Serverus Jjumba, Bishop of Masaka

August 2019

Recently, the Holy Father Pope Francis appointed Msgr. Serverus Jjumba as the new bishop of the Diocese of Masaka, the region in which EVC Uganda operates.

The former bishop, John Baptist Kaggwa was the patron of EVC and supported our work for a number of years. He retired as a bishop upon reaching the age of 75 in March 2018.

Rt Rev Serverus Jjumba was ordained and installed as the fourth bishop of Masaka on 6th July 2019. Bishop Emeritus Kaggwa was the main ordaining minister and preacher at his installation. He was assisted by four other bishops as well as the Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda. Many priests and religious were present, including Father Boniface, an EVC trustee.


Rev Serverus Jjumba & John Baptist Kaggwa

Bishop Emeritus John Baptist Kaggwa (kneeling) & Bishop Serverus Jjumba (standing)


The Diocesan choir led the singing at Mass, but afterwards, there was light entertainment. The children of St Matia Mulumba school sang a song especially written for the Bishop. Below is the audio file of the children singing for him:  




St Matia Mulumba school choir & dancers


Bishop Serverus Jjumba was born on 2nd July 1962 at Bulando, near Masaka town. He was highly educated in a number of schools, university and seminaries, and was ordained a priest on 20th June 1992 at Kitovu Cathedral.

Bishop Jjumba is a prelate of profound faith; he is a good and determined leader in regards to ministry and schooling, a sportsman and a professional teacher. The bishop was the right hand in many of the spiritual works and developments of his predecessor, and continuity is no doubt ensured.



See the collections of photographs below taken on the day of Bishop Jjumba's installation, shared from Uganda Episcopal Conference's Facebook page. Click on the play button and 'See more' link to view all the photos and please follow their account to keep up to date.





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