THE CLERGY

At the inauguration of the Diocese in 1973 there were ten Priests, two Catechists and eight Parishes in the Diocese. The Bishop of the Diocese, Rt. Rev. Arthur realizing the enormity of the task ahead embarked upon a programme of recruitment and training of Clergy for the Parishes that were to be established in due course. His efforts were continued by subsequent Bishops and the end result is that currently there are sixty-five Priests in the Diocesan thirty Parishes and their numerous outstations and forty one Catechists in the service of the Diocese.






The Anglican Diocese of Kumasi was created on 17th June 1973 out of the Diocese of Accra with rt. Rev. john Benjamin Arthur as its first Bishops. Bishops Arthur had been an Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Accra since June 1965 until his enthronement as Bishop of Kumasi on June 1973. He was instrumental in the construction of a new Cathedral for the new Diocese. He will be always remembered for his foresight, cordial human relations and keen sense of judgment and determination to succeed in the face of menacing challenges.




Rt. Rev. Edmund Kojoe Yeboah succeeded the Rt. Rev.  J. B. Arthur in January 1985 as the second Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Kumasi. Bishop Yeboah pursued evangelism in the Diocese and greatly enlarged the borders of the Diocese of Kumasi. He also increased the number of Priests with his human resource improvement policy. Bishop Yeboah retired in early1998 after a very successful career as the Bishop for the new and young Diocese of Kumasi.




Rt. Rev. (Maj Rtd) Daniel Yinkah Sarfo was installed Bishop of the Diocese of Kumasi on 14th March 1999. Before his election as Bishop, he was one of the Anglican Chaplains serving with the Ghana Armed Forces.


Bishop Sarfo’s experience in the Armed Forces has well prepared him with courage and the fortitude to undertake the task of moving the Diocese forward. He has embarked on number of viable projects as part of his endeavour to make the Diocese of Kumasi financially independent and capable of rendering useful services to Ghanaian Society at large. He also, like his predecessors considers human resource development as an important element of his task and has embarked on diversity the training of the Clergy to make ii possible for them to undertake other duties in addition to their professional tasks.

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