ORIENTATION OF BISHOPS IN SEYCHELLES
The orientation of CAPA Bishops from Kenya, Uganda and Sudan is scheduled for 20th to 27th February 2014 in Seychelles. This orientation targets bishops enthroned in the last 5 years. The Bishop of Seychelles James Wong is looking forward to welcoming his brother Bishops. The dates for orientation of Bishops from Central Africa, Southern Africa and Western African will be announced soon.
NIGERIA TO HOST PRIMATES MEETING 8TH TO 13TH FEBRUARY 2014
The CAPA Primates meeting will now be held in Lagos, Nigeria from 8th to 13th February 2014. The Primate of Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev Nicholas Okoh, has graciously accepted to host all the Primates and members of the Standing Committee. A good number of Primates have confirmed attendance.
BISHOP FROM BURUNDI, CONGO AND RWANDA ATTEND LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Seven bishops from the Provinces of Burundi, Congo and Rwanda attended a weeklong Leadership Training for French Speakers in Nairobi, Kenya. The trained which took place from 6th to 12th October 2013 was organized by the AACC and CAPA facilitated the Bishops to attend. During their stay in Nairobi, the Bishops visited the CAPA Offices. Those who attended the training were:-
1) Bishop Louis Aimable MUVUNYI (Kigali Diocese)
2) Bishop Emmanuel NGENDAHAYO (Byumba Diocese)
3) Bishop Emmanuel NTAZINDA (Kibungo Diocese)
4) Bishop Nathan RUSENGO AMOTI (Cyangugu Diocese)
5) Bishop Pedaculi Birakengana, Bishop of the New Diocese of Rumonge
6) Bishop Kapinga Marcel
7) Bishop Muhindo Isesomo Adolphe
ACT BISHOPS AND WIVES RETREAT
The retreat of Anglican Church of Tanzania Bishops and their wives was held in Mombasa Kenya from 3rd to 9th September 2013.
Held in two phases in Kenya and Mauritius between 17th and 25th July 2013. Archbishops from West Africa, Internal Province of Ghana, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Congo attended the orientation.
URBAN MEETING FOR PROVOSTS AND DEANS
Held at the Rosa Mystica Spiritual Centre in Kenya April 22nd to 26th 2013. It brought together Provosts and Deans of Cathedral from major cities across Africa. Key highlight of the consultation was the launch of the Anglican Urban Network.
CAPA PRIMATES IN APRIL 2013 POSTPONED
The CAPA meeting scheduled for April 6th to 10th 2013 has been postponed. The meeting which was to be hosted by the Church of Nigeria will now be held at a later date.
CHURCH OF NIGERIA TO HOST CAPA PRIMATES IN APRIL 2013
The Church of Nigeria, through the Most Rev Nicholas Okoh has graciously agreed to host the CAPA meeting scheduled for April 6th to 10th 2013. The meeting will bring together all the Primates and members of the Standing Committee. It will be held at the Reiz Continental Hotel, Abuja.
DATES FOR CAPA MEETINGS 2013-2016
April 6th to 10th (Primates & Standing Committee) - Nigeria Postponed
October 21st -22nd (Primates & Standing Committee) - Zambia
May 3rd to 7th (Primates and Standing Committee) - Available for hosting
22nd to 27th October All Africa Bishops Conference III - Nairobi, Kenya
April 18th to 22nd (Primates and Standing Committee ) - Available for hosting
October 17th to 21st (Primates and Standing Committee) - Available for hosting
February 6th to 10th (12th Council Meeting) - Kinshasa
CAPA LEADERS CONSULTATION IN UGANDA
CAPA Primates and Standing Committee members met in Uganda from the 20th to 25th August 2012. The meeting was held at the The Ankrah Foundation,Resort & Conference Complex in Mukono, Uganda. This was the first meeting of CAPA leadership since the Council meeting held in Burundi, February 2012. Thanks for your prayers, the consultation went well.
CHURCH OF UGANDA ELECTS RT REV STANLEY NTAGALI AS THE 8TH ARCHBISHOP
On 22nd June 2012, at a press conference held at the Archbishop’s Palace, Namirembe, the Rt. Rev. Nicodemus Okille, Dean of the Church of the Province of Uganda, announced that the Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali was elected the 8th Archbishop of the Church of Uganda. The election was held during a meeting of the House of Bishops on Friday, 22nd June, 2012, at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe.
The election was by secret ballot and was presided over by the Provincial Chancellor. Bishop Ntagali was elected with more than a two-thirds majority, per the Constitution of the Church of Uganda.
CHURCH OF UGANDA TO ELECT NEXT ARCHBISHOP
The Church of Uganda (COU) will be electing a new Archbishop on Friday 22nd June 2012. We enlist your prayer support in this process so that God’s will be done. The House of Bishops will converge to elect the Archbishop who will take over from Archbishop Henry Orombi due to retire later this year.
NEW CAPA CHAIRMAN ELECTED
The Most Rev Bernard Ntahoturi was elected the CAPA Chairman during the recently concluded Council Meeting held in Bujumbura from 4th – 8th February 2012. Archbishop Ntahoturi of Burundi will lead CAPA for the next four years. Archbishop Albert Chama of Central Africa was elected the Vice Chair while Ms Grace Wambua of Kenya is the Treasurer. Other nominated members of the Standing Committee are the Most Rev Nicholas Okoh of Nigeria, the Rt Rev Matthias Medadues of West Africa, Canon Delene Mark of Southern Africa and Rev Peter Deng of Sudan. The officials were commissioned at a service presided over by the outgoing Chairman Archbishop Ian Ernest of Indian Ocean which was held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
The new CAPA Officials during and after the Commissioning Service at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Bujumbura
Let us pray for the new officials that God will give them wisdom and knowledge as they lead CAPA for the next 4 years.
CAPA COUNCIL MEETING
The 11th CAPA Council meeting was held from the 4th to 8th February 2012, in Bujumbura Burundi. The Council is the supreme governance body of CAPA. The meeting was attended by all the Primates and their representatives from the CAPA Provinces as well as clergy and lay representatives. We give thanks to God for the success of this meeting.
Communique-11 CAPA Council Meeting
Appeal – 11 CAPA Council Statement
Resolutions – 11 CAPA Council Meeting
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY VISITS CAPA
The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams visited the CAPA offices on 22nd June 2011. The Archbishop was on a 6-days visit to the Anglican Church of Kenya. During the visit to CAPA, he was accompanied by the host Primate Eliud Wabukala, the Provincial Secretary Canon Rosemary, Bishop Waweru of the Diocese of Nairobi among others. At hand to receive Dr Williams at CAPA were the General Secretary Canon Kaiso, Members of the Standing Committee Grace Wambua and Dr John Muhoho, and CAPA Staff.
During the visit, he planted a fruit tree and later had lunch with invited partners and friends of CAPA.
CHURCH OF RWANDA NEW PRIMATE INSTALLED
Archbishop Onesphore Rwanje was installed in a colourful ceremony on January 23 2011 at ULK Stadium at Gisozi in Kigali. Many dignitaries including several CAPA Primates graced the ceremony. Let us continue to pray for Church of Rwanda.