mabuza was in charge from 2002 to 2012. He was very critical of the authoritarian rule of Swazi king Mswati III, calling for democratic reforms. On 18 July 2012, the Rev. Ellinah Wamukoya, aged 61 years old, was elected bishop, becoming the first woman in the Anglican Church of South Africa to be elected to this office.[1] She was consecrated on 17 November 2012 by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba.[2]

History[edit]

The Anglican Diocese of Swaziland was created in 1968, shortly after the independence of Swaziland and had Anthony Hunter as their first bishop, from 1968 to 1975.[3]

The Anglican Diocese of Swaziland is twinned with the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa (Iowa, USA) and with the Episcopal Diocese of Brechin (Scotland).

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