Uganda elects new bishops for Kumi and Mityana

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Key highlights from the two-days meeting for Church of Uganda Bishops 7th to 9th November 2019.

Church of Uganda Bishops have concluded their two days meeting that began with the House of Bishops (Thursday November 7th, 2019) and the Board of Trustees Meeting (Friday November 8th, 2019) at Namirembe Guest House, Kampala.

During the House of Bishops, the following were elected new Bishops;
1. Rev. Okunya Charles Oode was elected the 2nd Bishop of Kumi Diocese. He will be consecrated and enthroned as Bishop on 29th December 2019 at St. Philip’s Cathedral, Ngora. He will succeed the Rt. Rev. Thomas Irigei, who will retire at the end of 2019.

2. Rev. Dr. Bukomeko James was elected the 5th Bishop of Mityana Diocese. He will be consecrated and enthroned as bishop on 2nd February 2020 at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. He will suceed the Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu who was elected the 9th Archbishop of the Church of Uganda and will automatically become the Bishop of Kampala Diocese.

The House was addressed by a team from the Provincial Strategic Discipleship Movement (PSDM) comprised of Rev Alex Bwambale and Mr. Esayas Ersabo.

PSDM is an intentional disciple making strategy that the Mission and Outreach Directorate of Church of Uganda mainstreams across its structure for all clergymen and lay leaders for their own spiritual life advancement and ministries as well.

During the Board of Trustees Meeting, a team from Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) led by Mr Bemanya Twebaze the Registrar General held meaningful discussions with the Bishops about compliance on registration of all marriages.

A team from Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC) led by the Acting Managing Director, Mr Mujuzi Kasekende also addressed Bishops about gazetting places of worship, marriages, intellectual property, vestments, hymn books, church rules and procedures among others.

The two-days meeting deliberated on a wide-range of issues and the way forward for the continued development of Church of Uganda.