New Archdeacon of Reigate
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 February 2001
The 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.
PHOTOGRAPHS of the new Archdeacon are available on request.
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.
Ordination training: Southwark Ordination
Course. Ordination. Deacon: 1985, Priest: 1986.
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.
For further information contact:
Last updated: 26/11/04