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Archbishop of Cape Town


Archbishop of Cape Town

The Archbishop of Cape Town is the Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.

The current Archbishop is the Most Reverend Thabo Makgoba

Robert Gray (1809-1872) was the first Anglican Bishop of Cape Town.

List of Bishops and Archbishops

Bishops of Cape Town
From Until Incumbent Notes
1847 1853 Robert Gray Resigned his overlarge diocese.
1853 1873 Received fresh letters patent for a new, smaller diocese.
1874 1897 William West Jones Became Archbishop of Cape Town.
Archbishops of Cape Town
1897 1908 William West Jones Died in office.
1909 1930 William Carter Previously Bishop of Zululand and then of Pretoria.
1931 1938 Francis Phelps Translated from Grahamstown; died in office.
1938 1948 Russell Darbyshire Translated from Glasgow and Galloway; died in office.
1948 1957 Geoffrey Clayton Translated from Johannesburg; died in office.
1957 1963 Joost de Blank Translated from Stepney.
1964 1974 Robert Selby Taylor Previously Bishop of Northern Rhodesia, then of Pretoria, then of Grahamstown; later Bishop of Central Zambia.
1974 1981 Bill Burnett Previously Bishop of Bloemfontein and then of Grahamstown.
1981 1986 Philip Russell Previously Bishop of Port Elizabeth and then of Natal.
1986 1996 Desmond Tutu Previously Bishop of Lesotho and then of Johannesburg; now Archbishop emeritus (of Cape Town).
1996 2007 Njongonkulu Ndungane Translated from Kimberley and Kuruman.
2007 present Thabo Makgoba Translated from Grahamstown.

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