West Acton vicar appointed Bishop of Lake Malawi

The Revd Nicholas Henderson heads to central Africa for his new role

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The Revd Nicholas Henderson, currently Vicar of All Saints, Ealing and St Martin's West Acton, has been elected as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Lake Malawi.

Nicholas will be consecrated Bishop by the Most Revd Bernard Malango on Sunday 9th October, in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi.  He will be enthroned as diocesan Bishop in the Cathedral of All Saints, Nkhotakota in January next year. 

The diocese is one of four in Malawi and is part of the Province of Central Africa.  Although the country is one of the poorest in the world it has a dynamic Anglican Church and has seen considerable growth in recent years under the leadership of the late Bishop Peter Nyanja.

Nicholas said, 'The news of my election as Bishop has come as a great surprise.  I was a great admirer of Bishop Peter Nyanja and I pray that I will be a worthy successor.  The Diocese of Lake Malawi is an exciting place to work in with a lot of growth and activity, I'm going to be pretty busy!'

For further information please visit the website: www.lakemalawi.anglican.org

August 15th, 2005