Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean

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Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean
Archbishop James Wong.jpg
Archbishop James Wong
PrimateJames Wong
TerritoryMadagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles

The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean is a province of the Anglican Communion. It covers the islands of Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles. The current Archbishop and Primate is James Wong, Bishop of Seychelles.

Dioceses[edit]

Madagascan dioceses[edit]

Diocese of Antananarivo[edit]

The Bishop of Antananarivo has been the Ordinary of the Anglican Church in Antananarivo[1] in the Indian Ocean since the diocese's erection in 1969.[2] The current bishop is Samoela Jaona Ranarivelo.

Diocese of Antsiranana[edit]

Bishops of Antsiranana have included Roger Chung Po Chuen (until 2012), Oliver Simon (2012–2015) and Théophile Botomazava (since 2015).

Diocese of Fianarantsoa[edit]

The diocese of Fianarantsoa, has been established since at least 2003[3] and Gilbert Rakotondravelo had been the Bishop of Fianarantsoa since before 2010.[4]

Diocese of Mahajanga[edit]

Jean-Claude Andrianjafimanana had been the (Anglican) Bishop of Mahajanga, since before 2003.[3]

Diocese of Toamasina[edit]

Jean-Paul Solo has been the (Anglican) Bishop of Toamasina, since before 2011.[5]

Diocese of Toliara[edit]

Todd McGregor was elected in 2006 to become a suffragan/assistant bishop over the Toliara (Tuléar) missionary area of the Diocese of Antananarivo, to prepare that area to become a diocese. On 21 April 2013, the new Diocese of Toliara was erected out of Antananarivo diocese and McGregor became the first bishop diocesan.[6]

Diocese of Mauritius[edit]

See: Bishop of Mauritius.

Diocese of Seychelles[edit]

The Bishop of Seychelles has been the Ordinary of the Anglican Church in the Seychelles[7] in the Indian Ocean since the diocese's erection in 1973.[8] The current bishop is James Wong,[9] since 2009; he has also been the Archbishop of the Indian Ocean since 2017.[10]

Archbishops[edit]

Anglican realignment[edit]

The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean is a member of the Global South and the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, and has been involved in the Anglican realignment. Archbishop James Wong attended GAFCON III, in Jerusalem, on 17-22 June 2018.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anglican Communion
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  3. ^ a b Africa South of the Sahara 2003, p. 608 (Accessed 22 February 2017)
  4. ^ Diocese in Europe Calendar and Prayer Diary, July to December 2010 (Accessed 22 February 2017)
  5. ^ Diocese of York Prayer Diary — October 2011 (Accessed 22 February 2017)
  6. ^ Diocese of Toliara — A Brief History (Accessed 22 February 2017)
  7. ^ Net Ministries
  8. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  9. ^ Anglican Communion
  10. ^ Seychelles eNews — Anglican Bishop to be consecrated (Accessed 22 February 2017)
  11. ^ GAFCON III largest pan-Anglican gathering since Toronto Congress of 1963, Anglican Ink, 20 June 2018

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