Bishop Wilberforce kityo Luwalira presided over the official installation of the new st. Paul’s cathedral Namirembe canons in a colourful service held on 6th December 2020 at the cathedral. The service which was attended by a limited number of people strictly observed the health guidelines of preventing the spread of covid.
Canon ” kavov” is a Greek word meaning a straight measuring rod eg a ruler you use to draw a straight line. In the past Canons formed the Cathedral Chapter. They resided at the Cathedral and had booths in the Cathedral chancel. The Namirembe Cathedral Constitution stipulates that Canons shall not exceed 10 and their work is to assist the Bishop in guiding the Church in matters of Faith, Order & Doctrine.
The Bishop uses his discretion to declare one as a Canon. However he has to be a well versed clergy in matters of Faith Order & Discipline. A man/woman of integrity.
It should be noted that the Bishop named the new Canons in the last Diocesan Synod which sat in October this year from Bishop Dunstan Nsubuga Hall. The installed Canons are Ven Canon John Gitta Kavuma the Archdeacon of Mengo, Ven Canon Isaac Membe Kijjambu the archdeacon of Luzira, Ven Canon Godfrey Buwembo the Archdeacon of Nateete and Rev Canon Wasswa Sentamu.
Bishop Luwalira prayed and blessed the canons for God’s guidance in their new responsibility.