The Archbishop of Uganda | Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali To Visit Boston Church of Uganda – Sunday June 29th 2014

Posted June 26, 2014 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Church News ~ 3,933 views



Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali, the Archbishop of Uganda, will be visit the Anglican Church of Uganda in Boston as part of his broader trip to North America. The Archbishop will also join the Saints in Boston for a special baptism service starting from 1pm at 129 Lexington Street in Belmont where he is expected to preach and take questions from congregants. Archbishop Ntagali together with other fellow Bishops was in the US as part of the team at Latrobe, Pennsylvania that would join the conclave in electing the next archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America

A few weeks ago, Bishop Hannington Mutebi of Kampala Diocese a few weeks ago was a guest preacher at a service held within the Ugandan community in Boston. The arrival of the Archbishop will be another landmark visit of how the Ugandan community in Boston has grown both spiritually and in size and also enjoys the biggest celebration of the Uganda Martyrs Day in the Diaspora. As home to the largest concentration of Ugandans in North American – Boston is highly frequented by both spiritual and political leaders from Uganda.

About Archbishop Stanley Ntagali

On 22nd June 2012, at a press conference held at the Archbishop’s Palace, Namirembe, the Rt. Rev. Nicodemus Okille, Dean of the Church of the Province of Uganda, announced that the Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali was elected the 8th Archbishop of the Church of Uganda. The election was held during a meeting of the House of Bishops on Friday, 22nd June, 2012, at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe.

The election was by secret ballot and was presided over by the Provincial Chancellor. Bishop Ntagali was elected with more than a two-thirds majority, per the Constitution of the Church of Uganda.

Bishop Ntagali was consecrated Bishop on 19th December 2004 and has served as the Bishop of Masindi-Kitara Diocese for eight years.

Born in Ndorwa County in Kabale District in 1955, he shifted with his family to Wambabya Parish in Kizirifumbi Sub-county in Hoima District when he was 16 years old. On Christmas Eve 1974, at the age of 19, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour and was born again.

He began working as a teacher in Wambabya Primary School, and later spent two years as a missionary in Karamoja Diocese. He did his theological training at Bishop Tucker Theological College, St. Paul’s Theological College, Limuru, Kenya, and the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies in the UK.

After serving as a missionary in Karamoja Diocese, he served the remainder of his priestly ministry in various capacities in Bunyoro-Kitara Diocese until 2002, when he was appointed Provincial Secretary.

As a Bishop, Bishop Ntagali has represented the Archbishop in international meetings, served as the Chair of the Church House Board, and led the committee that designed guidelines for retiring Bishops.

Bishop Ntagali is married to Beatrice and they have five children.

To be eligible to be an Archbishop, one must already be serving as a Bishop in the Church of Uganda, and must be at least 50 years old. Out of the 35 Bishops currently active in the Church of Uganda, 29 were eligible to become Archbishop.

The previous Archbishops of the Church of Uganda have been the following:

1. Archbishop Leslie Brown, a British missionary, was the first Archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Boga-Zaire (1961-1966)
2. Archbishop Erica Sabiti (1966 – 1974)
3. Archbishop Janani Luwum (1974 – 1977). Martyred in 1977.
4. Archbishop Silvanus Wani (1977 – 1983). In 1980, Rwanda, Burundi, and Boga-Zaire became a separate, Francophone Province, and Uganda became its own Province.
5. Archbishop Yona Okoth (1983 – 1995)
6. Archbishop Livingstone Mpalanyi-Nkoyoyo (1995 – 2004)
7. Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi (2004 – 2012)

Source — Ugandan Diaspora News and agencies.

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One Comment

    Henry James

    Thank you for the news – this piece is very informative.

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