The Rev. Henry Katumba-Tamale has been elected the next Bishop of West Buganda Diocese. He will be consecrated and enthroned as Bishop on 28th August 2016 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kako.
Rev. Katumba received Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour and was born again in August 1984 during the commissioning service for a mission in Namirembe Diocese.
Rev. Katumba is currently serving in Namirembe Diocese as the Bishop’s Personal Research and Information Assistant and Parish priest of Kamuli Parish. From 2005 – 2015, he served at Uganda Christian University as Male Warden and Land and Farm Supervisor at UCU’s farm in Ntawo. He has also served as the Acting In-charge of Kitchen and Dining, and Acting Dean of Students at UCU. He has also served as a tutor at Uganda Martyrs’ Seminary, Namugongo, the Acting Principal of Bishop Hannington Theological Institute in Mombasa, Kenya, and a parish priest in various parishes in Namirembe Diocese.
Rev. Katumba was ordained a deacon in 1986 and a priest in 1988 in Namirembe Diocese.
Rev. Katumba earned a Bachelor of Divinity (Hons) from Bishop Tucker Theological College in 1995, having earned both Diplomas and Certificates in Theology prior to that. He has also received a Post-Graduate Diploma in Community Based Rehabilitation from Kyambogo’s Institute of Teacher Education.
The election was made by the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda sitting in Namirembe on 1st June 2016.
Rev. Katumba is married to the Rev. Elizabeth Julia Katumba-Tamale and they have five children. He will succeed the Rt. Rev. Jackson Matovu, who has been the Caretaker Bishop of West Buganda Diocese after the untimely death of the Rt. Rev. Godfrey Makumbi, Bishop of West Buganda Diocese, in June 2015.