Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Church Of England Appoints Nigeria's Woyin Dorgu As First Black Bishop in 20 Years

The Church of England has appointed its first black bishop in 20 years in a move that significantly increases its handful of minority ethnic clergy in senior leadership positions.

Downing Street announced that Woyin Karowei Dorgu is to be the 13th bishop of Woolwich, and will be consecrated at Southwark Cathedral on 17 March.

Dorgu was born and brought up in Nigeria, and ordained in the UK.

Woolwich, in south-east London, has a significant Nigerian population, many of whom worship in black-majority Pentecostal churches rather than the Church of England.

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