REV. MARGARET NYEGENYE NAMED THE FIST FEMALE PROVOST

By Jolly Gwari and Agencies

All Saints Cathedral, Kampala (ASCK) will install her first-ever female Provost in the history of Church of Uganda, Rev. Canon Dr. Rebbeca Margaret Nyegenye, and her assistant, Rev. Captain David Serunjoji on Wednesday 10th July 2019 during the mid-week service.

The provost is the parish priest who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Cathedral for providing overall leadership to the Cathedral ministry in articulating and implementing the vision, mission, objectives and entire operations of the Church while maintaining the dignity, heritage and values of the Anglican Church of Uganda.

Rev. Canon Dr. Nyegenye is clergy in the church of Uganda, born and raised in the Eastern District of Busia to the late Rev. James Efumbi and Janet Efumbi, and she is the second born of seven.  Dr. Nyegenye holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from University of KwaZulu-Natal Master of Arts in theology from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry USA, Bachelor of Divinity of Uganda Christian University, and a certificate in theology from Bishop Usher Wilson theological college Buwalasi.

She later got married to Mr. Wilson Nyegenye, the National Equipment and supply Chain Coordinator-National Laboratory services in the ministry of health on February 1997and they have three children.

 She was ordained in 1997 and priested in 2000 in Bukedi Diocese, she first worked at St John’s COU in Busia as Assistant Vicar and Active Vicar between 1996 and 1998. Dr. Nyegenye later moved to Uganda Christian University as the Chaplain’s Assistant in 2000. In 2004, she was promoted to Assistant Chaplain until September 3, 2012, when she was appointed University Chaplain.

 Besides, the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda and the Bishop, Diocese of Kampala, His Grace Stanley Ntagali, will preside over the function.

The service will start at 4:00 pm, at All Saints Cathedral, Kampala, located at Nakasero hill, and it is well known as the headquarters of the diocese of Kampala for which the Archbishop of the Province of the church of Uganda (Anglican) is also Diocesan Bishop. Notably, for over 106 years, All Saints parish has grown to over 6,000 worshippers today and remains a cosmopolitan Cathedral serving diverse people and cultures from the entire country and international communities.

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