The Swaziland Society - founded 1991

The Swaziland Society holds meetings for members in London, and other locations around Britain. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Swaziland - download a membership application form from the menu (left).

On Friday 16 Nov 2012... 'before a crowd of thousands, 61-year-old Ellinah Wamukoya was consecrated as the first female Bishop of Swaziland and the first woman to enter the Anglican episcopate in Africa.'...It was 'a momentous occasion' Thabo Makgoba, archbishop of Cape Town, said, and a sign, perhaps, that his church (the Anglican Church of Southern Africa) was keeping pace with social change. ACSA joins the handful of churches

in the Anglican Communion who have swept away 'centuries of entrenched sexism and allowed women to become bishops.' (Guardian 19 Nov 2012).

 Meanwhile today (20 Nov 2012) despite 42 out of 44 dioceses of the Church of England, and the new Archbishop of Canterbury, being in favour of female bishops, the proposal did not obtain a two thirds majority in the three houses of the synod. On the previous Friday, after Wamukoya's consecration in Swaziland, Thabo Makgoba had written to wish the Church of England 'God speed' as they deliberated this week...