Right Reverend Brian Marajh has been elected as the new Anglican bishop for the Kimberley and Kuruman diocese.
KIMBERLEY-born Right Reverend Brian Marajh, 61, has been elected as the new bishop of the Kimberley and Kuruman dioceses of the Anglican church.
Marajh was serving as the eighth bishop of St Mark’s Cathedral in George.
He attended Homevale Secondary School in Kimberley, where he matriculated in 1980 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Western Cape.
He was ordained a deacon in the Anglican Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman in December 1986 and was ordained as a priest in December the following year.
Marajh pursued a Master of Theology degree at the University of Glasgow and a doctorate of philosophy (PHD) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
He also holds a certificate in family and marriage counselling from Unisa.
He was appointed as a Canon Theologian in the Anglican Diocese of Mauritius in 2004 and served as rector of Curepipe, Mauritius from 2005 to 2006.
Marajh was the director of the Diocesan Training Centre for Ministries.
He returned to the Church of the Province of Southern Africa, to the Diocese of George, in 2008 and served as the rector of All Saints in Mossel Bay.
He was appointed as the vicar-general in August 2010 and succeeded Donald Harker following his resignation in George on January 20, 2011.