Karowei Dorgu, the new Bishop of Woolwich
Paul Woodbridge reports on the service of consecration for the new Bishop of Woolwich, Karowei Dorgu, who studied at Oak Hill in 1993-95.
On Friday 17 March 2017, Karowei Dorgu became the new Bishop of Woolwich at a service of over two hours at Southwark Cathedral. Part of the reason the service was long was the African singing, swaying and dancing that took place both before, after and during the service! Karowei comes from Nigeria, and the cathedral was packed with many friends and supporters, some of whom had flown in from his home country..
Karowei was a student at Oak Hill from 1993 to 95. I remember him well for his lively sense of humour, his effervescent character and the way everyone loved him! He was in my Greek class in his first year, although it would be fair to say Greek wasn’t his strongest subject. This led to many jokey conversations about him keeping up his Greek, including last Friday when I spoke to him after the service!
Thanksgiving for the life and ministry of Mike Ovey
A thanksgiving service for the life and ministry of Mike Ovey took place on Monday afternoon, 13 March, at All Souls, Langham Place, in London. See the complete video of the service here.
A packed church of about 800 people joined Mike's family, together with friends, colleagues, Oak Hill students and alumni, to pay tribute to Mike's exceptional gifts, which he offered in the service of the people of God, and to thank God for his life as a teacher, educator, and leader.