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The Worldwide Anglican Church is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Bishop Elect for the Ecclesiastical Province of Peru – The Right Rev. Francisco Cuadro has many years of episcopal experience, and we anticipate a surge in ministry outreach through his capable hands.
The Worldwide Anglican Churches welcomes our new bishop for South America, the Right Rev. Edward Juárez Sergio David. We pray that God will continue to bless him and his ministry as he serves our people for the glory of God!
Brazil announces its new online radio station in Brazil, South America. Please find the link below.
O Brasil anuncia sua nova estação de rádio online no Brasil, América do Sul. Por favor, encontre o link abaixo.
WORLDWIDE ANGLICAN CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENT
On behalf of the House and College of Bishops His Grace, the Most Rev Christopher Lwanga Tusubira, and Her Grace the Most Rev Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson (Co-Presiding Archbishops) are pleased to announce that His Grace the Most Rev Orlando Arce (pictured in his Choco diocese) has been promoted from Suffragan Bishop to Archbishop Primate of the Ecclesiastical Province of Colombia, South America. We have worked with him for over a year and have always been impressed with his loyalty, maturity, organizational skills, devotion to our clergies, and his sincere faith. We are excited to promote him.
La semana pasada el reverendo Orlando Arce ordenó cómo Diacono al joven seminarista Jhon Jairo cuesta Sánchez. El reverendo Richard Perea Ibarguen, vicario de choco y el reverendo Luis Alfonso Chaverra, vicario de Quibdó, asistieron en el servicio. El diácono Jhon Jairo es nuestro exorcista oficial de Quibdó y está asignado a la Sub Parroquia de la Diócesis de San Martín de Porres.
QUEEN ELIZABETH WAC DIOCESE – UGANDA
The meeting of Archdeacons in the Queen Elizabeth WAC Diocese in Mbarara on the 25th June 2020. The Administration Committee for the Diocese was appointed and approved.
WORLDWIDE ANGLICAN CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENT
We are excited to announce our new WAC Women Warriors International Committee, which will be a powerful movement across the world. Pictured here is our exciting new Logo. Our Patron is Her Grace the Most Rev. Dr Christine Mercy Johnson. The Hon. Sarah Lwanga Tusubira (Wife of our Patriarch) and the Hon. Mary Roshel Amwayi (Wife of our Primate in Kenya) will serve as our International President and Vice President. We will be launching a new Facebook Group and a specific page on our website – stay tuned to how you can join the movement as members of the Worldwide Anglican Church.
WAC Women Warriors is an inspirational global Christian movement of the Worldwide Anglican Church members working to empower women to develop communities, strengthen families and advocate for change based on Proverbs: 31.
Our members work as volunteers in local communities, putting their faith into action by giving individuals in need a helping hand and enabling communities (family by family) to have the confidence and skills to transform their lives in a sustainable way.
The Women Warriors was started on June 11, 2020 by Her Grace, the Most Reverend Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson to support and strengthen women and girls within their homes and communities. As a child living in Cheshire, England, she regularly attended the Mothers’ Union with her late mother Audrey and experienced firsthand the inspirational support and benefits of bringing women together each week for instruction and unity. After several months of prayer and fasting, Archbishop Dr. Johnson felt lead to unite the women and girls within the church to teach them how to develop their gifts to offer important skills to others. God lead her to two respected and experienced Mothers within the Church – the Hon. Lady Sarah Lwanga Tusubira from Uganda, and the Hon. Mary Roshel Amwayi from Kenya to lead the movement.
Vision – Our vision is to empower women of noble character to diligently care for their families with kindness, confidence, and wisdom by exemplifying the characteristics found in Proverbs 31. We invigorate women and girls by teaching essential skills that will strengthen communities across the world by using seven main disciplines – Education, Economy, Equipment, Exchange, Energy, Exercise and Employment.
Mission – We aim to show our Christian faith by the metamorphosis of communities worldwide, through the empowerment of women as they learn to walk confidently through life as inspirational role models and messengers of loving light.
Values – Each member across the world subscribes to the same values:
1. We are firmly rooted in the principles of Proverbs 31 and the teachings of Jesus Christ
2. We work together with mutual respect and as partners throughout the community, nation, and world.
3. Our governance, leadership and programs are driven by and undertaken through members within their own communities worldwide.
4. We are inclusive and work with people of all faiths and none.
Our aims and objectives are: – 1. To encourage women in their role and responsibility to develop the faith of their children
2. To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship, and service
3. To promote positive and healthy conditions in society favorable to stable family life and the protection of children, elders, the disabled and disenfranchised, the homeless, family pets and livestock.
4. To help those whose family life has met with adversity, loss, and unexpected displacement
5. To promote and support married life
Membership – Our Women Warriors are single, married, parents, grandparents, and young adults willing to share their knowledge and skill sets and partner together to empower all people regardless of race, color, creed, or social standing. Women Warriors provides a robust network through which they can serve Christ in their own community – through prayer, advocacy, financial support and actively working at the grassroots level in programs that meet local needs to effect change at the local, regional, national, or international level spontaneously and in unity with one another.
Archbishop Dr. Christine Johnson was recently featured on WKYC TV Breaking News on Good Friday 2020 –https://www.wkyc.com/article/life/faith/anglican-archbishop-marks-good-friday-by-carrying-old-rugged-cross-to-edgewater-park/95-c185679a-d552-4a62-ae26-0069432b0a87
The Worldwide Anglican Church welcomes The Rt. Rev. Dr. S. Crosswin Henry Pakianathan, who will serve our churches in South India. Bishop Pakianathan will initially oversee ten churches, and is a lifelong Anglican with much experience in ministry outreach. He was consecrated in 2012 by our Archbishop Dr. MosesPaul Rajasingh, our Primate for India. We warmly welcome him.
Sunday, 23rd February, 2020 we welcome two new Bishops to our church. Bishop Mary Ajisafe has two thriving churches in Nigeria, and will work in the Lagos Diocese. She was raised in the Anglican Church and comes from a long line of Anglican clergies. Bishop-Elect Dr. Joel Ambundo will preside in the Nakuru WAD Diocese in Kenya and brings considerable experience in Anglican doctrine. He will be consecrated in Kenya on April 19th of this year.
The Hon. David Masake, LLB has been appointed as the WAC Provincial Chancellor for Kenya. He is the son of a retired Anglican Archdeacon and Canon; has served as an Advocate in 2011; was formerly a Criminology lecturer at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology; worked with MS- Kenya, a Danish based organization in Kenya, and is currently working with Shabaan & CO. Advocates. Most importantly, the Hon. David Masake is a committed Christian. Pictured with him is the Archbishop Primate for Kenya, His Grace the Most Reverend Dr. Edward Abraham Amwayi.
January 16th, 2020 – Archbishop Dr. Christine Johnson was the guest of the internationally syndicated radio show “Tea and honey with Dr. Gwen Jarvis” teaching on Proverbs 3, and helping women find strength in 2020.
The Worldwide Anglican Church in Kenya has created a new Diocese to be called NYAKACH WAC DIOCESE, and announced the election of The Ven Rev David Otenda as Bishop – Elect for that Diocese. His consecration and enthronment date will be announced later. We ask you to pray for him, and the entire WAC in Kenya under the leadership of Archbishop – Elect Dr Edward Abraham Amwayi.
December 20th, 2019, Archbishop Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson joined the Boys and Girls Club of Loraine, Ohio, Jerome Brown, Romeo Barnes, and volunteers for the Christmas toy giveaways to children in the community.
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Last weekend in the Ecclesiastical Province of Brazil, His Grace Archbishop Paulo Sérgio Ferreira ordained seminarian Adriano Caldas Damaceno.
On Sunday August 23rd, 2020, the Venerable Reverend Golden Charles baptised Kiiza Jacklin, Christine Nyangoma, and Gloria Musimenta in Kigorobya Hoima – Albert Region Diocese of Uganda. We rejoice with this wonderful news!
The Worldwide Anglican Church congratulates the Episcopal Province of Brazil. On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August 2020, His Grace Archbishop Primate Dom Paulo Sérgio Ferreira, ordained Reverend Fathers Genilson Alves, Merick de Lira Raposo and José Maria Damaceno to the Presbyterate. Due to the pandemic, the need and the distance between the state of Espírito Santo headquarters of the WAC and the neo-ordinates, Diaconal and Priestly ordinations were made on consecutive days.
WAC ANNOUNCEMENT – We welcome the promotion of Rev. Wellington Mbulelo Setenane from South Africa to the Episcopal office of Bishop-Elect. His Consecration will occur when the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions are lifted.
WORLDWIDE ANGLICAN CHURCH ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENTS IN THE ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCE OF INDIA – UNDER HIS GRACE THE MOST REV DR. MOSES PAUL RAJASINGH
The Right Rev Dr. Crosswin H. Pakianathan, Suffragan Bishop of Karnataka State – Director for Ministry.
2. The Right Rev Dr. Manickam Samuel, Bishop of Tirunelveli – Director of Administrations.
3. The Right Rev Dr. K. Eliazer, Bishop of Punjab State – Director for Missions.
WORLDWIDE ANGLICAN CHURCH ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENTS IN COLOMBIA – SOUTH AMERICA IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH – IGLESIA ANGLICANA MUNDIAL ANUNCIA NUEVOS NOMBRAMIENTOS EN COLOMBIA – SUDAMÉRICA EN INGLÉS Y ESPAÑOL –
WORLDWIDE ANGLICAN CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENT
The Patriarch and Matriarch and the House and College of Bishops, wish to congratulate His Eminence the Right Reverend Charles Henderson Harewood, Bishop of Barbados in the West Indies on his twenty (20) years of service to our church. He has served with courage, dedication, unwavering loyalty and wisdom, combined with compassion and the spirit of an authentic Servant of the Lord. We are pleased to award this certificate today, and ask the faithful to keep him and his ministry in prayer. May God continue to guide, protect, and bless him. Amen.The background image shows our Founding Fathers in 1921, and the pictures of Bishop Harewood were taken on his Consecration in Cleveland, Ohio.
On Sunday June 14th 2020 Our Co-Presiding Archbishop Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson lead the world with a powerful 8:46 SILENT WITNESS FOR JUSTICE- The South Carolina Clergy Council had requested that all clergies lead their congregations in this endeavour. She reads their letter in this speech.
WORLDWIDE ANGLICAN CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENT
The Office of the Patriarch His Grace the Most Rev. Christopher Lwanga Tusubira (Uganda) and the Matriarch Her Grace, the Most Rev, Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson (USA) of the Worldwide Anglican Church is pleased to announce the election of The Venerable Reverend Father Albert Mthanjiswa Majozi as the Bishop of South Africa. Rev Fr Albert has been a minister in various Offices of the Church and comes to us with immense experience in Ministry and Outreach Programming.His consecration date will be announced later.
ANNOUNCEMENT – The Worldwide Anglican Church announces its second female Archbishop – Her Grace, the Most Rev. Mary Ajisafe from Nigeria, West Africa. Her Grace was raised in the Anglican Church, and has responsibly lead her churches and clergies within her dioceses with great wisdom, discernment, maturity, finesse, passion and dignity. She has several highly beneficial outreach programs including caring for widows and orphans – and her open-door policy is truly pastoral. Her Grace will work directly alongside His Grace, the Most Rev. Dr. Akinbode Oke, Primate of Nigeria, and both work under the guidance of the Co-Presiding Archbishops, their Graces, the Most Rev. Christopher Lwanga Tusubira and Archbishop Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson. Archbishop Ajisafe was welcomed into the House of Bishops today, and she will be formally Installed post Covid-19 lock-down. We warmly welcome her to the House leadership, as only the second female at this Episcopal level and one of only a handful of female Anglican bishops in the world.
His Grace, the Most Reverend Christopher Lwanga Tusubira was accompanied by the Venerable Rev Charles Barongo to Kenya February 13th for a seminar and strategy session with His Grace the Most Reverend Dr. Edward Abraham Amwayi in preparation for Archbishop Amwayi’s Installation in April 2020.
The Right Rev + Dr. Nwandu Onuoha was Consecrated on December 1st, 2019 at God’s Cover Church in New York, USA by the Most Rev ++ Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson, Co-Presiding Bishop of the Worldwide Anglican Church, the Most Rev ++ Dr. Nicolas Acres, the Right Rev + Virgil D. Taylor, and Apostle Bishop Dr. Chukwunenya Onuoha.
During her Episcopal Visit to New York, the Most Rev ++ Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson, Co-Presiding Bishop of the Worldwide Anglican Church visited the VIHI (Vessels in His Image) day center in New York to bless and pray for the precious children with Dr. Chukwunenye Onuoha.
ANNOUNCEMENT The Archbishops Council of the Worldwide Anglican Church in Kampala – Uganda has today Tuesday 17th November 2019 approved the election of THE REV JOHN GIDUDU as the BISHOP of The Mount Elgon WAC Diocese in Eastern Uganda. The Rev John Gidudu was born on 20th January 1966 at Kabembe Village, Kavule Ward in Bulamburi District. He was trained in Theology and Ministry at Buwalasi Theological College from 1996 to 2000, and ordained a Deacon in 2001 at St. Matthew’s Cathedral – Buhugu. In 2003, he was ordained a Priest in the same Cathedral. Rev John Gidudu has since served the Church in different capacities. He is married to Yemema and they have 8 children. Both John and Yemema accepted Jesus Christ as their saviour and have been serving the Anglican Church together. Rev John Gidudu will be consecrated and enthroned at St Paul’s Church Wamala – Kampala, Uganda on Sunday 12th January 2020.
November 22nd, 2019, Patriarch, the Most Rev ++ Christopher Lwanga Tusubira visited the Queen Elizabeth WAC Diocese (Ankole Archdeaconry) to organize and uplift the clergies and congregations.
His Excellency, the Right Rev + Orlando Arce, lead bishop for South America, made an official episcopal visit to our rural region of Choco in Colombia, to bless, pray and encourage our clergies and congregations as they continue to suffer in this region of great armed conflict.
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Our Auxiliary Bishop for Brazil, Dom José Flavio Ramos was the lecturer on psychoanalysis for the police in Recife State of Pernambuco – Brazil on September 16th. For security reasons we are unable to show photographs.
The Worldwide Anglican Church is pleased to announce the appointment of The Very Reverend Emmanuel Solofoson as the Episcopal Director for Madagascar. Rev Solofoson joins the Worldwide Anglican Church with 34 Churches and 6 Priests.
We are deeply saddened to announce that on August 24th 2020 one of our precious children passed away and returned to God. Sharon Paromi, was the daughter of our brother Lay reader Gilbert from the Ruvinga Church in the Albert region Diocese. The Ven. Rev Charles Golden Barongo led the service and was assisted by Rev Jackson Kirungi Ntegeka, Rev Enoch, Lay reader Jethro, and the choir. This was particularly difficult for our clerics who had celebrated three baptisms the day before. Our prayers go out to this beloved family, and may Sharon rest in eternal peace.
The Worldwide Anglican Church congratulates HIs Excellency The Right Rev. Dr. Mathew Kehinde from the Episcopal Province of Nigeria for receiving his Doctorate Degree of Doctor of Divinity on July 26th 2020 from the Shiloh Embassy Spiritual Defence Academy affiliated with World Communion of Christian Celtic Convergence College United Kingdom.
The beautiful children from the Episcopal Province of Choco, Colombia, South America. – Los hermosos niños de la provincia episcopal de Chocó, Colombia, América del Sur.
WORLDWIDE ANGLICAN CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENT
We are excited to announce our new WAC Warrior Men International Committee, which will be a powerful movement across the world. Pictured here is our exciting new Logo. Our Patron is His Grace the Most Rev. Christopher Lwanga Tusubira. His Grace the Most Rev. Dr. Edward Abraham Amwayi from Uganda, and His Grace the Most Rev. Dr. Akinbode Oke from Nigeria will serve as our International President and Vice President. We will be launching a new Facebook Group and a specific page on our website – stay tuned to how you can join the movement as members of the Worldwide Anglican Church.
WAC Warrior Men is an inspirational global Christian movement of the Worldwide Anglican Church working to empower men to develop wise leadership within communities, strengthen families and advocate for change based on Proverbs: 18. Our members work as volunteers in local communities, putting their faith into discerning proactive action by giving individuals in need a helping hand and enabling communities (family by family) to have the confidence and skills to transform their lives in a sustainable way.
The Warrior Men was founded on June 18, 2020 by Her Grace, the Most Reverend Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson, (Co-Presiding Archbishop of this movement’s Worldwide Anglican Church) to support and strengthen men, and male youth, within their homes and communities. Growing up in Cheshire, England, she regularly witnessed her late father, Anthony, lead committees and groups for men, where he trained them to be distinguished leaders and champions of change, above reproach and out of the box thinkers. Her father was a strong inspirational support to many, and he lead by biblical example – always awake, aware, accountable, eyes on God, and actively engaged in transformative planning. After several months of prayer and fasting, Archbishop Dr. Johnson felt lead to unite the men and boys within the church to teach them how to develop their skills to benefit others.
Vision – Our vision is to empower men of noble character to diligently care for their families with kindness, confidence, and wisdom by exemplifying the characteristics found in Proverbs 18. We invigorate men and boys by teaching essential skills that will strengthen communities across the world by using seven main disciplines – Education, Economy, Equipment, Exchange, Energy, Exercise and Employment.
Mission – We aim to show our Christian faith by the metamorphosis of communities worldwide, through the empowerment of men as they learn to walk confidently through life as inspirational role models and messengers of loving light.
Values – Each member across the world subscribes to the same values:
- We are firmly rooted in the principles of Proverbs 18 and the teachings of Jesus Christ
- We work together with mutual respect and as partners throughout the community, nation, and world.
- Our governance, leadership and programs are driven by and undertaken through members within their own communities worldwide.
- We are inclusive and work with people of all faiths and none.
Our aims and objectives are: –
- To encourage men in their role and responsibility to develop the faith of their children
- To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship, and service
- To promote positive and healthy conditions in society favorable to stable family life and the protection of children, elders, the disabled and disenfranchised, the homeless, family pets and livestock.
- To help those whose family life has met with adversity, loss, and unexpected displacement
- To promote and support married life
- To develop practical skills, vocations, and trades to enhance the community including drumming, dance, auto maintenance, house construction, plumbing, farming, building musical instruments, building furniture and other such needs as a community may require.
- It is the aim of this committee to pass down language, stories, customs, rites of passage, and historical stories.
Membership – Our Warrior Men are single, married, parents, grandparents, and young adults willing to share their knowledge and skill sets and partner together to empower all people regardless of race, color, creed, or social standing. Warrior Men provides a robust network through which they can serve Christ in their own community – through prayer, advocacy, financial support and actively working at the grassroots level in programs that meet local needs to effect change at the local, regional, national, or international level spontaneously and in unity with one another.
Lead Bishop for South America, His Eminence Bishop Orlando Arce made and episcopal visit to the WAC Choco Diocese in Colombia on February 14th, 2020, to evaluate, encourage and teach our priests, deacons, servers and congregation as part of our ongoing program development strategy.
WORLDWIDE ANGLICAN CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENT – JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – Today, we warmly welcome 750 new church members appointed and assigned to the south-eastern province of mainland South Sudan lead by The Most Reverend ++ Archbishop David Manyok Lual Makuei, within the state of Jonglei. We count this a great honor, a huge responsibility, and a privilege as we quote the book of Romans 8:28 which says. “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” As our church continues to rapidly grow across the Continents, we hold fast to our Anglican tradition and we passionately serve our congregations with great love and as Christ-centered Servants of God.
It has been confirmed that the Consecration and Enthronement of The Most Reverend ++ Dr Edward Abraham Amwayi, Primate-elect for Kenya, will take place on Sunday 19th April 2020 in Nairobi. His Grace, Patriarch ++ Christopher Lwanga Tusubira will visit Kenya from 14th February to Sunday 16th February 2020 to meet with all Worldwide Anglican Church Leaders for an Induction Seminar.
December 22nd, 2019, Archbishop Christopher Lwanga Tusubira introduced The Ven Rev Charles Barongo to the congregation at Kigorobya WAC Parish soon after his installation as Archdeacon of The Greater Bunyoro Archdeaconry.
December 12th, 2019, Brandon and Jessy, members of ATTACK POVERTY, an organisation of the USA, met with Amon Kulukuma at our Hosanna Children’s Home in Uganda, West Africa to dicsuss plans for buildings and provisions. Our Matriarch, the Most Rev ++ Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson, Patron of the Home, will visit in September 2020. She met with Attack Poverty’s President, Mr. Richard Logan in washington DC prior to this visit to discuss project needs. Attack Poverty’s mission is to empower people to attack poverty in their life and community by strengthening under-resourced communities through spiritual growth, education, revitalization, and basic needs. For more information please visit. https://attackpoverty.org/
Worldwide Anglican Church Archbishop Primate for India, the Most Rev ++ Dr. Mosespaul Rajasingh ordained Rev. Dharm Paul, Presbyter in-charge, WAC Church, Bhuna, Dt. Fatehbad, Haryana State, Rev. Ram Singh, Presbyter in Charge WAC Church, Tohana, Dt. Fatehbad, Haryana State, Rev. Saim Paul, Presbyter in Charge WAC Church Sunam, Punjab State, Rev. Sikander Masih, Presbyter in charge WAC Church, Bathinda Dt. Punjab State, Rev. Samuel Bhati Presbyter in charge of WAC Church, Khat Labana, Ganganahar Dt. Rajasthan state, Rev. Emmanuel Titta Presbyter in-charge WAC Church Aalupur, Mansa Dt. Punjab State.
Patriarch, and Co-Presiding Bishop the Most Rev ++ Christopher Lwanga Tusubira visited one of rural churches this week in Uganda, Africa – Sept. 2019. He received a very warm welcome from the village children and a special service of blessing.
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Despite the challenges of Covid-19, our clerics have managed to conduct Eucharist services in controlled environments. Bishop Elect Cesar Augustus Rozo from our Ecclesiastical Province of Colombia, South America is seen here celebrating his First Eucharistic celebration at the Villavicencio headquarters.
Announcement – The Worldwide Anglican Church is pleased to welcome Bishop Elect Wilton Gomez from Mexico. With his appointment, we also announce the opening of our new Province in Mexico, and its new Metropolitan Archbishop, HIs Grace, Orlando Arce, who will oversee Mexico and Colombia.
The Worldwide Anglican Church warmly welcome His Excellency, The Right Reverend Dom Flávio Jose Ramos da Silva from Recife Pernambuco, Brazil. Bishop Flávio will serve as Auxiliary Bishop to His Grace Archbishop Ferreira as his new Diocese is established.
The Worldwide Anglican Church is pleased to announce our new Bishop Elect for India, the Right Reverend Dr. Jayaseelan Mathuram, who will be officially consecrated after the restrictions of the Covid-19 have been lifted.
With His Grace Archbishop Dr. John S. Erbelding moving into semi-retirement today, August 1st 2020, our Apostolic Nuncio, His Grace the Most Rev Dr. Jan Beaderstadt, will move into the position of Archbishop Primate for North America. We thank Dr. Erbelding for his decades of faithful service to the Episcopacy, and we wish him well in his semi-retirement. He has been a champion of Anglican traditions, and has been a powerful leader in North America, ready to offer wise counsel, and prudent plans.
Our Apostolic Nuncio,His Eminence the Right Rev Dr. Jan Beaderstad announces his new church St. Corona’s and his new radio show.
June 3rd marked the Feast of St. Charles Lwanga, (a prominent ancestor of our Co-Presiding Archbishop, His Grace, the Most Rev. Christopher Lwanga Tusubira) and Companions, also known as the Ugandan Martyrs (or the African Martyrs). The story is not particularly well known in the United States, but in Africa the martyrs are an important part of the Catholic (and Anglican) tradition. The Worldwide Anglican Church is a member of the the Christian Ecumenical Council of Uganda comprising of six Churches who join to celebrate Martyrs day – be it that due to the Covid-19, the number of those who were permitted to gather was greatly reduced. Please visit our Facebook Group Page to read about these couragious martyrs. https://www.facebook.com/WorldwideAnglicanChurch
Archbishop Dr. Akinbode Oke, Primate for Nigeria, visited Bishop Mary Ajisafe at her church February 14th, 2020 in Nigeria, to discuss her candidacy for the Worldwide Anglican Church. Bishop Mary was raised in the Anglican tradition and has applied to join the join the WAC with her three dioceses.
Cleveland, Ohio, USA had the profound honor to welcome three Kings from Ghana for meetings, galas, services and celebrations for Black History Month. Holy Trinity Church and Cultural Arts Center, our Worldwide Anglican Church Ecumenical Partners had the great honor of hosting His Majesty King Okatakyi Dr. Armanfi VII, His Highness King Nana Obokese Ampah, and His Highness Apostle Osofo Ahmed.The kings are pictured here with WAC Presiding Archbishop Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson.
December 21st, 2019, Archbishop Dr. Mosespaul Rajasingh held a special Christmas program for hundreds of children and adults at Katlobana, Ganganahar, Hyderabad, India.
December 21st, 2019, Archbishop Dr.Christine Mercy Johnson was part of the Children’s Christmas party at the Thea Bowman Center, Cleveland, Ohio.
On Sunday, January 12, 2020, at St. Paul’s Worldwide Anglican Church Headquarters Wamala, Kampala, Uganda, West Africa we will celebrate in the Installation of the Worldwide Anglican Church’s Primate and Archbishop Dr. Elijah Abuoi Arok of the WAC- South Sudan. Also, two Provincial heads will be installed alongside namely: Peter Deng Ayom, Archbishop of north-western province, and David Manyok Lual Makuei, Archbishop of South-eastern Province.
WORLDWIDE ANGLICAN CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENT – COMING IN SPRING 2020 – Archbishop Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson will host ‘LISTEN WITH MOTHER,’ an International TV show aimed at specifically teaching the Word of God to children. The weekly show will reach over 164 countries through https://
The Office of the Patriarch wishes to announce that the AFRICAN TRINITY THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE has changed its name to TRINITY THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE, and its logo. The College has also changed its location from Fort Portal to Kampala, Uganda. The Rev Prof Dr Kironde Kigozi is its new Principal.
HISTORIC CONSECRATIONS AND INSTALLATION
Sunday, November 11th, 2019 – The Most Rev ++ Dr. Akinbode Oke was Installed as Primate for Nigeria, the Right Rev + Seun Adeoye as lead Bishop for Nigeria, and the Right Rev + Shekinah Violet Efiong as Bishop for Nigeria. She is only the second female Bishop to be elevated within the Worldwide Anglican Church. The Chief Consecrator was His Grace, the Most Rev ++ Christopher Lwanga Tusubira, Co-Presiding Bishop of the Worldwide Anglican Church.
“I am deeply humbled, honored and grateful that our Heavenly Father is lifting up a few well trained, disciplined and loving women, strong in the Episcopacy, and deeply committed to be the mothers that the Church on earth is crying out for. As scandals of sexual misconduct and blatant abuse of power, greed, ego, separation, and a watered-down version of the gospel are preached almost daily, God is answering that cry with us – and trust me, it takes GREAT COURAGE to answer that call with “Yes, Lord – send me!” said Her Grace, the Most Rev ++ Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson, Co-Presiding Bishop fo the WAC.
“We are well aware of the difficult path ahead of us – but we stand firm as soldiers and Officers in God’s Army, prepared to be that nurturing strength that the Church is desperately needing these days. On the eve of her Consecration, I said to Bishop Efiong, “My spiritual daughter, as God leads you, and the Holy Spirit moves through you – as Jesus stands before you – I stand beside you!”
His Grace, the Most Rev ++ Paulo Sergio Ferreira from the Arquidiocese Nossa Senhora Aparecida, Brazil, South America, held a special Mass on Sunday 15th December, 2019 to welcome new WAC members to their church.
Our Matriarch and Co-Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev ++ Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson was the special guest at Holy Trinity Church COGIC and Cultural Arts Center for a special Ecumenical Service, where a proclamation was given from the WAC to the Church’s Chief Overseer, Apostle Dr. Andrew D. Clark, Sr. In return, Archbishop Johnson was presented with a certificate of Honorary Membership, before delivering a special sermon to the children and adults on Resurrection Power. Later in the day, Archbishop Johnson met with a number of senior clergies from around Greater Cleveland City to discuss ways in which they could work together. The Cleveland Clergy Alliance presented her with a proclamation of Interfaith cooperation and support, which stated, “our support of the mission God has given you to unite together as “ambassadors for Christ.”
Ahabyona Jethro, a Student in form three, has been called to be a Lay-Reader in our Kigorobya Parish in Uganda, West Africa. He will be commissioned on Sunday 22nd December 2019 as the youngest reader in WAC Ugandan history.
Whilst reorganizing The Queen Elizabeth WAC Diocese (formerly Rwenzori WAC Diocese) WAC Patriarch, the Most Rev ++ Christopher Lwanga Tusubira ordained Archdeacons the Rev Reuben Turyasingura as the Archdeacon of Ankole Archdeaconry, The Rev Buhamizo Nelson as Archdeacon of Ntungamo Archdeanry and The Rev Berunga Ben as Archdeacon of Rushera Archdeaconry.
WORLDWIDE ANGLICAN CHURCH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON FAITH AND JUSTICE- WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN – NOVEMBER 22, 2o19 – Archbishop Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson attended this very important annual event. This pledge is being made in over 60 countries during the next few days, and we encourage you all to say this and to lead it within your churches, schools, colleges, businesses, and communities. For more information, please visit https://www.whiteribbon.ca/ –