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Posted by St Philips Theological College on February 27, 2013 at 11:25 AM

The Provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of Tanzania met on Thursday the 21st of February 2013 at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Dodoma to elect the new Primate. Following the elections, the bishop of Mpwapwa Diocese the Rt Revd Dr Jacob Chimeledya was elected to be the 6th Primate of the Anglican Church of Tanzania. Bishop Chimeledya will replace the Rt Revd Dr Valentino Mokiwa of the Diocese of Dar es Salaam. Bishop Jacob studied at the The Institute of Development and Management (IDM) here in Tanzania before going to St Paul's United Theological College in Limuru Kenya and later went for further studies at The Virginia Theological Seminary in the USA. Among other roles he has held before becoming bishop of Mpwapwa Dr Chimeledya worked for World Vision Tanzania as Project Manager and later as recorder (finance), prior to his call for ordination. As priest he also served as Chaplain to the bishop, Diocesan Youth Secretary, Area Dean for Kongwa, Coordinator for the Christian Social Service Commission Central Zone, Principal of Chamhawi Bible School, Principal of St Philip's Theological college and was later elected as bishop of the Diocese of Mpwapwa. He is married to Mwezwa with 4 children Happinness, John, Gamalieli and Margreth. The enthronement service will be held in May 2013.

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