|The Right Reverend
Margaret Brenda Vertue
|Predecessor||Merwyn Edwin Castle|
by Thabo Makgoba
6 April 1953 |
Kimberley, Northern Cape
Margaret Brenda Vertue (born 6 April 1953) is a South African Anglican bishop. She is the second woman to be elected as a bishop of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and of the whole African continent, as the diocesan bishop of the Anglican Diocese of False Bay.
Vertue was educated at the Convent of the Holy Family in Kimberley and studied at St Paul’s Theological College, Grahamstown, at the Stellenbosch University and at the St Beuno’s, North Wales. She was ordained as one of the first woman priests by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in September 1992.
She was elected bishop of False Bay on 3 October 2012 by the Diocesan Elective Assembly and she was consecrated on 19 January 2013 by the Most Reverend Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town.
Notes and references
- Anon (9 October 2012). "Second female Anglican bishop elected by Southern Africa". Anglican Journal. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
- Kannemeyer, AJ (10 April 2012). "Canon Margaret Vertue elected as the next Bishop of the Diocese of False Bay" (Press release). Cape Town: Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA). Retrieved 2014-10-07.
- Hartle, Ray (20 January 2013). "SA chooses female bishop". IOL News. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
|Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles|
|Bishop of False Bay