From the Church of the Province of West Africa
On 23rd of November, 2014 at the St Michael & All Angels Cathedral, Mampong-Ashanti, the new Diocese of Asante Mampong was officially inaugurated by the Primate and Metropolitan Archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa (CPWA), Most Revd Daniel Yinkah Sarfo.
The Diocese of Asante Mampong thus becomes the 17th diocese in CPWA.
Later in the evening, at a special synod constituted by the Primate, Rt Revd Cyril Ben-Smith was canonically elected as the first diocesan bishop.
Prior to his election, Bishop Ben-Smith was the Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Kumasi.