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New Archdeacon of Reigate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 February 2001

Daniel KajumbaThe Rev Daniel Kajumba is to be the next Archdeacon of Reigate. He succeeds the Venerable Martin Baddeley who retired at the end of 2000. The Reigate Archdeaconry embraces the more rural southern part of Southwark Diocese, mostly in Surrey.

The Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Rev Tom Butler, announcing the appointment on 8 February, said: "Daniel will bring to the Reigate Archdeaconry a wide range of experience and a great deal of wisdom. He has the advantage of being a rural man from the outset with highly developed management skills as well as wide experience in caring for both young and old. I look forward to his contribution to my senior staff meetings and the ongoing life of the Diocese."

Daniel Kajumba, 48, is Team Vicar of St Francis, Horley, in Surrey, in the Diocese of Southwark. He is an active member of the Diocesan Synod and several other diocesan committees, including the newly constituted Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns Committee. He also serves on the Croydon Episcopal Area Council (The Bishop of Croydon, the Rt Rev Wilfred Wood, is an Area Bishop in Southwark). Daniel is married to Tina and they have two children, both at university.

Mr Kajumba has previously worked as a stipendiary priest in St Albans Diocese and has served as a non stipendiary priest in his homeland of Uganda.

Having been exiled to Britain during Idi Amin's regime in Uganda, he trained for the ministry on the Southwark Ordination Course. Before ordination he worked at different times in a factory, as an auxiliary nurse, a youth officer, deputy warden of a Christian hostel and as proprietor of a home for the elderly.

On his return to Uganda in 1987 he worked as a senior executive in the Ugandan Government and later as the Secretary General of the Kingdom of Buganda, in what is now southern Uganda.

Commenting on his new appointment as Archdeacon, he said: "I first came to the Southwark Diocese in 1978, and trained for the priesthood with the then Southwark Ordination Course. Martin Baddeley, the retiring Archdeacon, was my Principal and he has been a good friend and mentor. Having worked for nearly two years in Horley, I have come to love this part of the Diocese, and I am looking forward to the many challenges that we face within the Diocese and the Church at large. There is so much wealth and depth of talent, gifts and ministry within this Diocese, being exercised by both the laity and clergy. I have already learnt much from many people and there is great potential for us together to serve God and his people.

"I am thankful for the opportunity which Bishop Tom and Bishop Wilfred have given me. I am often reminded of a saying about our Lord Jesus: 'Duty, not glory; Service, not throne, Inspired his efforts'. I hope and pray that I can follow his example."

NOTES: An Archdeacon is a senior member of the clergy, responsible to the diocesan bishop for an area. The archdeacon usually inducts new incumbents into their parishes, shares the pastoral care of the clergy and does much practical, legal and administrative work.
The Archdeaconry of Reigate comprises the three Rural Deaneries of Caterham (9 parishes), Godstone (14 parishes), and Reigate (24 parishes).

PHOTOGRAPHS of the new Archdeacon are available on request.

SHORT BIOGRAPHY
The Rev Daniel Stephen Kimbugwe KAJUMBA
Born November 20th 1952, in Uganda. Early education in Uganda.
1971, Exiled to UK during Idi Amin regime.
Higher and Theological studies include:
BA (Soc Sc) Open University; Diploma and Post-Graduate Certificate, Christian Life College; Diploma Theology, London University; HND (Business Studies Public Administration).
Associate of the Institute of Municipal Building Management.
LAMDA (Gold Medal Public Speaking).

Married to Tina Carole. Two grown-up children at university.

Employment before ordination includes: Factory worker, Auxiliary Nurse, Youth Officer, all in Bournemouth; Maintenance Officer, later Deputy Warden of Christian Alliance Centre Housing Association, Waterloo.
Proprietor of a Residential Home for the Elderly.

Ordination training: Southwark Ordination Course. Ordination. Deacon: 1985, Priest: 1986.
1985-87: Curate, Goldington (St Albans Diocese) & part-time Chaplain, Bedford Prison.
Uganda, 1987-98: Preaching & Pastoral Ministry (non-stipendiary): Fishers of Men Ministries (Church planting and regular seminars); New Creation Ministries (Prayer and counselling ministry); Preaching regularly in Nyanama and Bunamwaya ecumenical churches, Student Christian Fellowships, institutions, and organising and taking part in numerous worship and festival occasions for the Kingdom of Buganda (in what is now southern Uganda).
Secular employment included working as senior executive for Buganda and Uganda Government and the private sector.
Team Vicar, Horley St Francis, 1999 - 2001.

Currently member of Diocesan Synod, Bishop's Council, Business Committee, Board of Finance (Parsonages & Property Maintenance Committee), Croydon Area Council, Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns Committee.

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