Diocese of Lesotho
|Diocese of Lesotho|
|Ecclesiastical province||Southern Africa|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of St. Mary and St. James, Maseru|
The Diocese of Lesotho is a diocese in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. It comprises the entire nation of Lesotho. It is divided in three archdeaconries, Central Lesotho, Northern Lesotho and Southern Lesotho. The current bishop is Adam Taaso, in office since 2008.
Lesotho was originally included in the Anglican Diocese of the Free State but became an independent diocese in 1950, still with the name of Basutoland. His first bishop was John Maund, who would be in office from 1950 to 1976. Upon the independence from the United Kingdom in 1966, the diocese was renamed the Diocese of Lesotho.
The seat of the diocese is the Cathedral of St Mary and St James in Maseru.
List of Bishops
- John Arrowsmith Maund 1950-1976
- Desmond Mpilo Tutu 1976-1978
- Philip Stanley Mokuku 1978-1997
- Andrew Thabo Duma 1997-1999
- Joseph Mahapu Tsubella 1999-2006
- See Vacant - 2007
- Mallane Adam Taaso 2008–present
- Dove, Reginald (1975). Anglican pioneers in Lesotho: some account of the Diocese of Lesotho, 1876-1930.
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