Anglican dioceses of Eastern Uganda

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The Anglican dioceses of Eastern Uganda are the Anglican presence in (roughly) the Eastern Region, Uganda; they are part of the Church of Uganda. The remaining dioceses of the Church are in the areas of Buganda, of Northern Uganda, of Ankole and Kigezi, and of Rwenzori.

Diocese of Mbale[edit]

Erected from the Diocese of Uganda in 1926. In 1954, four archdeaconries were created: West Nile; Lango and Acholi; Teso and Karamoja; and Mbale; there was an Archdeacon of Elgon until that point.[1] By 1953, St Phillip the Evangelist, Ngora was a pro-cathedral of the diocese;[2] it later became a full cathedral of successor dioceses. In preparation for the creation of the independent church province, the diocese was split in three parts in 1961: Teso and Karamoja became Soroti diocese; the Northern Province the Diocese of Northern Uganda; and Mbale, Bugisu and Bukedi remained and was renamed Mbale.[3] When Usher-Wilson was (re)installed as ordinary of the newly-split Mbale diocese, it was at St Andrew's, Mbale.[4]

Bishops on the Upper Nile[edit]

Bishops of Mbale[edit]

Diocese of Soroti[edit]

One of the two split from Upper Nile diocese in 1961 was the Diocese of Soroti; her cathedral is St Peter's Cathedral, Soroti.[12]

Bishops of Soroti[edit]

Diocese of Busoga[edit]

Erected from the Diocese of Namirembe in 1972, the mother church is Christ Cathedral, Bugembe (in Jinja District).[18]

Bishops of Busoga[edit]

Diocese of Bukedi[edit]

Founded from Mbale diocese, 1972; the cathedral is St Peter's Cathedral, Tororo.[21]

Bishops of Bukedi[edit]

Diocese of North Mbale[edit]

Split from the Diocese of Mbale during 1992. The See is at St Matthew's Cathedral, Buhugu in Sironko District.[25]

Bishops of North Mbale[edit]

Diocese of Sebei[edit]

Erect from Mbale diocese, 1999. The See is at St Peter's Cathedral, Kokwomurya, Kapchorwa.[26]

Bishops of Sebei[edit]

Diocese of Kumi[edit]

From the Diocese of Soroti in 2001. St Philip's Cathedral, Ngora.

Bishop of Kumi[edit]

Diocese of Central Busoga[edit]

Founded in 2016 from the Busoga diocese; All Saints' Pro-Cathedral, Iganga.[32]

Bishops of Central Busoga[edit]

Diocese of East Busoga[edit]

Proposed for split from Busoga.[34]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reorganisation on the Upper Nile". Church Times (#4750). 19 February 1954. p. 140. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 10 January 2020 – via UK Press Online archives.
  2. ^ "Ordinations". Church Times (#4701). 13 March 1953. p. 203. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 10 January 2020 – via UK Press Online archives.
  3. ^ a b c "First Archbishop of Uganda in April?". Church Times (#5080). 24 June 1960. p. 1. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 31 October 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  4. ^ "African Welcome for Bishop of Mbale". Church Times (#5120). 30 March 1961. p. 20. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 10 January 2020 – via UK Press Online archives.
  5. ^ "Death of Bishop Keith Russell". Church Times (#6082). 7 September 1979. p. 20. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 17 February 2020 – via UK Press Online archives.
  6. ^ The Episcopal Church Annual, 1957: The Anglican Episcopate p. 382
  7. ^ "New Assistant Bishop on the Upper Nile". Church Times (#4637). 21 December 1951. p. 882. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 10 January 2020 – via UK Press Online archives.
  8. ^ "Bishop in Uganda murdered". Church Times (#6063). 27 April 1979. p. 1. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 13 January 2020 – via UK Press Online archives.
  9. ^ "Briefly". Church Times (#6719). 22 November 1991. p. 5. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 13 January 2020 – via UK Press Online archives.
  10. ^ New Vision, 9 May 2008 — Anglican church names two new bishops named (Accessed 17 February 2020)
  11. ^ Church of Uganda — Archbishop's Charge to 19th Provincial Assembly, 26–29 August 2008 (Accessed 18 February 2020)
  12. ^ New Vision, 21 February 2019 — Soroti Diocese gets new bishop (Accessed 18 February 2020)
  13. ^ a b "obituary: Geresom Ilukor". Church Times (#7855). 4 October 2013. p. 31. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 10 January 2020 – via UK Press Online archives.
  14. ^ "Uganda election postponed: Filling Vacant Sees". Church Times (#5359). 29 October 1965. p. 11. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 13 January 2020 – via UK Press Online archives.
  15. ^ "3 new bishops for Uganda". Church Times (#5892). 16 January 1976. p. 3. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 15 January 2020 – via UK Press Online archives.
  16. ^ COU Soroti Diocese — George Erwau (Accessed 17 February 2020)
  17. ^ a b Uganda Radio Network, 21 February 2019 — Odongo Elected New Bishop of Soroti Diocese (Accessed 17 February 2020)
  18. ^ a b c New Vision, 1 August 2015 — Naimanhye new bishop of Busoga diocese (Accessed 17 February 2020)
  19. ^ Daily Monitor, 11 February 2019 — Retired Bishop of Busoga Cyprian Bamwoze dead (Accessed 17 February 2020)
  20. ^ New Vision, 9 July 2002 — Bishop Kyomya Cries at Ordination (Accessed 17 February 2020)
  21. ^ Chandler's Ford parish magazine, June 2017 (Accessed 18 February 2020)
  22. ^ The Living Church, Vol. 217, #12: 20 September 1998 p. 18: Stories from Lambeth (Accessed 17 February 2020)
  23. ^ Uganda Radio Network, 12 November 2012 — Okile Retires After 40 Years of Service (Accessed 17 February 2020)
  24. ^ Church of Uganda — Egesa elected as 3rd Bishop of Bukedi Diocese (Accessed 17 February 2020)
  25. ^ a b Anglican Communion New Service, 18 December 2014 — Uganda: New bishop ditched the bottle to answer the altar call (Accessed 17 February 2020)
  26. ^ Anglican Communion New Service, 16 January 2015 — Two new bishops for the Church of Uganda (Accessed 17 February 2020)
  27. ^ Daily Monitor, 11 May 2019 — Former Sebei Bishop Augustine Salimo dies (Accessed 17 February 2020)
  28. ^ Church of Uganda — Masaba elected as 2nd Bishop of Sebei Diocese (Accessed 17 February 2020)
  29. ^ New Vision, 7 November 2019 — Okunya Oode elected Bishop of Kumi Diocese (Accessed 17 February 2020)
  30. ^ Anglican Ink, 24 February 2020 — Ugandan episcopal election overturned (Accessed 25 February 2020)
  31. ^ [1]
  32. ^ Uganda Christian News, 24 August 2016 — High excitement as Central Busoga Diocese gets its 1st Bishop (Accessed 18 February 2020)
  33. ^ Church of Uganda — Central Busoga (Accessed 17 February 2020)
  34. ^ Anglican Ink, 11 April 2019 — Ugandan bishops uphold guidelines on creating new dioceses (Accessed 17 February 2020)