Vicentia Kgabe

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Vincentia Kgabe

Rector of the College of the Transfiguration
ProvinceAnglican Church of Southern Africa
PredecessorBarney Pityana

Vicentia Refiloe Kgabe is an Anglican priest and academic.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Soweto, Kgabe attended schools in Soweto, she started her theological training at the College of the Transfiguration. She undertook further theological studies at the University of Pretoria where she obtained a PhD in Practical Theology in 2011. She has also attended Pretoria University's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) leadership programme.

Clerical career[edit]

Kgabe was made deacon in 2002 and was ordained as a priest in 2003.[1] She served as rector of the Parish of Weltevreden St Michael and All Angels, a position she has held since 2013. She has, however, served in parishes around the Diocese of Johannesburg since her ordination. She was an archdeacon in the Diocese of Johannesburg, where she has had responsibility for the promotion and discernment of vocations to the ordained ministry of the church.[1]

In 2014 she was appointed rector of the College of the Transfiguration.[2]

Other work[edit]

Member of the board for Hope Africa[3] and of the council of the College of the Transfiguration.[1]


  • Abuse of Alcohol by Clergy: Challenge to Pastoral Care. LAP Lambert Academic Publishers. 2011. ISBN 978-3-8465-2958-4.
  • Abuse of alcohol by Anglican clergy : challenge to pastoral care (Ph.D. thesis). Pretoria: University of Pretoria. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 2014-09-13.

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