The Bishop Mouneer Anis is the Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, and the Primate of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Assisting him is Bishop Samy Shehata, the Area Bishop for North Africa.
Mouneer Anis received his Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery at Cairo University, Egypt in 1974. From 1979-2000 he served at Harpur Memorial Hospital in Menouf both as a Resident (until 1989) and from 1980 as the Director of the Hospital.
In 1986, Dr Mouneer received a Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the London School of Tropical Medicine. In 1993, Dr Mouneer received a Certificate in Hospital Management and Administrations from the School of Public Health at the University of California.
In 1999, Dr Mouneer was ordained a priest and served at All Saints Cathedral, Cairo. He then became the Administrator of the Diocese of Egypt and later was elected by the Diocesan Synod to be the third Egyptian Bishop of the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa. He then did practical and theological training at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia, the Diocese of Canterbury in Kent (UK) as well as at Nashotah House in Wisconsin, USA before his consecration in 2000. In 2007, Bishop Mouneer was elected as the President Bishop (Primate / Archbishop) of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East. He was re-elected to serve another term as President Bishop in 2012.
Bishop Mouneer is married to Nancy and they have two sons, Shady and Ramez. He strongly believes in the importance of “life dialogue” and of being a bridging church between traditional churches (orthodox, catholic and protestant), as well as between Christians and Muslims.
An avid photographer and painter, Bishop Mouneer studied with Dr Naseeb Baroody who studied under the notable Ansel Adams, John Sexton and Bruce Barnbaum. He is a vociferous reader and is often found translating books from English to Arabic and vice-versa.
After training at Trinity College, Bristol, Bill was ordained deacon by Bishop Ishaq Musaad in 1981. He served for 6½ years as an Assistant Minister at All Saints’ Cathedral in Cairo and was ordained priest there in 1982. Later, in England, Bill served as a Team Vicar at St Peter’s, Maghull during the 1990s, part of the Diocese of Liverpool in the Province of York. During those years he was an Anglican representative on the Merseyside Interfaith “Trialogue” (Jews, Christians, Muslims) group that met regularly.
From the early 2000s Bill was Vicar of Holy Trinity & St Matthias, Tulse Hill in the Diocese of Southwark, in the Province of Canterbury. Bill was made an honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral in 2007 and served for several years on a national taskforce within the Church of England set up to offer support to parishes situated in areas where people of other faiths formed the majority. He was consecrated as Area Bishop for North Africa in 2008.
With BA Honours and MA degrees in Modern History from Oxford University, a Masters in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a DLitt et Phil in Science of Religion from the University of South Africa, Bishop Bill is also a well-known Islamicist and the author of several books: The Unseen Face of Islam, Touching the Soul of Islam, Holy War, Kissing Cousins? and The Certainty Trap.
Bishop Bill, a British citizen, is married to Hilary. They are the proud parents of four children and the extra-proud grandparents of four grandchildren.
Before coming to the Diocese, Grant was Full Professor of Biblical Studies and Mission at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. His interest is in the New Testament, the Synoptic Gospels, the Bible and Mission, African Christianity, Biblical exegesis, Greek, and liturgy.
Very committed to mission, evangelism, and ecumenical relations, Bishop Grant has served in various countries, including Canada, USA, and Kenya where he taught at St Paul’s Seminary where several African Anglican bishops and archbishops were students under him.
Bishop Grant holds a BA (1977), STM (1982) and MA (1988) from McGill University, Dip Min from Montreal Diocesan Theological College (1983) and ThD from Wycliffe College, Toronto School of Theology (2002).
A Canadian citizen, Bishop Grant is married to Wendy, a medical doctor. They have two adult children; their son David and daughter Chara, who are both living in Canada.
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