Trevor Mwamba

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The Right Reverend
Trevor Mwamba
Bishop of Botswana
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Mwamba at Chatham House in October 2015
Church Church of the Province of Central Africa
Diocese Anglican Diocese of Botswana
In office 2005–2013
Predecessor Theo Naledi
Successor Metlhayotlhe Beleme
Other posts Team Rector of Barking (2013–present)
Ordination 1984 (deacon)
1985 (priest)
by Mark Santer (deacon)
Consecration 2005
Personal details
Birth name Musonda Trevor Selwyn Mwamba
Born 1958 (age 59–60)
Nationality Botswana
Denomination Anglicanism
Spouse Mmasekgoa 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]


Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Theo Naledi
Bishop of Botswana
Succeeded by
Metlhayotlhe Beleme