Nigeria-born Woyin Karowei Dorgu has been ordained the 13th Church of England Bishop in the diocese of Woolwich in South-East London. Dorgu becomes the first black person to be ordained Church of England bishop in 20 years. Prior to his consecration, Bishop Karowei was Vicar of St John, Upper Holloway. Born and brought up in Nigeria, he worked as a medical doctor before ordination. He was born in June 1958, Burutu, Nigeria attended the University of Lagos and London School of Theology, Oak Hill College
He is married to Mosun who is a Consultant Child Psychiatrist. He is a keen supporter of Arsenal Football Club. Bishop Karowei says:
‘I am pleased and privileged to be coming to work and share with the people of the Woolwich Area and of Southwark Diocese.
In the first few weeks and months I want to visit the parishes and get to know the priests and people of the Area as we begin to share our faith and lives with each other and to consider how best to be God’s people in this time and this place. Mosun and I are delighted to be part of the vibrant community that is South London and look forward to spending time with all those amongst whom we live and work’