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Area Bishop of Woolwich, Dr Karowei Dorgu

In a letter to his diocese, the Bishop of Southwark has announced the death yesterday of the Bishop of Woolwich, the Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu. Update: further details, including a tribute from the Archbishop of Canterbury, now at the Southwark website.

Bishop Christopher writes:

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the death of Bishop Karowei Dorgu. Bishop Karowei died peacefully after a long struggle with his health on Friday 8 September in the presence of his family at King’s College Hospital.

There will be time for proper tributes to be paid to him in due course — but for now I wish to convey my deepest sympathy to his wife Mosun, son Timi, twin sister Collette and the whole family. I express my gratitude for Bishop Karowei’s friendship and inspirational ministry — latterly as Bishop of Woolwich — where he brought much joy in his passion for the Gospel and loving encouragement to all whom he encountered. It was a privilege to join the family at his bedside and anoint him in his last hours, and I am grateful that the Archbishop of Canterbury came to pray with the family. We have lost a dear friend, brother and colleague and we will miss him greatly. I commend Bishop Karowei and his family to your prayers. May he rest in peace.

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Ayobami Abiodun
Ayobami Abiodun
9 months ago

May His loving and gentle soul rest in peace. Amen

Emmanuel Ebong
Emmanuel Ebong
9 months ago

May he rest in the peace of the Lord.

Davis St Marthe
Davis St Marthe
9 months ago

This is extremely sad news & I wish all the best for his family

Fatai Ilupeju
Fatai Ilupeju
9 months ago

“From God we came and to Him we shall return” May Rt. Rev. Dorgu soul rest in peace.

Shirley Fox
Shirley Fox
9 months ago

I am saddened to hear of the death of Bishop Karowei’s. Just over six years ago I was baptised and confirmed by the Bishop of Woolwich at the Chapel of St Peter and St Paul in Greenwich. I was nearly 77 years old and was the oldest one to be baptised and confirmed on the day.
I will always remember him as a wonderful person. My deepest sympathy goes to his wife and the rest of his family. May his soul rest in peace! 🙏

Kate
Kate
9 months ago

Still lost for words. We thank God for his life and ministry

Kate
Kate
Reply to  Kate
9 months ago

FYI that’s a different Kate than I who often posts here

Ben P
Ben P
9 months ago

Bishop Karowei was a faithful, passionate and caring pastor who ministered with so much joy. He will be much missed, not just across SE London. We give thanks for his life and service and offer our prayers for Mosun and Timi and the family. Rest eternal grant unto your servant, O Lord.

Abosede Francis
Abosede Francis
Reply to  Ben P
8 months ago

May Bishop Karowei’s ministry speak mercy for him on the throne of mercy. He confirmed my children. We will.really miss you Bishop Karoŵei, Rest in Peace.

Jonathan Jamal
Jonathan Jamal
8 months ago

As a former Anglican who still keeps an ecumenical interest in the Anglican Churches I watched yesterday online the Funeral Eucharist of Bishop Karowei prior to his Burial in Islington and I thought the Bishop of Southwark did this beautifully with Great Love, Dignity and wonderful Pastoral Sensitivity and the late Bishop was certainly in every sense of the word given a great send off by the Church of England, and I found watching this Funeral very moving, Jonathan

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