Stanley Ntagali

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Stanley Ntagali
Archbishop of Uganda, Bishop of Kampala
ChurchChurch of Uganda
DioceseDiocese of Kampala
In officesince 2012
PredecessorHenry Luke Orombi
SuccessorSamuel Kazimba Mugalu
Other post(s)Bishop of Masindi-Kitara (2004–2012)
Consecration19 December 2004
by Henry Luke Orombi
RankBishop of Masindi-Kitara (2004–2012)
Personal details
Born (1955-03-01) 1 March 1955 (age 66)
Kigezi District, Uganda
Alma materBishop Tucker Theological College
St. Paul's University, Limuru
Oxford Centre for Mission Studies

Stanley Ntagali (born 1 March 1955) was a Ugandan Anglican bishop. Since 2012, he has been the Archbishop of Uganda, and therefore head of the Church of Uganda, and Bishop of Kampala. He was Bishop of Masindi-Kitara from 2004 to 2012.

Early life and education[edit]

Ntagali was born in Kabale, Uganda to Ernest and Molly Ntagali.[1][2] At age 16, he and his family migrated to the Hoima District.[2]

Ntagali studied theology and trained for ordained ministry at Bishop Tucker Theological College, an Anglican seminary, graduating with a certificate in theology in 1981. He continued his studies after ordination, completing a Bachelor of Divinity degree from St. Paul's University, Limuru in Kenya and a Master of Arts degree in theology and development from the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (associated with Middlesex University) in 2000.[1]

Ordained ministry[edit]

In 1981, Ntagali was ordained in the Church of Uganda.[3] He was a missionary in Karamoja until 1986.[1] He then served as a parish priest in the Diocese of Bunyoro-Kitara until 2002.[4] He was Archdeacon of Masindi from 1994 to 1999, Diocesan Secretary of Bunyoro-Kitara from 2000 to 2002, and Provincial Secretary for the Church of Uganda from 2003 to 2004.[1]

Episcopal ministry[edit]

On 19 December 2004, Ntagali was consecrated as a bishop for the newly created Diocese of Masindi-Kitara by Archbishop Henry Orombi. Ntagali was the first bishop consecrated by Orombi.[5]

Ntagali was elected to be the next Archbishop of Uganda by a secret ballot by all the 34 bishops of the Church of Uganda on 22 June 2011. He was installed as Archbishop on 16 December 2012 at St. Paul's Cathedral at Namirembe.[6][7] In addition to serving as the Archbishop of Uganda, Ntagali serves as bishop of the Diocese of Kampala, which is the episcopal see of the archbishop. His official position is Archbishop of Uganda and Bishop of Kampala.[8]

On 1 March 2020, having attained the retirement age of 65 years, Bishop Ntagali will resign and be replaced Archbishop-Elect Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu, who was elected on 28 August 2019, as the 9th Archbishop of Uganda.[9]


Ntagali supports the ordination of women as priests and bishops.[10] He was a strong supporter of the later-struck-down Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014.[11]

Personal life[edit]

In 1978, Ntagali married Beatrice.[1] Together, they have four sons and one daughter.[1][12]


The adultery scandal came to the public in January 2021 when Kazimba suspended Ntagali from performing priestly duties -noting that the Church of Uganda sees adultery as immoral as homosexuality and that they cannot shy away from their commitment to moral standards. Ntagali who committed adultery with Judith Tukamuhabwa, publicly confessed before Anglican bishops, selected priests, and faithful who gathered at Namirembe Cathedral. The former Archbishop Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali made a public apology and sought the forgiveness of all concerned over committing adultery.[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "UGANDA, Archbishop of". Who's Who 2017. Oxford University Press. November 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b Kaija, Wilson Akiiki (22 June 2012). "Masindi Bishop Ntagali Is New Archbishop of Uganda". Uganda Radio Network (URN). Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Portrait of a Bishop". Bristol Uganda link. Diocese of Bristol. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  4. ^ Conger, Georgev (1 July 2012). "Stanley Ntagali elected Archbishop of Uganda". The Church of England Newspaper. p. 5. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  5. ^ Simon, Simon (22 December 2013). "Archbishop Ntagali: I Was Captured by Jesus Before I Became Wild". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  6. ^ Ephraim Kasozi, and Sarah Tumwebaze (22 June 2012). "Ntagali Is New Church of Uganda Archbishop". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  7. ^ Raymond Baguma, and Vicky Wandawa (22 June 2012). "Right Reverend Stanley Ntagali Is New COU Archbishop". New Vision. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  8. ^ Orombi, Luke (11 January 2012). "Archbishop's Press Statement On His Retirement". Church of Uganda.
  9. ^ Joseph Kizza (28 August 2019). "Archbishop-Elect Kaziimba: A Look At Ntagali's Successor". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Church of Ugandan applauds CoE women bishops vote". Anglican Ink. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Uganda's Top Anglican Leader Doubles Down on Anti-Gay Law". 4 August 2014.
  12. ^ Okille, Nicodemus (22 June 2012). "The Right Reverend Stanley Ntagali Elected 8th Archbishop of the Church of Uganda". Anglican Communion News Service (London). Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  13. ^ URN. "Adultery: Archbishop Ntagali makes public apology". The Observer - Uganda. Retrieved 2021-05-27.

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Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by (2004–2012) Primate of the Anglican Church of Uganda
Succeeded by