It was all praying and celebration when Nigerian-born Dr Woyin
Karowei Dorgu, appointed early in the year by the Queen of England, was
consecrated as the new Bishop of Woolwich.
In a packed and joyful service on Friday, the Archbishop of
Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, presided at the consecration and
the Archbishop of York, the Most Revd Dr John Sentamu, preached the
Dr Dorgu, until recently vicar of St John’s Upper Holloway, succeeds
Rt Revd Michael Ipgrave who served as Bishop of Woolwich between 2012
Bishop Karowei said: “I am pleased and privileged to be coming to
work and share with the people of the Woolwich area and of Southwark
“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.”
The Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, said: “I am
glad to welcome Bishop Karowei into the Southwark episcopal team and
wider diocese as he becomes Bishop of Woolwich.
“His love of our Lord and joyful Gospel witness will be a great
blessing to us all and especially to the parishes and people of the
Woolwich Episcopal Area.”