Diocese of Umzimvubu

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The Diocese of Umzimvubu[1] is a relatively new Diocese created out of a portion of the former St John’s See. It came into existence in 1991[2] and the current bishop is Mlibo Ngewu.

The Diocese of Umzimvubu sits on the border of Kwazulu Natal and The Eastern Cape, located in the northern area of the former homeland of the Transkei. Historically the Diocese, along with the Diocese of Mthatha, formed the larger Diocese of St John's. Consequently, it shares many of the characteristics of this neighbouring diocese.

List of bishops[edit]

Coat of arms[edit]

The diocese registered a coat of arms at the Bureau of Heraldry in 1992 : Per fess wavy abaisse, Gules and Azure, a bar wavy abaisse Argent, surmounted by a Celtic cross Or; a chief dancetty Azure filleted Argent; the shield ensigned with a mitre proper.[3]


  1. ^ Contact Details
  2. ^ Details of formation
  3. ^ Brownell, F. G. (2002). Heraldry in the Church of the Province of Southern Africa, 1847-2000: Coats of Arms of the Dioceses, Collegiate and Parish Churches, and the Order of Ethiopia. Heraldsholme CC. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-620-28606-0.