Dr Farai Mutamiri, Dean of Harare, elected bishop
The Church of the Province of Central Africa Elective Assembly converged at the Cathedral of St Mary and All Angels in Harare, Zimbabwe on Tuesday 27 November 2018 to elect the next Bishop of the Diocese of Harare. His consecration and enthronement will take place on Epiphany Sunday 2019 after the court of confirmation has confirmed his election in twenty – eight days’ time.
The Reverend Dr Farai Mutamiri was elected as the next Bishop to take over from the Right Reverend Dr Chad Gandiya who resigns on 31st December 2018.
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 Bonar Industries.
In 1998 the Revd Mutamiri was awarded a Diploma in Religious Studies by the University of Zimbabwe while training for ordination at Bishop Gaul Theological College in Harare. He went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts Honours and Masters in Religious Studies in 2002 and 2004 respectively from the University of Zimbabwe. In April this year the Revd Mutamiri was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Pretoria.
Revd Mutamiri was made deacon in 1998 and ordained priest in1999. Since then he has worked as a rector in various parishes in the Diocese of Harare. Until recently, he was the Dean of St Mary and All Angels Cathedral (2008 to August 2018). In August this year he moved to go and work in Canada.
Revd Mutamiri is married to Letwin and together they are blessed with three children; two boys and a girl.
Archbishop Albert Chama presided over the election following a solemn mass held in the Cathedral. The Archbishop, on behalf of the Province, congratulates Revd Mutamiri on his election.
The Rt Revd William Mchombo
Hon Provincial Secretary