The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has jetted into the country to grace the enthronement ceremony of the Ninth Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Dr. Stephen Kazimba Mugalu.
According to government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa, head of the committee set aside to organise the enthronement of the new Archbishop, Archbishop of Canterbury is one of the many guests scheduled to grace the function.
Justin Portal Welby is the 105th archbishop of Canterbury and the most senior bishop in the Church of England. He has served in that role since 2013. Welby was the vicar of Southam, Warwickshire, and most recently was the Bishop of Durham, serving for just over a year. As Archbishop of Canterbury, he is the primate of all England and the head primus inter pares of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Welby was educated at the University of Cambridge where he read History and Law. Later in life, he received an ordination at St John’s College, Durham. After several parochial appointments, he became the Dean of Liverpool in 2007 and the Bishop of Durham in 2011.
Welby’s theology is reported as representing the evangelical tradition within Anglicanism. Having worked in business before his ordination, some of his publications explore the relationship between finance and religion and, as a member of the House of Lords, he sits on the panel of the 2012 Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards.
The Rt. Rev Bishop, Samuel Stephens Kazimba Mugalu, was in August 2019 elected the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda succeeding Rt. Rev. Archbishop Stanley Ntagali who retires in March 2020.
The Archbishop elect is currently in a three days treat a head of his enthronement at Namirembe cathedral church on Sunday.
Kaziimba was born to Mr. Besweri Kaddu and Ms. Jessica Nanyonjo on August, 15 1962 at Gulama-Najja Kyaggwe and the first son of Jessica and Besweri.
Stephen grew up with his mother at Katwe who took the responsibility of his primary education in Gakuwebwa Munno Nursery and Lusaka Primary School. Life was a real challenge that he almost failed to get fees for his primary.
Kazimba was trained as a Lay-Leader at Baskerville Theological College Ngogwe in 1985 and posted to Lugazi St. Peter’s Church.
1988 – 1990 trained at Uganda Martyrs’ Seminary (Provincial Certificate), and ordained in December 1990 by Bishop Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo. He served as Assistant Vicar at Nakibizzi Parish in 1990 – 1994.
In 1994 – 1996, he completed his Diploma in Theology at Bishop Tucker College, and posted to Katente Parish as Parish Priest (1997 – 2000).