Trevor Mwamba

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Trevor Mwamba
Bishop of Botswana
Bishop Trevor Mwamba.jpeg
Mwamba at Chatham House in October 2015
ChurchChurch of the Province of Central Africa
DioceseAnglican Diocese of Botswana
In office2005–2013
PredecessorTheo Naledi
SuccessorMetlhayotlhe Beleme
Other postsTeam Rector of Barking (2013–present)
Ordination1984 (deacon)
1985 (priest)
by Mark Santer (deacon)
Personal details
Birth nameMusonda Trevor Selwyn Mwamba
Born1958 (age 60–61)
SpouseMmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba

Musonda Trevor Selwyn Mwamba (born 1958), known as Trevor Mwamba, is a Motswana Anglican bishop. He was consecrated Bishop of Botswana on 6 February 2005.[1] He tendered his resignation as Bishop of Botswana on 30 September 2012 – the day on which Botswana marks the anniversary of its independence from Britain.[2] His successor was consecrated on 14 July 2013.[3][not in citation given]

In March 2013 he rook up the post of Team Rector of Barking in the Church of England.[4] On 9 November 2013 he was made assistant bishop in the Diocese of Chelmsford.[5]

He made a cameo appearance on the third episode of the HBO and BBC co-produced miniseries The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. He appears in the episode entitled "Poison" as himself thanking members of the business community of Gaborone for their donations to the fictional orphanage portrayed in the series.[6] He is married to Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba, a Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General from 2008 to 2014.[7]

He was made a deacon at Petertide 1984 (1 July) by Mark Santer, Bishop of Kensington (by letters dimissory from Leonard Mwenda, Bishop of Lusaka), at St Luke's, Chelsea, Greater London[8] and served briefly as curate of All Saints, Notting Hill. He left the UK in 1985 to become Rector of Luanshya and Vocations Director for Central Zambia, and was ordained a priest that year.[9]


  1. ^ Consultation of Religious Leaders on Global Poverty – Trevor Mwamba (Accessed 22 April 2014)
  2. ^ Moeti, Mesh (16 November 2012). "My time is nigh". Sunday Standard.
  3. ^ Anglican Communion
  4. ^ [1] (Archived at on 1 January 2014; accessed 14 May 2018)
  5. ^ Diocese of Chelmsford, Diocese Synod – Minutes of the 132nd meeting of the Synod, 9 November 2013 (Accessed 22 April 2014)
  6. ^ "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" Episode:"Poison"
  7. ^ Centre for Global Inclusion — Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba (Accessed 14 May 2018)
  8. ^ "Petertide ordinations (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#6334). 6 July 1984. p. 4. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 15 June 2017. (Subscription required (help)).
  9. ^ "Musonda Trevor Selwyn Mwamba". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Theo Naledi
Bishop of Botswana
Succeeded by
Metlhayotlhe Beleme