24 November 2009

More than 30 Bishops to attend the Consecration in Gulu

The chairman Construction explaining the development on the bishop residence
Three heads together: Bishop Nelson, Canon Aaron and the Bishop Elect looking at some document for the consecration

By Rev. Willy Akena
With just about 25 days to the Consecration and Enthronement of the New Bishop of the Diocese of northern Uganda, the Rev. Canon Johnson Gakumba, the office of the Archbishop of Church of the province of Uganda assigned the Provincial Secretary Rev. Canon Aaron Mwesigye to come to Gulu and prepare the way.
While meeting members of the organizing committee for the consecration, the Rev. Canon Aaron said “I have come to encourage and motivate you” he added that he has come just like John the Baptist, to prepare the way for the House of Bishops and the consecration and Enthronement of Canon Johnson Gakumba. He added that more than 30 bishops have already shown interest to attend the consecration which will start with the house of bishops meeting on 18th December 2009. So far 23 visitors from the UK, 10 from Germany, 3 from America, 1 from Canada, about 200 from Luzira, 1 bus from Masindi, 2 buses from Madi West Nile Diocese, more than 30 clergy and their wives from Kampala Diocese.
The Chairman Organizing committee Hon. A.A Ongom said the budge for the function is 292 million Uganda shillings and that the two big items on the budget are :- Bishop’s residence at 89 million and transport (vehicle) at 90 million. The chairman added that the two items seems to be a real challenge for the committee.
The following were the key areas that the Provincial Secretary came to check:-Distribution of Invitation cards, Venue for the Consecration and Enthronement/ Reception, Accommodation for the Bishops and other guest, Budget, Bishop’s residence, vehicle for the Bishop, Vestment, Order of Service, and retreat centre.

The chairman Construction explaining the development on the bishop residence
As the people are just coming our of the war situation, their capacity is limited, but they are trying their best to host the consecration and enthronement. You are welcome to support us to have a successful function.

The Bishop’s residence currently under renovation was build in 1934

Chairman Organisning Committee Treasurer Chairman Finance
AA Ongom 0752434686 Eliakim O.Oyo 0774309818 Mark Avola 0772494881

Publicity and Secretariat
Rev. Willy Akena 0772667334

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