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Bishop of Swaziland to visit Enniskillen

 

The Rt Revd Ellinah Wamukoya, Bishop of Swaziland, will visit Enniskillen on Sunday 25 January 2015, and will preach at a service in St Macartin’s Cathedral that evening at 7pm.

Bishop Ellinah was consecrated in 2012, the first woman bishop of the Anglican Church in Africa, and before the first women bishops of the Church of Ireland or Church of England. She was previously a non-stipendiary minister and CEO of Manzini City Council in Swaziland. Her ambition for her term in office is to leave the diocese better equipped, financially and spiritually, than she found it.

Swaziland is a small country between South Africa and Mozambique. It is an absolute monarchy, and has the world’s highest rate of HIV infection. 75% of the population live below the poverty line, and 15% of households are headed by a child.

Bishop Ellinah's visit to Ireland is hosted by The United Society, a mission agency of the Church of Ireland which works alongside the Diocese of Swaziland. In 2012, under the auspices of The United Society, a team from Rossorry Parish visited Swaziland and assisted parents and local community members to carry out improvements to two primary schools: An unused storeroom in Ingwempisana was converted into a library, and a new veranda was built at St Aidan’s. Both Rossorry Parish and Enniskillen Cathedral Parish support the work of The United Society, with a special interest in Swaziland.


Rt Revd Ellinah Wamukoya