Primates of the Anglican Communion -- Archbishop of Southern Africa

 

Primates of the Anglican Communion -- Archbishop of Southern Africa

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George Conger

The Most Rev Thabo Cecil Makgoba, Primate of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa and Archbishop of Cape Town.

Born on 15 December 1960, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba was reared in Soweto and educated at the University of Witwatersrand, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He began training for the ministry at St Paul’s College in Grahamstown in 1986, and following ordination earned a Master of Educational Science degree from the University of Witwatersrand, and in 2009 was awarded a doctorate from the University of Cape Town. Following seminary he was ordained deacon and priest for the Diocese of Johannesburg and served his curacy at St Mary’s Cathedral in Johannesburg. He went on to serve as chaplain at the University of Witwatersrand, priest in charge of St Alban's Church and then of Christ the King in Sophiatown. In 1999 he was appointed archdeacon of Sophiatown in the Diocese of Johannesburg. On 25 May 2002 he as appointed suffragan Bishop of Grahamstown, with the title Bishop of Queenstown and was elected diocesan bishop in 2004. On 31 Dec 2007 he was elected primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and was translated to Cape Town as archbishop. He served on the 2008 Lambeth Conference design team. He is married to Lungelwa Manona and they have a son and daughter.

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