New bishop suffragan elected

2011-09-02 00:00

ARCHDEACON Tsietsi Seleoane was this week elected as the new Bishop Suffragan of the North Western Episcopal Area of the Anglican Diocese of Natal.

Archdeacon Seleoane will replace Bishop Funginkosi Mbhele, who retired in March after ten years as bishop.

Archdeacon Seleoane (53), is married to Rachel. He was an ordained priest in 1997 and has a diploma in missiology, an LTh (Evangelical Bible Seminary of South Africa) and a BTh (Bachelor of Theology) (Hons) from the University of Natal.

He has experience in both rural and urban ministry, beginning at Michaelhouse/Zenzane Village.

As a priest, he has served the parish of Drakensberg and as rector, parishes in Dundee and Newcastle. He has been archdeacon of Ingagane since 2009.

He has been active on a wide variety of boards and committees.

The North Western Episcopal Area covers the archdeaconries of Ingagane and Uthukela, which comprise of Dundee, Newcastle, Madadeni, Ozizweni, Ekubonakalisweni, Estcourt, Klip River, Ladysmith, Steadville and Tugela River.

The challenge facing the new bishop suffragan elect is not only to grow the church in this episcopal area of the diocese, but also to facilitate development at parish level in this area. — Supplied.

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