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Two new bishops for the Church of Uganda

Posted on: January 16, 2015 2:16 PM
Eridard Nsubuga and his wife Jane. He was one of two bishops elected on Thursday.
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Related Categories: Luweero, Sebei, Uganda

From the Church of Uganda

The Church of Uganda's House of Bishops have elected two new bishops on Thursday during its meeting at Lweza Training and Conference Centre.

The Revd Canon Eridard Kironde Nsubuga has been elected the 3rd Bishop of Luweero Diocese. He will be consecrated and enthroned as Bishop on 17th May 2015 at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Luweero.

Canon Nsubuga received Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour and was born again on 16th January 1982 and has been serving as Archdeacon of Ndejje, Luweero Diocese, since 2013. Prior to that, he served as Provost of St. Mark’s Cathedral, Luweero Diocese. He has also served as the Diocesan Secretary in Luweero Diocese, Vicar in St. Mark’s Cathedral, Parish Priest, and assisted Vicars/Rectors of different Parishes in Gloucestershire and Birmingham in UK under placements by CMS-UK.

Canon Nsubuga received a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Theology from the University of Gloucestershire, and Redcliffe College in UK in 2003. He was also awarded an Advanced Diploma in Christian Education from the University of Birmingham (West Hill College U.K) in 1996, a certificate in Anglican Communion Studies from College of Ascension, Selly Oak-Birmingham, UK, in 1995 and a Provincial Certificate in Theology from Bishop Tucker Theological College, Mukono, in 1985.

Canon Nsubuga is married to Jane Nagginda Nsubuga. He will succeed the Rt. Rev. Evans Mukasa Kisekka who has served as the 2nd Diocesan Bishop since 1996.

The Revd Paul Kiptoo Masaba was also elected the 2nd Bishop of Sebei Diocese. He will be consecrated and enthroned as Bishop on 12th April, 2015 at St. Peters Cathedral, Kokwomurya, Kapchorwa.

Paul Masaba And Agnes Masaba 2 Sml
The Revd Masaba is married to Agnes Violet Masaba

The Revd Masaba received Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour and was born again on 7th August 1988 and has been serving as Archdeacon and Vicar of St. Peters, Cathedral, Sebei Diocese since 2011. Prior to that, he served as Diocesan Youth and Children’s Worker for Sebei Diocese. He has also served as a Lay Reader for Kutung Church of Uganda, parish priest for Tuban Parish, Sunday school teacher and Primary teacher at Kapchorwa Primary School, Chema Primary and Kapchorwa Demonstration School.

The Revd Masaba received a Bachelor of Divinity and a Diploma in Theology from Uganda Christian University. He also holds a Grade III Teacher Certificate from Kapchorwa Primary Teachers College.

The Revd Masaba is married to Agnes Violet Masaba with six children. He will succeed the Rt. Rev. Augustine Salimo who has served as the 1st Diocesan Bishop since 1999.