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Lukyalekere, Abimereke

Anglican Communion (Church of Uganda)


Rev. Abimereke Lukyalekere was a well-born Munyoro who was baptized on July 31, 1904, by the Rev. H. B. Ladbury.[1] In August, 1906 he went to the Seychelles to teach Christianity to Kabarega who had specially asked for him. He remained there two years.[2] In 1911 he went as a a teacher to Acoli, and the following year to Lango.[3] In these areas he won the respect and affection of the people. He was ordained deacon in 1919 and priest in 1920, and from 1919 onwards he was clergyman at Masindi. He retired in 1928.[4]

Louise Pirouet**

Notes(short form; see List of Sources for complete citations):

  1. Hoima Baptism Register.

  2. Uganda Notes, October 1906, p. 160.

  3. Gulu Service Book.

  4. Church of Uganda, Record Book; Kasaija, 1967.

This biography, written by Louise Pirouet, was included in “Appendix A: Biographical Notes,” on page 412 of “The Expansion of the Church of Uganda (N.A.C.) from Buganda into Northern and Western Uganda between 1891 and 1914, with Special Reference to the work of African Teachers and Evangelists” (PhD Thesis: University of East Africa, 1968). Pirouet published this thesis as Black Evangelists (London: Rex Collings, 1978). However, Black Evangelists does not reproduce the detailed biographies, complete with references to sources, found in Appendix A of the thesis. Print copies are available at Africana Section, Makerere University Library (U 02 P57); The Centre for Christianity Worldwide, Cambridge; and a microfilm copy at the School of Oriental Studies, London. [information from Angus Crichton]