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John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu Edit Profile

97th Archbishop of York

John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu, Ugandan 97th Archbishop of York. Achievements include being the first black archbishop in the Church of England. Fellow: Royal Society Arts.

Background

Sentamu, John Tucker Mugabi was born on June 10, 1949 in Uganda. Arrived in England, 1974.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, 1971. Bachelor in Theology, Selwyn College, Cambridge University, 1976. Master of Arts in Theology, Selwyn College, Cambridge University, 1979.

Doctor of Philosophy in Theology, Selwyn College, Cambridge University, 1984.

Career

Practiced law, Uganda. Ordained priest, 1979. Assistant chaplain Selwyn College, Cambridge University, 1979.

Chaplain Her Majesty Remand Center Lachmere House, 1979—1982. Curate St. Andrew's, Ham, 1979—1982, St. Paul's Church Herne Hill, South London, 1982—1983. Priest-in-charge Holy Trinity, Tulse Hill, 1983—1984.

Parish priest St. Matthias, Upper Tulse Hill, 1983—1984. Vicar joint benefice Holy Trinity and St. Matthias, 1984—1986. Priest-in-charge St. Saviour, Brixton Hill, 1987—1989.

Honorary canon Southwark Cathedral, 1993—1996. Bishop of Stepney, 1996—2002. Bishop of Birmingham, 2002—2005.

Archbishop of York, since 2005. Primate of England and Metropolitan, member House Lords, Privy Councillor. Advisory Stephen Lawrence Judicial Inquiry, 1997—1999.

Chair Damilola Taylor Review, 2002. Chair Haemoglobinopathy Screening Progressive National Health Service (National Health Service), since 2001. Chairman EC1 New Deal, 2002—2004.

President Youth for Christ, since 2004, Young Men’s Christian Association, since 2005.

Achievements

  • Achievements include being the first black archbishop in the Church of England.

Membership

Fellow: Royal Society Arts.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, cooking, reading, rugby, soccer.

Connections

Married Margaret Sentamu. Children: Grace, Geoffrey.

spouse:
Margaret Sentamu

children:
Grace Sentamu

Geoffrey Sentamu