[ACNS, by Amelia Brown] On Saturday (10 March), the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, was installed as an honorary assistant bishop in the Church of England’s Diocese of Southwark. The installation service took place during the diocesan synod on Saturday afternoon at St John’s Church, Waterloo in south London.
Dr Idowu-Fearon described the appointment as “a privilege”, saying: “I am very grateful to the diocese and particularly to Bishop Christopher for this honour. My role as Secretary General of the Anglican Communion takes me all over the world but I will maintain a close interest in the diocese and its ministry.
“In fact, my travels will give me the opportunity to share more widely the exciting things that are happening in what is an incredibly diverse diocese. And of course, Southwark will always be in my prayers.”
Dr Idowu-Fearon joins Bishop Anthony Poggo, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Advisor for Anglican Communion Affairs; Bishop Nigel Stock, the former Bishop at Lambeth; and Bishop Graham Kings, founder of the Mission Theology in the Anglican Communion project amongst a number of honorary assistant bishops in the diocese.