Margaret Vertue

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The Right Reverend
Margaret Brenda Vertue
Bishop of False Bay
Church Anglican Church of Southern Africa
Diocese Diocese of False Bay
Elected 3 October 2012
Predecessor Merwyn Edwin Castle
Ordination 1992
Consecration 2013
by Thabo Makgoba
Personal details
Born (1953-04-06) 6 April 1953 (age 64)
Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Denomination Anglicanism

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[1][2][3]



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Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
Mervyn Castle
Bishop of False Bay
2012 -