Sadness expressed in Clogher Diocese following death of Bishop of Swaziland


The Bishop of Swaziland who has died. Photo CreditAnglican Church of Southern Africa.

The Dean of Clogher, the Very Revd Kenneth Hall has expressed his shock and sadness following the news of the death of the Right Revd Ellinah Wamukoya, the Bishop of the Diocese of Swaziland.

Bishop Ellinah was the first female Bishop elected in the Anglican Church in South Africa and was the first female bishop to preach in the Diocese of Clogher during her visit to St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen in January 2015.

Dean Hall has extended his deepest and heartfelt sympathy to her family and to the Diocese of Swaziland in the small Southern African country which was renamed eSwatini in 2018.

Parishes in Clogher Diocese have had strong links with Swaziland with both Enniskillen Cathedral Parish and Rossorry Parish supporting the work of the charity, United Society, which had a special interest in mission work in Swaziland. Bishop Ellinah’s visit to Ireland was hosted by the charity.

Bishop Ellinah became well known throughout the Anglican church for her advocacy on environmental issues.