The former Dean of St Mary and All Angels Cathedral in Harare, who stepped down in August this year to work in Canada, is to return to Zimbabwe after being elected bishop. Dr Farai Mutamiri had served as Dean from 2008 before moving to Canada. He was elected to succeed Dr Chad Gandiya, who retires on New Year’s Eve. Dr Mutamiri will be consecrated and enthroned on Epiphany Sunday 2019.
When the 50-year-old bishop-elect left secondary school in 1985, he began working in industry as a production line supervisor The Revd Mutamiri was born 8th October 1968. He's 50 years old. He completed secondary school education in 1985 and went on to work as a Production Line Supervisor for materials company Bonar Industries.
After training for ordination at Bishop Gaul Theological College in Harare, he was ordained deacon in 1998 and priest in1999. He has since served as rector in various parishes within the diocese before becoming Dean in 2008. In April this year he was awarded a doctorate by the University of Pretoria.