The Reverend Mpole Samuel Masemola has been licensed as the new assistant priest for the Bergen Congregation, part of the Anglican Chaplaincy of Norway.
Pictured left to right in the above photo: Rune Torsvik (Chair of Bergen Committee), Canon Stephen Hance (Canon Missioner, Southwark Diocese), Mrs Iris Evans-Bjørno (Reader), the Reverend Sammy Masemola (Assistant Chaplain, Bergen), Canon Janet Heil (Chaplain, Norway), Archdeacon Jonathan LLoyd, Canon Jacob Frode Knudsen (Sub-Dean of Bergen Cathedral), the Reverend Mary Strømmen (Assistant Chaplain, Trondheim).
At a celebration of the Holy Eucharist on Sunday 27 January, Archdeacon Jonathan LLoyd presided and preached, and Sammy was warmly welcomed by the clergy and congregation. Canon Stephen Hance brought greetings from the Cathedral and Diocese of Southwark in England, which is twinned with Bergen's Lutheran Domkirke.
Fr Sammy is South African, and was previously Assistant Curate in Oslo and has had a career in publishing. He will also serve as our Diocesan representative on the Council of USPG - Anglicans in World Mission (now known as Us.)