1st Nigerian Church Of England Bishop Dr Woyin Karowei Dorgu Consecrated At Southwark Cathedral

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WOYIN KAROWEI DORGU consecration

March 18, 2017 – FIRST NIGERIAN CHURCH OF ENGLAND BISHOP, DR WOYIN KAROWEI DORGU IS CONSECRATED AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL

The Church of England’s second black bishop was consecrated at a ceremony that took place at the Southwark Cathedral today.

Nigerian born Reverend Prebendary Woyin Karowei Dorgu, 58, was consecrated as the 13th Bishop of Woolwich at 12:30 noon.

Revd Dorgu, a medical doctor by training, whose nomination was approved by the Queen, became the first black person to be appointed bishop since 1996.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby who presided the ordination greeted the congregation before introducing the service.

He said “God calls his people to follow Christ, and forms us into a royal priesthood, a holy nation, to declare the wonderful deeds of him who has called us out of darkness into his marvellous light.”

In the sermon, the bishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, the only other black bishop currently in the Church of England explained that the new bishop’s name means “priest.”

Dr Sentamu then advised bishop Dorgu to “live out his baptismal name.”

4 thoughts on “1st Nigerian Church Of England Bishop Dr Woyin Karowei Dorgu Consecrated At Southwark Cathedral

  1. Congratulations 4 him.. I heard that Queen approved him to be a holy priest.I’m not surprise for that news.
    Queen is head of Church of England and head of Government of England. She has two post at a time.
    In fact, I’m still saying that Church is part of politics. Whether you like it or not…If you read how Church of England started during the Reformation time. Thus Catholic and Protestant war helped England installed their own Church and that’s the work of politics.
    Protestants reject the Roman Catholic Church’s doctrine due to politics issue. Besides that’s the simple reasons Bible says that his judgement will start from the church….

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