The city of London and Southwark Cathedral today witnessed a large crowd of national and international friends and families of Revered Bishop Dorgu.
Reverend (Dr) Woyin Karowie Dorgu was consecrated and ordained as Bishop of Woolwich in the Diocese of Southwark London in the United Kingdom by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
As a Nigerian, Bishop Dorgu became the first black person over a period of two decades plus to be ordained after Bishop Sentamu.
By this celebration after he became the second ethnic African Bishop ever in the United Kingdom and Great Britain after the Bishop of York, Bishop Dr. John Sentamu from Uganda.
His ordination comes from and by the power of Her Marjesty the Queen Elizabeth II in her 66th years on the throne as England’s and Commonwealth Head.
It was a double celebration as it coincided with the annual celebration of St Patrick’s day in Great Britain. St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.
The colourful event and ceremony was led by Archbishop Justin Selby of Canterbury and assisted by many Bishops, Vicars and a team of large dignitaries from UK and other nations.
The Nigerian community was well represented by CG Alistair Soyode of BENTV and Nigerians in Diaspora Mentoring Corp, Former Vice President Alex Ekwueme, community leaders and corporate executives.
The event was rounded up with a dinner at Lambert Palace.