Bishop of Willesden consecrated at St Paul’s Cathedral
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The Rt Revd Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy has been consecrated as the new Bishop of Willesden at a service at St Paul’s Cathedral led by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Bishop Lusa was introduced as the next Bishop of Willesden in November during a visit to Twyford School, a leading Church of England School in Acton, which sits in the Willesden Episcopal Area.
He succeeds the Rt Revd Pete Broadbent as Bishop of Willesden, who served as Bishop for 20 years.
Bishop Lusa was ordained in 2008 and served as an Assistant Curate in the Diocese of Canterbury, before becoming Vicar of St Aidan, Gravesend in 2012. In 2017 he was appointed BAME Mission and Ministry Enabler in the Diocese of Leicester, wherein he oversaw an increase in representation and participation of those from UK Minority Ethnic (UKME) backgrounds in the life and structures of Leicester Diocese.
Speaking of the consecration, the Bishop of London, the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, said:
“It was a joy to join Lusa and his family today as he was formally welcomed to the Diocese of London. I look forward with excitement to seeing him lead and grow our Church in London with his wisdom, love and understanding.”
The Rt Revd Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy, Bishop of Willesden, said:
“I’ve been very much looking forward to the consecration, and am eager to start this phase of my ministry in Willesden and the Diocese of London. It was good to meet so many of the people alongside whom I’ll be serving. I’m grateful for the many warm messages received, especially the commitment to pray for me and my family.”